Things my Wondering Eyes Have Seen but Wish I Hadn't
I try really hard not to judge other moms. I think moms and women in general judge each other way too much. But the little devil on my left shoulder sometimes doesn't let me hold back.
Things that have made me think "WTF?" that other moms have done:
1. Tasted the babies formula (I'm sorry but that's just gross! It is good for the baby and I guess they like it but there are reasons you don't feed it to them after 12 months. They probably realize it's gross by then!)
2. Eating some of your babies Baby Food. (Again eeew! I know it's just pureed something or other but moms you have teeth! This is why you stopped eating baby food in the first place. And maybe it's just me but I don't like my meat already chewed up for me.)
3. Let a toddler pee on the grass by a tree at the park. (Parks have bathrooms btw. It's no wonder men grow up and think they can take a leak anywhere! I know when your child is potty trained it's not convenient to make the millions of potty trips as needed but they aren't dogs they are little people.)
4. Let a child throw sand. (Some parents act like they didn't see anything happen, others are just texting their friends. If you child throws sand at my child's face you better watch out! I know all kids do this but if it's purposely thrown at another child's face I have no problem going up to the little devil child that did it and disciplining them myself)
5. Using a leash. (These seem like they were popular in the 80's I rarely see them now. I admit I thought about buying one once but I figured my toddler would act worse if she had one on even though they try to disguise them as cute little backpacks now so you can trick the child into wearing it. I saw a mom at the mall with two kids. One in a stroller and one on a leash. Her mother was with her so she had help. She was in four inch heels with her hair and makeup looking beautiful while she dragged and tugged her poor toddler on a leash! She acted like it was her dog and I even think most people wouldn't treat their dog like that.)
That's all that I've got for now. I've picked up blinging swarovski crystals on tops, shoes, and juicy sweats. It's a really great hobby. I promise to keep blogging regularly now that the holidays are over!
The purpose of this blog is by no means to give advice to others as if I know it all. I am like all other moms figuring it out day by day while attempting to look like I know what I’m doing. I realized that I would have to get creative and figure out how to get things done. Examples of some of these things we moms unknowingly have to figure out are listed below:
Attempting to look well rested (I heart concealer) Using your mouth, elbows, hips and knees as if they were hands (extra hands should be a product at Babies r us)
Trying to fit everything into a stroller basket that is too small
Trying to not let the stroller tip over when removing your baby (because my diaper bag is always heavier than the baby)
Strategically planning all outings around naptime..or pay the price Finding all the elevators in the world
Making anything into a changing table and trying to make sure nobody is looking ( so far I've used my lap, my car, benches and more that I just don't even want to say)
Cleaning all the grossest bodily fluids off of your hands with dignity
Multitask like it’s an Olympic Sport (I can breastfeed a newborn, while feeding a toddler, doing the laundry and the dishes at the same time and take a sip of Diet Coke every now and then)
Suppressing all negative emotions until naptime
And more. The point is we are all at some moment experiencing similar things. I will try to focus on three main things while blogging (although most of my family has ADHD and I tend to go off on tangents) Divas, Diapers and Dollars.
Divas will focus on us the moms! Finally huh? And yes we still have the right to be divas Diapers will address all things baby and toddler Dollars will focus on saving money and being resourceful as well as product reviews You can search any of these three topics and more to find what you are looking for.
I'm a mom of two girls. One is 2 years and the other 7 months at the moment. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for having them so close together. Sometimes I think I'm crazy for doing it too. But I know after the first few years they will be really close. Having more than one child is Totally different that having only one. I've learned a lot and want to share the experience with humor (and maybe a glass of wine)