This blog chronicles the lives of the Caffee Clan: Brian, Kelly, Josh, Jason, Lauren and Katelyn as we navigate life as a large, loud, military family that lives on the verge of complete chaos! I'm Kelly, AKA "Mom", "Mama", "Babe" or the "1SG's wife", I am 37, a stay-at-home-mom that dreams of someday working in the marketing field. I love photography, scrap booking, healthy eating and cooking, my family, music and dancing!! I have a fetish for gross medical stuff, like unusual diseases or strange growths, and sometimes I wish I was a midwife. As you read, you might notice that I have an slight obsession with cleaning and germ-avoidance, but do not fret, I am aware and I am working on it. And I love making lists! I have lots of opinions about lots of things and this is what is represented here! I'm not always right (wait, I'm NOT??) but I always have something to say!!!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's been awhile....
Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged! I think I left Guam and just disappeared! We are finally pretty settled here in CO - just waiting for our house to be finished so that we can move in and stay put. We LOVE it here so far, wildfire and all. If you live on the moon and haven't heard, Colorado Springs is ablaze. It's awful. Watching the land burn and seeing so many people evacuate has made my heart so heavy. The fire has burned about 18,500 acres as of now. Such destruction. I'm working and starting to feel comfortable amongst the Air Force people! Even starting to pick up the "lingo" - I'm so very Army! I miss my dear friend "I", though, it's weird to be working without her. I miss you, Ma Sexy! ;) I do have to just vent for a second, so if you don't want to hear it, go grab a snack and meet me at the bottom of the page. I really hate it when people push their ideas on me - more specifically, how to raise children and even more specifically, when other mothers do it. Just stop. I'm not even kidding. If you feel the need to speak, stop. Unless you pushed one of MY children out of YOUR body, then please keep your comments to yourself, please. Let me explain; about a week ago I was sitting in the pharmacy not feeling well, waiting on a prescription FOR ME when the PA came out and was talking to me about my kids' vaccination records. Yes, I vaccinate. Yes, I think it's good to do research and decide what you are comfortable with. And yes, if you open that door with me, expect to be told as much! It seems that somewhere in our 15 moves in 15 years, one of my kiddos got vaccinated for the same thing three times when it should have only been twice. No big deal. However, the gal sitting next to me with her four year old son felt that it was a very big deal. She proceeded to tell me that I was basically abusing my kid (she had no idea that I actually have 4) because I vaccinated him. I let her go on about autism, vaccination injury and a whole slew of rhetoric while I watched her sweet boy shove Cheetos into his face. When she had finished explaining how she would never, ever pump her precious sons body full of chemicals, I asked her what, exactly, she felt those Cheetos were made of. She just gaped at me. Now, let me state very clearly that my kids eat junk, and candy and all that, in moderation. I am not claiming that I am a better Mom, but I am saying I am a more experienced Mom. Anyway, even though I should have ignored her, I couldn't stop myself - this topic seems to be so trendy lately and I'm over it. So I started to lecture right back about "fake food" that's full of chemicals, childhood obesity and why it's super important to be careful about what you eat. I went off about "herd mentality" and all that, too. Oh yes, I did go there. She said that it was ok to feed her son junk because "obesity is reversible and so are the diseases that go along with it." And that as long as her son isn't forced to get vaccines then she is comfortable with everybody else's kids getting them. Oh. Ok. Then why exactly did you start this conversation? I won't go into the rest of it here, I think you see my point, but I left really annoyed. Hey, other mothers, I don't compete in the mommy wars, and at the risk of sounding heartless, I don't really care what you do with your kids as long as you are caring for them! And more so, you have no right to my kids. They are MINE and I'm doing my best. So back off! I have my beliefs and you have yours. And I won't share them with you unless you ask me. *sigh* That has been a bee in my bonnet all week! I'm glad it's out!