I’m thinking about taking the kids out of daycare and preschool and homeschooling for the rest of the year.
Thinking about it.
And in an effort to see if I can handle it, we took today off, kind of, and have had the ultimate mommy day. Filled with art projects and games, emails and editing, cooking and dancing, keys locked in cars and walks in the rain, tears and laughter. And naps. Glorious naps.
Naps that allowed me to throw this video together.
A video that shows why I want my kids with me as much as possible right now, when they’re little, b/c life moves so so quickly and I’ll never get this time back.
a mommy day from jodie allen on Vimeo.
As an aside… since having Gray I bet I’ve gained at least 20lbs. I say BET b/c I truly have no idea. It could be closer to 50lbs for all I know. And this weight gain means I HATE seeing myself on the other side of the lens. HATE it. But I know, deep down, below where I can’t stop looking at my fat belly and double triple chins is the place that knows my kids don’t see a chubby mom (in pjs at 10am), they just see their mom. And I want my kids to see me with them. Having fun. Enjoying life. Just being together. No matter how I feel about myself. And I hope that if me showing you how I look most days when I’m home helps you realize you need to be in more photos and videos too than posting this was totally worth the internet humiliation at flaunting my weight gain!
ps… if the part with Parker and the doll head doesn’t make you laugh out loud something is wrong with you! HA!
how I love my kids, all four of you in that delightful video! You made me laugh out loud and dance at my desk!
right on friend. 🙂 and you look great….
totally funny, especially the doll head. going through the process you have been with starting a business and balancing a family is challenging but you will get ahead and it will all be worth it! xoxo. love ya friend.
OMGoodness! This totally just made my day! I was laughing so hard! First of all, I think you’re the perfect size! You’re beautiful! And you have the cutest kids! Grayson and i were dancing and singing this song the other day. I get made fun of because I like this song, lol. It’s just so catchy! 😉
The doll part was sooo great!!! I’m going to have to do this too. Grayson keeps singing Black Eyed Peas lately. ha!
P.S. I saw my painting up there on the wall. Eeeek!
I miss those days- babies, playing, singing, dancing….
When we got up this morning and it was gray and rainy I said to Carsyn, “I wish we had no where to go…”
THANK you THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME LAUGH OUT LOUD TODAY! and now…how about gray being quite the rag doll! and HE’S gots some moves himself! woot woot!
LOVE the video! too funny! the doll part had me cracking up!
Jackson and Katie just watched it with me and J was hopping all around. He loved it, so now I think I have to download the song so we can have a dance party too. I just need a video camera first…
My girls and I ended our day by watching their “best friends” dance “on Ms. Jodie’s blog!” They danced right along all over the house. What a great way to spend a day…and I hope they’re all sound asleep by now:).
I want to come home so I can do the “party in the USA dance” that all the girls here do.. with bailey, because it’s the same one!!
this is so so precious!
So, so great! Nothing like a good old “dance party” to put a smile on your face. Those are some of my favorite mommy times. So much fun! Just wait until Gray starts “breakdancing!” p.s… That’s one of Katherine’s favorite songs. She sings ALL the words!
I do not know why, but that totally made me CRY! I think it’s because I don’t dance with my kids NEARLY enough. I don’t care what else we get done today, we are TOTALLY making a dancin’ movie. My girls would love that. Thanks for putting yourself out there, too. I don’t know that I’d have the guts. Bravo to you!
Absolutely priceless !!! Your kids are adorable and have some sweet moves !!! That poor doll will never be the same. Cute PJ’s, by the way. You really made me stop and think, how often do I just concentrate on THEM !!! Thanks, I needed that reality check.
Awesome. I cracked up during the doll scene – too cute. What I admire most about you is how you put yourself out there…this rocked.
What a great video and legacy you are founding. I remember dancing to Neil Diamond with my dad as a kid. Hmmmm… I may have just been inspired by you… again. Thanks so much for being so real and adorable! p.s. LOVED the doll scene and how you timed it to the music. 🙂
You have totally inspired me! That looks like so much fun! I’m getting out my camera and even downloading that song! Thanks!
LOVE this video, can’t stop singing this song. Reminds me of dancing around the house to “Honey Bee” by Gloria Gaynor with my mom.