Tuesday, August 25, 2009

True Confessions of the Mommy Variety...

I am married to a wonderful man who often travels for work. This gets interesting with three children that we homeschool. They say confession is good for the soul, so here goes.

  1. If you knock on my door at 4pm, I will probably be in my pajama pants and a tshirt. You might think to yourself "oh look, ready for bed early tonight?". But the truth would be that unless we have plans, I never make it out of pajamas. I have been known to shower, and put on a clean pair of pjs in the morning. Someone should start a movement for wearing pajama pants in public, they're hello kitty and they're comfy.. why not? Hello fashion.
  2. When Brian is out of town, I let the kids complete their hygiene routines unsupervised... Yeah, I know cavities, but these are baby teeth after all .. right? Honestly, I try not to think about it too much so I don't overwhelm myself with mommy guilt.
  3. Sometimes when I hear the kids going through the house calling "Mooooommmmmy", I don't answer... if it has been a really bad day sometimes I hide.
  4. Even though nutrition, and natural foods are important to me, on a desperate day, I say a little prayer of thanks for Happy Meals. We don't even bother with the milk and apple dippers, we head straight for the soda and french fries. Sometimes I ask myself if its wrong to have a cheeseburger happy meal for lunch, and a chicken nugget happy meal for dinner? I mean, there is at least some variety.
  5. Later in life my children are going to think I had horrible intestinal illnesses. I have been known to lock myself into my bathroom to catch a few minutes of peace on a truly difficult day.
  6. I'm a flylady drop out. I decided that whomever said "cleaning the house with small children at home is like shoveling the walk while it is still snowing" was an absolute genius.
  7. I strategically take pictures for my blog so that you can't see the mess. The zoom function is my friend and hopefully the adorable children distract they eye.
  8. When some of our pets like the fish and the mice kicked the bucket I was secretly very, very happy. The children were devastated. I hid it well, but inside I was gleeful. Its hard to look properly somber at a fish funeral when you are that happy.
  9. We don't recycle cans,bottles or paper, I have the best of intentions but I can't keep track of which day I put out the little red recycling box. So I usually end up just popping it into the trash container. I can make my own bio friendly laundry detergent, but can't remember which day is recycling day.
  10. My husband staged an intervention and begged me to stop renting any movies from the "red box" machines. I have trouble remembering to return them.... for weeks.... and then we pay $30 for the movie I didn't like enough to buy for $20 in the first place. If you ever want to watch a mediocre movie, call me first, I might have it. Now we do netflix=no fines. We don't even want to talk about the library and the fines.
Don't get me wrong, it is a crazy life.. But I love every second of it and it all seems to be passing by too quickly.


Heather said...

Wow, that all sounds so very, very familiar. Btw - I see gals out all the time in what look like and most likely are pj pants. No biggie. At least they are modest.

Hiding in the bathroom and not answering at the first couple yells . . . check. If it is a real emergency, I can always tell it in his voice. If it's not, he can wait 5 minutes.

Netflix . . . FTW!! The instant watch movies are great as well. I love snuggling up in bed to watch on the laptop with hubby. Best place to watch a scary one. ;)

Rob said...

Great post Jenn! Love the honesty. We are ALL in the same parenting boat it seems. In real life, things DON'T look like the magazines and commercials portray.

Nothing wrong with being a real person, living an honest-to-God real life, not pretending to be something that one holding oneself to a false standard.

Terra Howard said...

I'm down w/ the jammy movement. After 3 kids stretch is my bff. Whoever knocks on my door @ 4 is brave..very brave.

Carrie Thompson said...

I love it!

Misty said...

OMG!! All of those apply to me!! I also am not allowed near the red box machine!!

I am a seven time drop out from fly lady.

I hide in my bathroom.

I have found when I do happy meal from mcd's for lunch.. then dinner I do wacky pack from Sonic ;)