Being a Mom comes first before anything else in my life. I'm not perfect, by any means, but I am proud to say that my kids are ok.
My daughter endured a lot of things she shouldn't have as a baby/toddler because of her father and my lack of getting out of the situation; and I have worked hard to make sure that she has gotten through that barely scarred. She has some focus issues and likes to lie to me, but isn't that all kids? I hope so! I bought her a flute for her birthday. She is going to learn early so she'll be ahead in Middle School when she takes band. I am looking forward to teaching her!
My son, well he's lucky, I must say. He has his Mommy and Daddy together and things are swell in his little world. Things are so swell that we're a little spoiled and think it's ok to cry to get our way. With that being said, I am still trying to reach the goal of one day of his life with no crying. And he's 3. Every day I wake up and think to myself, "Today might be the day!" HA. Ha. It's hilarious because it's always a given that he will cry about something by 10 AM. Other than crying two to 3 times a day he is a joy. He is going to grow up to be such a good man--he's already very good about helping me and loves when I ask for his help around the house. He gladly helps and proudly states, "I take care of my Mommy."