I’m just one of many. One of you. One Suburban Mama. I could be your Mother, Daughter, Sister, Auntie or BFF. I’m Christie Sweeney – who happens to be all of those people and more.
I started a “blog” about eight years ago called “Mommyhood”. I was a stay-at-home Mom at the time and the creative juices were overflowing. Needless to say, we were on the verge of some huge changes within the family, so the blog faded. I’ll be sharing some of those early posts simply because I still see the lessons to be learned and the laughs to be had with each one. The introductions I’ll be sharing were written for “Mommyhood”. As this new blog evolves, the unique stories will unfold, leading us to where we all are today.
I think that one of the best ways to get to know me would be through my family so, let’s introduce the players in this story. My initial audience already knows this cast, so unfortunately, changing their names to protect the innocent just isn’t going to cut it…sorry fam. But to those of you who happen to discover me and continue coming back for more, here goes…
Let’s start at the top. The man without who all this simply could not be possible – Honey. We’ve been together since I was a Senior in High School and he was 21. We have grown up together, learned lessons, learned of life, and are still open to learning more. Suffice to say, I think we make a pretty decent team and some damn fine looking children.
Next down the alpha line would be Bub. Bubby. Bubba. Isn’t that what all first born males are named? My oldest son who is now 18, but still my baby. A Mama’s boy? Yes and No, but I’m not complaining. He is a Senior in High School and we are in the midst of college “stuff”. It is exciting and scary and I cry every time I think of him leaving this Fall.
Sister. Sweet Pea. My 14 year old daughter who is both consistent and random at the same time. The relationships of Mothers and Daughters can be the most strained and the most thought provoking. If I keep my eyes and soul wide open, I find that I learn so much through my daughter. I pray every day that some day, she will call me her best friend.
And at the bottom of the food chain, yet still requiring the most attention is the 3 year son, Juanito. Born 6 weeks early, but still raring to go. He is tiny in stature but takes up the entire room when he is around. The entire family learns and laughs with him, but he is the little brother, meaning he is the most annoying at times. He absorbs everything (I mean, EVERY LITTLE THING) so there is a new lesson everyday.
So, this is it. There are many other players in our life. We are truly blessed with family and friends, who we consider family, and they will all make an appearance on this journey. Stay tuned for updates and anecdotes and thank you in advance for letting me share, brag, vent or go psycho mother on you all…I’m just taking it all one day at a time.