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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Confession

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I had to delete my previous post. (Sorry to those that made supportive comments!) Not because of what I said. But because of a comment that was made. I don't know who the commenter was because they only left their first name, and I know about a billion people with that name. So. I have to respond to the comment here. In front of everyone. I've actually debated posting this and gone back and forth several times. So, I'm just going to throw it out there. And hopefully someone can say something nice in the end, so I can have my warm fuzzies back. And I can return to the fun posts.

I am a mom. And a damn good one. BUT, I am not only a mom. I actually do have a life beyond motherhood. I am a wife (a good one), a friend (a good one), and also a woman(a good one). I am a woman that would like to take a shower, preferably on a daily basis (it rarely happens), work (someday), explore my talents, and maintain my brain. I have bad days (who doesn't?). Sometimes my kids drive me nuts (if yours don't, then you are lying). But, I give them every ounce of attention that I can. They are fed, clothed, polite, funny, caring young men, that I know are going to grow up and be wonderful human beings.

I enjoy making my house a home and I am positive that my family agrees that our house is a home. I am happy crafting and doing activities that often involve glue guns and drills. And I know the boys love to help out. If they didn't, they would tell me (all of them, hubs included).

Why do I feel the need to explain myself? Because that's who I am. I don't like it when people say hurtful things and I don't like offending anyone. I hope that people read my blog and enjoy what I've said and get a good laugh at the ridiculous things that go on in a house full of boys where I am trying to maintain my sanity and keep chaos to a minimum. I also hope that people find my ideas fresh and can maybe take one or two with them. Or, I can take some of theirs. Give and take people. Give and take. As we say in our house, "Work as a team."

I blog (okay, I write a journal for the entire world wide web to read) because I know that my family and close friends like to see what is going on in the daily life of the Thor family. I also do this because I want to be able to look back on these entries and see all the challenges, and triumphs we have had over the years. I can't be all frilly and joyful every day (although I pretty much am), some days are not the greatest. Really. It's true. Some days just really suck. But, if I can't write about them as well as share all the fun things I am doing around the house, then those of you that don't like it, don't have to read it.

I write for my family. I write for my friends. I write for me. That's it.



Blogger Kirsty said...

I read that comment and I have to say I was horrified by it. I have been thinking about how to respond to it ever since because it really got to me. I think it was because it was so sanctimonious, judgmental and unkind but couched in "I am just saying because I care". It made me sad.

I think it is admirable that you are invested in making your house a home and that this gives you satisfaction. We are born with the desire and need to create. I commend you for doing so. I hope you and your commenter will watch this. It's very short.But so worthwhile.

I find it beautiful, life affirming and inspiring. "Don't let the voice of critics paralyze you".

You are SO RIGHT ON that you are a mom but not ONLY a mom. You have every right to have a bad day, to express frustration and to still be an exceptional, loving mom. In fact being honest and venting sometimes makes us better moms.

More power to ya. I think you are great. And not just because we share a name :) Keep doing what you are doing.

November 19, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Thank you. I appreciate that.

November 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

In addition to my facebook message, I wanted to say that you inspire me to get off my ass every day and do something for myself!

P.S. I have a Cricut you could use anytime you wanted as soon as you move back to Minneapolis.... I'm just saying.

November 19, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger The Smiths said...


You are a strong, beautiful woman with a good heart that is full of love and devotion for your family. I am proud of you for addressing the insensitive, careless thoughts of a so-called "friend." You keep doing exactly what makes you "Kirsty"- crafting, mommying and everything in between! Love you duck. JENN

November 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

You forgot to write that you are a terrific daughter and your father couldn't be prouder!

November 21, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger shannaleah13 said...

I know this is a super old post & I've never commented on anyones posts before...I've started reading your blog...4th straight day now...not all day, just when I find a few minutes here and there :) And I have to say I love you..not in a weird way or creepy way but a refreshing way!! You're a great Mom w/ THREE boys under 5...how you do that I will never know!!! Please don't let one person ever rain on your parade...you are so much better than that!! Better than letting one person who is unhappy w/ their life so they judge others make you feel bad. Sad really. Anyway, I love borrowing ideas from you.

November 18, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

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