Meet Frankie!

10153794_10153365646648363_7370507212575566158_nWe welcomed a new little bundle of joy into our lives last weekend. It’s a boy and his name is Frankie. He’s the cutest, most adorable ball of fur I’ve ever seen. I’ve always been a cat lover (dog lover too).

Growing up, we always had a cat or 5 hanging around our property or in the house. Not only are cats both soothing and wisdom holding but they are so adorable and absolutely silly. Unfortunately, the last few places we’ve lived, we haven’t been able to have a pet. Maybe that’s it. The cat-maternal instinct deep inside me was in overdrive seeing all my social media pals flashing their beloved pets in my face. I was definitely the definition of the term “jealous much.”

All that has since dissipated now that I have transitioned into the full swing of everything cat. PetSmart and Petco are my favorite places to go and don’t be ‘a judgin’ if you see me walking Frankie on a leash sometime this summer.

I’m a Cat Mom and I love it.10730819_10153365646598363_7813242617922223918_n

Here’s Looking At You, Kid.

If I would have blogged yesterday, I would have spent my time bitching about a really stressful work week. I would have probably had a bit of a pity party and questioned why God puts morons in our lives. Maybe it’s to test our patience, who knows. But..it’s not yesterday. It’s tomorrow.

It’s a little nuts to know that a person can be angry, frustrated, and irate after a long week of working but within 30 seconds of being in the presence of a 3 1/2 year-old, the mood can be changed drastically. I’m hanging out with my niece and nephew this weekend and you know what, it’s exactly what I needed. I needed a pause button on the stress of grown-up life.

IMG_6572Kids are blissfully happy. They have no worries, they aren’t trying to impress anyone. They don’t care what comes out of their mouths in fear that someone will judge them. They are just themselves and it’s amazing. Children are the lessons in life that we don’t give enough recognition to.

I’m not yet a mom but one day I hope to be and I can’t wait until that period of time in my life. I know kids aren’t all rainbows and butterflies but at the end of the day, a child brings a light of sunshine into a shady outlook. They give parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends a reason to get up in the morning and a reason to smile no matter the problems that engulf the world we live in.

With that being said, I feel much more at peace hanging out with the little dude you see to the right. He’s a ball of energy and has a mountain full of life ahead of him. I want to show him that anything is possible and I’ll be living proof of it. I’ll be vrooming cars and cho-cho-choing Thomas The Train for the next 48 hours. Happy Saturday, all!

So if you have the chance blogging world, hang out with a kid today. (A kid that you know of course. Don’t be a creeper and lurk around a playground.)