To some, I may not fall in their #1 Mom category: my kid eats off of the ground, watches TV more that she probably should, does not nap routinely, bites and hits, has a popsicle addiction, eats her grapes whole, doesn’t eat all organic, has slept on her belly since 3 weeks old with bumpers in her crib from day one, doesn’t listen to me, and has probably witnessed inappropriate things my hubby and I do or say. Please don’t call the authorities. To me, what’s important is that she knows how much I love her, would NEVER do anything to harm her and SHE thinks I am #1 Mom. That’s all that matters. I always trust my motherly instinct and I so far I am 100% (remember this for future posts). Most days my house is messy and I don’t care because at the end of the day I am surrounded by love, laughter, and we live in the moment. At this moment something stinks in the house…not sure if it is an abandoned diaper or sippy cup of curdled milk that jumped ship and is hiding out like a pot of gold, but my goal is to find the culprit in the morning. Life is too short, that is why I try to find humor as often as possible and realize it could always be worse.
Almost 17 glorious months ago, I became a mom!! (FYI, I can’t stand crazy people who will tell you an up to the second age of their kid). I FINALLY got to find out what all this sleep deprived joy is about and…I won’t lie it IS amazing. When you are pregnant, every parent tells you how awesome being a parent is, to be in for the best feeling in the world, and how you won’t know what you did with your time BC (before child, not to be confused with birth control-hate to brake it to you it’s a little too late for that now Madre). You don’t even know what to expect then POOF your entire being changes and you have a love you never knew existed, along with realizing how little sleep you can function on. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing that little face every morning; however, being a mom is…how can I word this, a daily experience!
I hope to capture many of my epic fails as a mother such as: putting the life preserver on my daughter backwards most of the day at the water park…poor thing walked like a penguin with a big grin on her face until it hit me that the tag was in front. Then you have the classic “did I/we just actually do that?” scenes you pray to god no one saw since you just acted like a total idiot to make your kid smile or laugh. I would pay to have on tape the first time Lovebug went potty for the first time and we had a Potty Party. And of course the teary eyed moments of firsts….which I’ve obviously missed documenting a bunch but I’m sure I reminisce from time to time. I apologize in advance once again for my all over the place banter, grammatical errors, swears, crazy opinions, or things I find comical you may not…but hope you enjoy my two cents!
I’m really excited about my new hobby. I will try my best not to be found guilty of BUI, Blogging Under the Influence. No guarantees though…when I was a “city girl” I used to have a bad Drinking and Dialing problem in my mid-twenties, then as technology advanced it lead to drinking and texting/myspacing/facebooking. I’m not as much fun as I used to be; there is no McFaddens (my favorite bar in RI) in the country. However, not going to lie it could happen. Another issue, the internet never sleeps people, this could be bad for my insomnia problem.
FYI-Blogging is my new knitting, I just pray to god I’m better at blogging than knitting. Below is one of the only finished projects I completed…not sure what it is. I’ll leave that to your imagination.