Thursday, June 24, 2010

Before I Was a Mom...

Before I was a mom, I slept late every weekend.  Now, even four years later, the slightest cry from the other room sends adrenaline coursing through my veins, and hurtles my body out of bed and into her room before I am even conscious.

Before I was a mom, I thought back-talk was unacceptable and knew I wouldn't tolerate it.  Now I stifle my laugh when my four year old puts her hand on her hip and tells me how it is.  And no matter how angry I am, those big brown eyes and that sweet "am I in trouble?" voice melt me every time.

Before I was a mom little noises distracted me.  Now I can tune out even the loudest toy or tapping.  I can ignore the "Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mom, Mama, MOM!"

Before I was a mom I had a tight tummy and smooth skin.  Now my body is unmistakably "mom," but I have a little girl who tells me every day how pretty I am, and who wants to be just like me.

Before I was a mom, my day-to-day choices didn't really affect anyone.  Now I weigh and measure every decision based on how it might or might not affect her life.

Before I was a mom, I ate what I wanted when I wanted.  Now I willingly hand over the last bite, the bigger piece, or the only candy bar.

Before I was a mom I didn't notice how inappropriate some tv shows and commercials were.  Now I find myself changing channels often.

Before I was a mom, I wasn't a germ-o-phobe.  Now, in a public bathroom, I wonder what the other people think as they hear me saying, "Wait, let me cover the seat.  Don't touch anything, put your hands on your head so you don't touch anything.  I'll wipe you just don't touch anything."

Before I was a mom, I felt like a complete person.  Now I know how incomplete I was.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Do I Have Athletic Shorts Clean?

In order to get back in my groove, I decided to read through my old blogs. I remember "Do I Have Wrinkle-Free Pants Clean?" being highly controversial. I am here now to say I have been on BOTH sides of that fence, and here is my Bizzaro-Blog to it!

I've always wanted to stay home with Chloe. From the minute she was born I wished there could come a day I didn't have to get up and leave her. I enjoyed my summers, holiday breaks, and weekends at home, but I always wished I could stay home. I envied my friends, and became irritated when they complained about their mundane stay-at-home lives.

Well, ladies and gentelmen, the tables have finally turned. So to be fair, I shall brief you on a typical day in my shoes.

7:51 - Alarm goes off. Bryan tells me goodbye and leaves. I mumble something back.
8:15 - "Good Morning, Mama. Rise and Shine sleepy head!" Chloe gives me kisses and climbs in bed with me. We snuggle and usually both go back to sleep.
9:00 - "Mom what's for breftkist?" I fix her a pop tart, toast, or whatever she decides she wants.
9:30 - I shower and throw on a t-shirt and athletic shorts. Then gather laundry, flip on Noggin for her while she eats, and gather dishes. Start a load of laundry and pick up clutter.
10:50 - Time to start lunch. Grilled cheese, chips and tea. I LOVE IT!
11:00 - Lunch and Ellen. Every day.
12:00 - Switch laundry, do dishes, lay out supper. Take Chloe out to play/swim/etc.
3:00 - Chloe wants to come in. Switch laundry, maybe sweep, watch tv, she has had enough of me for now and plays in her room with her door closed and All the Single Ladies blaring.
5:00 - Bryan's home. He thinks we should go to the lake for a while. Yay.
5:30 - Swim swim swim
6:30 - Load our stuff, drive home.
7:00 - I cook dinner, Chloe plays, Bryan watches tv.
7:30 - DINNER! Eat, clean up.
8:00 - Chloe you need to take a bath. "Can I play in my sand a little?" It's summer. What the heck.
8:30 - Chloe bath, we visit.
8:50 - MOOOOOOOOOM! I'm ready to get OUTTTTTTT!
9:00 - Brush teeth, drink, book, snuggles, bed.
9:15 - We watch tv, catch up on our days, maybe eat a snack.
11:00 - Bed time. Do I have athletic shorts clean? Yes. I washed 3 loads of laundry today :)

I. LOVE. MY. LIFE. Yes I get bored or lonely for an adult sometimes, but it's worth it, and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm BACK, baby!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! YAY! Oh bloggy blog I've missed you so much! So many quirky stories left untold; so many nosy people left in the dark. :)

I'm so glad I am back online and can actually blog again. I've been living on phone Internet for the past 6 months or so, and only YESTERDAY realized I can steal the Internet FROM my phone and use it on the laptop. Hooray technology!

As for my blog, well I'm blowing the dust off, and sweeping out the cobwebs. It will be a day or two before I'm back in my groove, but I'm sooooooo excited :) Ah yes it is the little things.

I did also want to call attention to my last post. Seems someone thought it was cool to find my blog address (on facebook I assume) and nose throught allllllll my blogs, then attack my "writing" and my knowledge because I mistyped the word "too" as "to." As if I don't know the difference. Anyway, I love writing my blog, and I don't care who reads it, because I don't put anything too personal in it. However, I am writing about my family and feelings, and if someone doesn't like how I write or what I write, they shouldn't be reading this.

So, if you're here just to nose, you won't find any juicy, gory details of my life. You won't find any exciting information that you can gossip about. You'll just find the little glimmers of my day-to-day life that make it worth living to me. If you think my writing is that bad, then what does that say about you continuing to read it? Holy life!!

Ha ha. I do appreciate my good readers, though, and look forward to entertaining you with my so-called blog :)