Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some Days ...

* The best you can do is sit back and watch it all happen.

* You need to put on a pair of jeans and a normal looking shirt to feel "real."

* You have to give up hope that you'll ever see your couch, floor, any other possible surface again.

* It's important to laugh a lot.

* It's important to let it all out (with a good cry, or whatever works for you!)

* You may need to pretend you can't hear or see your child.

* Your only free moments will be when you're in the bathroom.

* You'll have to truly SCREAM to get the kid to do anything. Like clean up the living room floor of her puzzle. And all the other crap.

* You'll find out it is Take Your Daughter To Work Day from your own mother, and wonder why nobody told your husband!?! (Dude, SO not fair!)

* You'll look at your child and be amazed that she comes from you, is of you, and is the biggest pain in the a$$ you've ever known. And loved. All at the same time.

* A little sunshine will make it all seem better.

* You will sigh every. single. time. you hear the shout: "Mommy!" And call back, "Wha-at?"

* Your child will do something that amazes you -- like draw her very first real picture of a person. Really. A person. You'll hang it up, take digital pictures of it to ensure you have them forever, and log in later to send them to friends, family, and to post them on her very special blog.

And then you'll remember what it's all about.

* And on other days you'll wait til she's asleep to crack open the wine.

Either way, it'll start all over again tomorrow.


  1. LOVE this post-- and I SO hear ya! What is it with 3 year olds anyhow? They're CRAZY.

    Mel (@adventuroo)

  2. Yup- The Mom Creed- That's pretty much it in a nutshell!

  3. You said it all so perfectly here! I've felt every one of those emotions through the years!

  4. This is just so cute :) Only a Mother could write this.

  5. Great post! Love the pretending not to hear or see your child. Sometimes I think that's necessary for the well being of all involved.

  6. Hi I just wanted to check in. I didnt see you linked up on receiving your swap package and I saw on a previous post that you had said that you had sent out your partners package late also. Your partner has contacted me because I asked anyone that hadnt received theirs to let me know. Could you late me know the date you mailed it so I can let her know its on its way? And dont forget to link yours up. Ive got over 20 that still havent linked up yet.


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