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 www.polyvore.com (check it out!)
3--Background noise. I bounce between favorites here but I listen to a lot of music on www.pandora.com and www.stereomood.com 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!