It’s been a crazy week in our house. We’re having our floors redone (goodbye 1970, hello 2010!). I’m super excited about the new floors but not so in love with the process of actually getting them redone. Nothing says craziness like having the refrigerator and stove in the middle of your living room. As a result, I haven’t had a lot of time to form many coherent thoughts about motherhood recently. I have, however, taken notice of some of the random questions that have flittered through my mind over the past few days. Here’s a sampling.
*Is the gassiness that awakens Kasia in middle of the night due to the chocolate I am eating? If so, does that mean I have to choose between good quality sleep and chocolate? And if so, does anyone know how to do this?
*Is it possible to get arrested for pumping while driving? And if I do get pulled over for inattentive driving, will I also get a citation for indecent exposure?
*Did my parents sneak candy from my Easter baskets, too? How did I not know this?
*Will these children of mine ever understand how much I love them? Did my own mom love me this much? And how did I not know *this*?
*Is it considered bad form to watch Dancing With the Stars with James when Kasia takes her nap? Does it change your answer if I tell you that, when we went to vote for our local city council, James answered a man’s question about who he was going to vote for by saying “Kate Gosslin” ?
*Why can I never remember to cut my children’s nails while they are sleeping?
*How do those other moms get their baby girls looking so snappily dressed? Do they do it on the first try or are they secretly changing their babies’ outfits a few times before leaving the house? And which is the worse of two evils: Going out in public with a sadly dressed, frumpy little baby girl or subjecting said baby girl to four outfit changes while I try to get it right?
*Why on earth did we wait so long to get the darkening curtains for James’ room?
*How bad is it, really, to bribe my son with a Happy Meal to keep him quiet during a phone call for work?
*Why, oh why, do my children insist on waking up early only on those days when we could sleep in late?
*How long is too long to go without shaving my legs? Does the answer change if I only wear long pants?
*When is Kasia going to get some teeth? And, when she does, will she bite me while nursing? And if she does, how much will that hurt?
*How did I forget how hard it is to change the poopy diaper of a baby who just wants to flip over and crawl away?
*How did I get so lucky? What did I do to deserve this? And how can I get the time warp I’m in to slow down so it doesn’t go so fast? :)
- ▼ April (5)