Madison (my tot) and I have a goal to meet 365 Moms & their tots.

Tot Mom #35

Justin, Jessica, Joel, & Jobe — The Super J’s

Jessica and her husband, Justin, both grew up in Maryland and began their relationship right before heading to college. Jessica attended AACC college and Justin attended Clemson University. They continued a long distance relationship for a few years, seeing each other about 1 week every three months.  They got married when they were 20 years old right after their sophomore year in college. Jessica transferred to Anderson College in South Carolina to complete her junior year and Justin continued at Clemson. Jessica got a job as a Teacher’s Assistant, which allowed her to see what the future would hold once she graduated college. This experience, however, prompted her decision to fold up shop and discontinue earning her Education degree. Jessica is now a stay at home mom and loving it! She and her husband have been married 8 years now and just moved to Charlotte, NC on August 19, which makes them Charlotteans for all of 17 days. They love the lake area and can’t wait to go wakeboarding out on Lake Norman. This family is active and enjoy being outdoors, camping and hiking. Jessica’s main hobby is cooking. When she was young, she earned an allowance for cooking since her mother worked a lot. It didn’t feel like a chore, though, because she had already grown fond of cooking. Today, she cooks for all of her boys and admits that she is pretty darn good. To offset all of the delicious food, she takes her boys on a 3 mile jog everyday. Eating, then exercising, what a concept!

Joel is three years old and enjoys any boyish activity, including sports, balls, trucks, cars, and riding bikes. His favorite toy of all, however, is his set of golf clubs. Joel’s favorite television show is Wipeout, believe it or not. He will watch that show over any other popular kid’s program, including Blues Clues. Joel is laid back, calm, and shy. When he is around a group of children, he won’t say a word. One thing I noticed, though, is that he is very sweet. He and Madison were sitting on the bench at Birkdale and he leaned over and kissed her cheek. Jobe is one year old and completely opposite from his older brother. He is constantly on the go, doesn’t watch television, and he is not shy at all! Jobe is also all boy, liking to climb and hike. He is obsessed with trains and loves playing the drums. It comes to no surpise that he also enjoys  following Joel around, attempting to do everything he does. That will never change!

The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is managing the 2 kids, feeding one, potty training the other. Jessica feels outnumbered when she is by herself. The best thing is seeing the fruits of your labor being played out. Watching the children follow through without being told what to do is so rewarding.

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