Monday, January 24, 2011

A Moment for Me...

If you are one, you'll keep reading, if you're not one, you'll stop in about one more line. I'm a stay at home mom, and it's not for sissies. I would not change this life choice for anything, but I will equally not deny that sometimes a 40 hour a week desk job looks pretty relaxing.

Last week I had one of those days where News (my now 1 year old) refused to be happy playing alone as well as refused to be comforted by my being there, so basically a complete whiney terrible bad day. When, out of the blue, Newell appeared to be slightly intrigued by his toy box and I seized the opportunity to throw the dishes in the dishwasher (which is by the way, a complete GOD-send). I had been away for approximately 3 minutes when Newell came running around the corner being assisted by his zoom and scoot, a favorite toy. This would not be unusual except for the fact that he was stark naked and covered in paint. When I looked around the corner I saw that he had stripped down, opened a can of paint, painted both his arms, one leg and pooped in the center of the floor. Yes. In 3 minutes. I screamed. He laughed and mocked me continuing the run (now from me) mocking my screams. I picked him up, plopped him in the tub and called his father. I need a break.

But that was last week. Today I have my son and his one year old bff--it's the equivalent of being thrown into a world of twin boys, but it's been great! And currently the dishes are loaded and washing and both boys are down for a synchronized nap and for me, this is my moment to relax... so I'm sharing some pieces of my moment...

1--a pot of french pressed coffee with Great Value (walmart brand alert!) Vanilla creamer

2--a couple favorite blogs and websites--Currently I'm playing on (check it out!)

3--Background noise. I bounce between favorites here but I listen to a lot of music on and and when i'm feeling more like just staring, I hook up my netflix account and watch some good mystery show like Bones or CSI.

Have a great day! Mommies out there, I hope you get some time to yourself today as well!


  1. Great post! I'm glad you are getting time to yourself...I on the other hand, am not. Both boys are not sleeping well for naps today and it's a 13 hour day by myself. :(

  2. I laugh at the imagine of your son naked and covered in paint, but at the same time I can only imagine how horrible that would be!

    I have a feeling boys = adventures that aren't always pleasant for their mommies!