Sunday, September 14, 2008

What's in a name

Pea posted a comment about my blog name keepin it cool so I decided to explain myself. I guess for those of you who know me personally the first reason would be obvious, we own an air conditioning and heating company. A few days after Madisen was born Justin tested for his contractors license with the intention of open our new business  in May when it got hot. A few weeks after that, that being after Madisen was born in February, the slowest time of the year for AC companies he came home and told me not to panic but he had quit his job and everything was going to be okay. I had to "keep my cool" and pretend that I was totally fine with this and we were going to be just fine while I was really freaking out. I had two tiny kids to feed, diaper's, formula, clothes, food, a mortgage. I was not cool. But for the sake of everyone around me I "kept my cool" and today we have been so blessed and have a very successful business.

Another reason for the name is because I love the fall. As in the season. I love the cool weather. Not cold just cool. I love to wear jeans and boots and sweaters and eat soup. I love pumpkins and bails of hay, soccer season, Thanksgiving, shopping the day after Thanksgiving. But most of all I love it when the weather cools down after a very hot, very busy, very profitable summer and I am no longer a summer widow. I love to get my husband back.

Last but not least, I am working very hard at keeping my cool when it comes to my kids. Everyday is a struggle. I like things neat and clean and in there place. I have a list of things to do and don't get in my way while I do them. Then I had two kids. Everything changes. Laundry sits on the couch until the end of the day sometimes instead of being folded immediately after coming out of the dryer. Dishes get left in the sink. Beds are not made in the morning. These things use to consume my thoughts and actions until they were done until a two year old little boy said "Mommy how come you never play with me?" It broke my heart. So four years ago I started to change. I play more. Now there comes a time in the day where my type A personality takes over and things have to get clean and done but I play more. I scream less, and hopefully I am the "cool" mom when it counts.

7 comments:

The Pea said...

Great Post!!!
My only comment is Neat and clean and in there place in a bit of an understatement miss I vacumn three times a day!!

S'mee said...

Comin' late to the party...via Pea (thanks and hat tip). Wow! I'm excited! Welcome to blogging and keep writing the fabulous posts! I love it!

Mandi said...

I was wondering about the name, thanks for the post. I like the name, and love the fall also. It's my favorite time of year.

shinbou said...

I love this post. It made me cry(that might be lack of my special medicine:)) I feel the exact same way right now except my house is always a mess, if I am not constantly playing with my kids and keeping them preoccupied they get into everything. So I now wake up before them and get stuff done and that the way I end my night as well. The rest of the day is dedicated to playing and enjoying my boys.

Jenessa said...

I don't vacuum three times a day I have hard wood floors. Now I sweep!

Thatcher Family said...

Yeah! You did it! I'm so happy to see you here! Finally we might actually be able to keep in touch better...even if it's indirect. :) Miss you!

The Pea said...

LOVE the new dooo!!!