Monday, January 30, 2012

in {her} shoes...TC

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today's in {her} shoes guest post is from the charming TC
i met TC through the Kids Blogger Network that we both belong to.  she is a funny, creative, and an all-around great mom.  you've got to go over to her blog and checkout all the fun things she does for her little Chief. 

Hi, I'm TC, the blogger of The Mommies Made Me Do It. I'm a military wife and SaHM in Washington, DC. My hubby and I have a 20yr old daughter in college and a 3yr old son in preschool. Yep, that's a pretty big age gap. I guess if we look on the bright side of it we should be thankful we got to focus on raising one kid before raising another. But, if given the choice, I would've loved for them to grow up together. My husband has so many great stories about the fun he and his slightly younger brother had growing up. And you can still see that bond between them today. I think my son sees his big sister more as a second mom than a sister. I guess that's a great bond to have too. When he's an older kid he'll have another woman to confide in when Mom is getting on his nerves :/

I used to be in the US Air Force. Now I'm an Air Force wife stationed in Washington, DC. I love being a military family. I've always looked forward to moving around the world and experiencing different cultures. Our daughter, however, didn't think moving was so great once she reached high school age. But we were VERY lucky to have been able to stay in one spot (Las Vegas) for all her high school years. Our son probably will never have to experience constant moving because my hubby will be retired before he starts Kindergarten. And we plan on staying in the DC area. That is, until the day he graduates high school. That will be the same day hubby and I move far, far away to some tropical island exclusive only to empty nesters!

Our daughter is a Washington Redskins Cheerleader, so YES, I'm a Washington Redskins fan! Go 'SKINS!!  The most rewarding part about being the mom of my beautiful 20 year old babygirl is seeing her living her dream. Since she was 3 years old, all she wanted to do was dance... that's it... nothing else.   Now she's in college pursuing a dance degree, she works as a dance instructor, and she's an NFL Cheerleader performing for fans all over the world. She's doing exactly what she wants to do with no obstacles or setbacks in her way. I happen to think we did an ok job of instilling 2 important values within her... self respect and work ethic. Now let's see if we can do the same with the little guy so we'll be 2 for 2!

My everyday life is filled with hotwheels, baseballs, spiderman underwear, and everything else "boy". Yes, part of my brain is still reserved for worrying about my daughter out in the world playing grown up. But at the forefront is this little 3yr old jumping bean that demands my attention 24hrs a day. I was truly unprepared for raising a boy. Before he came along, I would've never considered little boys and little girls to be different... but they are! I'm getting the hang of it, though. I can now mimic all the cool sounds like airplanes, motorcycles, sirens, and explosions. I know not to lie down on the floor unless I want to be jumped on and wrestled. A trip to the barber twice a month is easier than doing hair every morning. And, oh yeah, everything is a sword or gun... everything!

Thank you, Andie, for inviting me to your "In Her Shoes" series. I'm honored to be in the company of all these creative Mommies on your fabulous blog!


PlayDrMom said...

Great post. It was wonderful to learn more about TC! Love it!

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said...

I didn't know you had a 20 year old daughter, too! Nice to learn more about you :-)

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Awesome! Love that your daughter is a NFL cheerleader and that you were in the AirForce!

Unknown said...

Great learning more about you and your family, TC!! I love that you are encouraging your kids to follow their passions, and it's so sweet to hear you beam with pride about your adult daughter.

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