Friday, February 13, 2009

Follow up Friday

Mama Jean asked:
I am now an old woman, but, I remember raising young babies feeling so inadequate. A feeling that nobody appreciates what I do. Do you get these feelings also?
ANSWER: Sometimes but then I say something and Aaron and Ashley quickly remind me that I am appreciated by cleaning up and helping out with the babies. Ashley has been really good at always saying thank you. If I buy her something or she gets to go somewhere she always says it. Then of course the babies show they appreciate me by giving me endless hugs, kisses and smiles.

Have you ever thought of using your talents of superior scrapbooking as an income or online?
ANSWER: I don't think I would do well at an online venture. I have seriously thought about opening a scrapbooking store in Houston when we get back. There aren't any now and I think it would do really well. A friend told me once that you don't want to make your passion your business because then you might not love your passion as much...... so we will see what the future holds.

Jenn asked:
What activity/toy do you enjoy playing with each child?
ANSWER: These days we love books and anything hands on, blocks, puzzles. They also love when we play chase (I'm gonna get you) and peek a boo or the tickle game.

As a mother of twins, what do you feel you do well?
ANSWER: Organize, prioritize my time. Having 3 kids 1 which is a lot older I have learned you have to make sure everyone gets equal time.

What do you wish you did better?
ANSWER: communicate....... I am hard headed and don't always think before I speak. As far as doing better in regards to twins I don't know.

What advice would you give someone pregnant with twins (no, I am not pregnant with twins :) ) ANSWER: first and foremost it does get easier well not easier, different but better. I would also suggest a routine. Have a set time that specific things will take place, eat, sleep, play, bath. These things are key to keeping twins on a schedule. If one wakes, wake the other, when one eats the other one should too. That's what has kept me sane from the beginning.

What qualities do you like about yourself and Aaron?
ANSWER: my outgoing goofy personality, Aaron's ambition and motivation

What would you change?
ANSWER: I wish I was more compassionate, it's really hard for me to feel sorry for people even though I have a big heart and love to help others. Aaron I wish he was more patient.

If you had a $100 dollars and couldn't spend it on bills, how or where would you spend it?
ANSWER: I would love to do what I saw on an Oprah show once and raise more funds to help even more people. One lady raised more than $24,000 from just $1000. Awesome! I would probably do something like that or donate it.

Joe asked:
Any special plans for Valentine's Day?

ANSWER: Not on my end maybe Aaron has something special planned for us but I doubt it. We don't really go all out for Valentine's. We will usually get a card and candy for Ashley but that's about it.

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

I can totally tell you that making your passion into a business - or really a hobby into a business will more often than not it will kill your creativity...

I loved making jewelry and turned it into a business for a little over a year, but I found myself not being able to design as much new stuff as I wanted because it just sucked the creativity out of me.

I don't know if it would be the same having a store like that though - selling supplies for people to do the scrapping would be different. If I had just sold beads and jewelry making supplies it might have been better. Because your own creations would be a separate part of your life.