More CIO

"Even thought are cute, tiny, helpless infants it doesn’t change that they are born sinners."

"Yeah,so? I’m not going to leave them alone to cry because they’re sinners. I’m a sinner and I wouldn’t like to be left alone to cry when I need something,am hurt or need help. My infant isn’t any different. Not to mention they don’t actually understand manipulating or have the capacity to manipulate someone for any reason until about a year old."

"And I as well am not saying put them in the crib and NEVER go back in. There are methods to letting them CIO. No parenting method is perfect and all kids are different. They are born sinners and they are manipulative and they do need to be trained. We are their parents not their friends. There should be a healthy amount if fear towards us as parents just as we fear The Lord."

"Babies never want to just cry. You gotta remember they spent 40 weeks closer to you than anyone else. You can’t just expect them to let go of you that easily. At times they just want/need to be close to you. And who are we to deny them of one of their most basic instincts? And actually it’s bad for newborns to cry for too long. Trust me,we’re being parents not friends. But we’re also not being bullies.And no studies of the brain show infants can’t comprehend manipulation"

Having a discussion about CIO on FB

I said that to me and jer the risk of losing their trust isn’t worth learning how to “self soothe” someone from his old church responded with this:

Loosing their trust? They are manipulative little sinners! They are cute so it’s hard. My kids all still want to cuddle and love on me! I remember in a parenting class at Calvery with the Cottrells bring told “you don’t negotiate with little terrorists”

So I said:
Manipulative? They’re infants! They’re born into a world run by people bigger than them who believe they shouldn’t be respected just cause they’re little. They can’t communicate,they can’t do most things on their own,we are their main hope for survival and what we do makes or breaks them. Babies who are left to Fully CIO alone stop crying because they realize no one is there,no one is coming for them. Well Jeremy and I have a lot of beliefs with parenting way different than Calvary and our parenting decisions have worked for us. Kate was never left to CIO and she’s a very independent,self sufficient toddler who trusts us as parents,not because “were her parents and she should follow is blindly” but because we earned her trust and showed her we’d support her.

So glad I’m going to work or this woman would get her ass handed to her. When people call babies manipulative I get so furious!

Kate is still asleep at 10am

I have to leave for work at 11:30. Wahhh I wanna see my bubs! But it’s okay,I plan on letting her stay up late tonight to watch a movie,eat popcorn,drink hot chocolate and paint our nails :)

In regards to this 4/20 bullshit



Glad you guys want to celebrate Hitlers fucking birthday so fucking badly. 

But if you are a parent and you plan on posting ANYTHING about getting high tomorrow and shit, just go ahead and unfollow me or let me know so i can unfollow you. Its Easter tomorrow. I dont want your weed all over my dash. I want to celebrate Easter with my family. 

Grow up and spend the holiday with your kids instead of getting high. 

Thank you. I dont want to see that shit either. Doesnt make you cool.

Shout out to single parents out there. I’m tough and I’ve been alone with the kids before but the past 2 days without hubby has been rough. Kate sick,piper teething,both girls begging for my attention,housework calling my name;it’d be much easier and less stressful with my better half. Like right now Kaitlyn is whining in her bed because she didn’t get her full night time cuddles (I sing her 2 songs) because Piper was over tired and in pain from her tooth and I had to come rock her to sleep. Earlier they both wanted individual attention,not sharing me. I can’t imagine doing this 24/7,you single moms/dads deserve major respect.


So in love.





i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense


pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?




(via justinadoesmommythings)

So Jeremy is on a man vacation

Keep in mind he had 2 man nights while on vacation in California while I stayed home with a sick Kate one night and me sick the other night.
He flew to Idaho to see one of his best buddies and go bear hunting. I hope he has a good time I really do. Him and Sean went through the Marine Corps together and even 2 deployments. It’s been a while since they’ve seen each other. With that said;I am totally resenting him right now.
Piper woke up at 4am and wouldn’t go back to sleep. Diaper change,bottle,Tylenol for her tooth coming through. I rocked,I swayed,I walked,etc. at 6 am she finally fell back asleep. She slept in my bed of course. Then both girls were up at 8:30 for the day. I am in NO mood for shenanigans but of course they’re happening. Kate saying the same thing over and over and over. Piper high pitch squealing for no reason. Kate stealing toys from her sister,piper falling on everything.
On top of all that I still have so much cleaning to do. Jeremy left Friday an we got back from Cali Thursday morning. We left the house kinda picked up but we came home from California with so much laundry and new toys and they’re everywhere. Laundry wouldn’t be so tough except we don’t have a washer/dryer,we have to go to a laundry mat which with 2 girls alone is a nightmare. It’s not the first time I have to do things on my own but I’m just slightly resentful that he gets 2 vacations,1 completely on his own. When the last time I was alone was my doula training and that wasn’t a vacation,it was work. Both girls are being super clingy. Kate won’t even let me pee alone without screaming and crying her head off.
Ugh. I’m so exhausted with life.

Imagine if Dean tried to be flirty with Cas.

Dean: Is that a roll of quarters or are you just happy to see me?
Cas: No, that's my penis.
Dean: Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?
Cas: Yes, Dean, I fell in a tree.
Dean: Do you come here often?
Cas: To Earth? Not really, the last time I was here was 2000 years ago.
Dean: You must be tired, because you've been running through my mind all night.
Cas: No, I am not tired because I haven't been running, but thank you for your concern.
Dean: Was that an earthquake or did you just rock my world?
Cas: No, the earth has not been 'rocked' by me, perhaps another angel.
Dean: I may not be a genie, but I can make all your dreams come true.
Cas: I don't dream.
Dean: Are you a magnet because I'm attracted to you.
Cas: No, I'm not composed of magnetic atoms nor are you composed of metallic atoms.
Dean: If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put 'U' and 'I' together.
Cas: It is physically impossible to rearrange the English Alphabet.
Dean: Are you an alien because you just abducted my heart.
Cas: No, I'm an angel.
Dean: Are you lost? Because Heaven is a long way's away from here.
Cas: I know where I am and I know Heaven is far away from Earth, so no, I am not lost.