So grab a cup of coffee and a donut, ahem, I mean a low-fat muffin, or depending on the time of the day maybe some wine and chocolate, and sit back and enjoy Kate’s Monster Mommy Moment!
Gotten nine hours of sleep over a three day period because I was visiting family out of town & was up every.single.night with a teething toddler who pushed me past all my emotional & physical limits. So when my mom & I decided to go on a fun trip down to the local Target I didn’t flip out on a fellow mom for stealing my parking spot.
Been so angry that when my son accidentally head butted me in the face & busted my lip that I flipped out to the point that my husband asked me to leave the house to cool down for a bit. Been angry about one thing & then taken it out on my son because he needed something simple like more milk in his sippy cup.
Been working on my computer not paying attention to the kiddo while he was eating his breakfast in his high chair. And he never kicked it over backward & dribbled his head on the kitchen tiles. And the doctor’s nurse didn’t tell me to bring him in immediately to check for a concussion.
Fed my kid a hot pocket for supper because I was so sick of cooking for the week that I just didn’t care what he ate as long as he got something to eat.
Taken the kiddo to the park to spend some time with him & then gotten a phone call from a friend, my mom, one of my sisters or brothers & then ended up talking to them the whole time while all the other moms are, you know, interacting with their kids.
Put my son in front of the TV to watch PBS cartoons in the morning just so I could sleep for a few more
hours minutes on the couch only to wake up to an open door to the backyard with him in his pajamas in his sandbox.
All jokes aside, being a parent is hard. There were so many things I swore I wouldn’t do & so many things I swore I would do before I became a parent. Yeah, I’ve broken well over half of all my “rules” just because some days I’m doing my best to keep my head above water. That’s just the way it goes in this whole parenting world.
I can list several things that my parents did that I would consider their “Monster Moments” and you know what? I’m not a criminal and I don’t hate them. I actually consider them my friends. So, I’m hoping that with a bit of luck, sweat, determination & a whole lot of prayer it will work out the same way for my kids & me.
And now you see why I love my friend Kate. Super honest, not afraid to share the not-so-fun parts of mommyhood, funny, and relatable – you know you’ve done one of the things she’s mentioned yourself!
Thank you Kate, for reminding us that we are all sharing the same experiences and that we’re all in this together and that we can learn from each other’s
Now go swing by Mommy Monologues and say hello to Kate, and if you’re new there make sure to tell her that I sent you. I know you’ll really enjoy her blog!
And so it goes…