Sunday, January 22, 2012

My First Post; What I've Learned


Well hello everyone! I’m so glad you are here.  I am a stay at home mom to 4 mostly charming children, two girls; Snark Girl age 10, Obsessive Compulsive Diva age 8 (OCDiva), and two boys; The Boy age 3, and Hulkster age 21 months. I also have a Darling Husband (DH) and two dogs.
When I quit the job I was paid money for doing, a female co-worker, at my going away party, asked, “Can, can I borrow your office chair until you come back?”  I told her she was welcome to keep it because I wouldn’t need it. Lots of people laughed. I assume she is still “borrowing” that chair 8 years later.  I don’t know why she (and others) assumed I would hate being a SAHM.  It’s true, there are days I don’t enjoy every minute of it, but who enjoys their job every minute of every day?  There are things I find hugely entertaining or wonderful every day, and things I just do not like or understand.  While I still have a lot to learn there are skills I’ve acquired that I never dreamed I would need.  For example I never thought I would learn . . .
 . . . to frost 6 dozen cupcakes in under 10 minutes with the big “bakery style” big swirl of frosting.  
 . . . how to get urine and it’s odor out of an upholstered/carpeted surface.
. . . to entertain two toddlers with the contents of my purse for an hour at the eye doctor because Darling Husband removed the toy bag from my SUV.
. . .  to correct a Nursemaid’s Dislocation of the elbow in a screaming 3 year old.
. . . to love a child that screamed at the top of her lungs at me because she did not want to do her homework.
. . . so much self control that I could be friendly with the parent of a child that bullied my child for years.
. . . to laugh at a gallon of spilled red Kool-aid.



. . . to show no fear to my child when they needed surgery.
. . . how to survive on less than 4 hours of sleep a night for multiple nights in a row without becoming excessively psychotic from sleep deprivation.
. . . how much I still need to learn.
So join me as I try my best and realize that no matter what I do neither I nor my children will ever attain the boringness of perfection. Join me as I find things that make my day wonderful, like The Boy throwing his little arms around my neck and loudly declaring, “I wuv you! You my Mama! I wuv you SO much!” That would be pretty hard to pass up for that office chair. 

25 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of the BLOGGER my friend. I love this post as much as I love you! :-)

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  2. Great job, hun! Xoxoxo

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  3. Well done Sweet! Proud of you! Look forward to reading the next one<3

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  4. Welcome to the dark side my friend! Great job!

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  5. Welcome. I read your post and when I was done... I said, yep, she's a MOM ;)

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    1. Yep, that's me, I'm definitely a mom! Thanks!

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  6. who enjoys their job every minute of every day?
    Very, very sick and/or very, very lucky people. I can definitely say I enjoy my unpaid job more than my paid one! And speaking of "enjoyment"? Loved this post, and look forward to more!

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  7. I also loved this post ... but I would like you to tell me how you learned to laugh at a gallon of spilled red kool-aid??????

    Great start!

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    1. Well, it took 3 kids and a healthy dose of the "mommy crazies", oh and not having carpet! Thanks!

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  8. Look forward to hearing more of your journey :-} Especially for myself who became a nomad with my hubby 3 years ago and has learnt a whole new way to live life, I love hearing other peoples tales.

    xx Cass

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  9. Welcome to the crazy world of blogging! Off to a great start! And I'm totally impressed with your cupcake decorating skills. That one I will never learn...and I'm ok with it.

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  10. Oh yes... That chair does not compare to the adventures of motherhood! ;) love it!

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  11. About time you started blogging... I am PUMPED!! I love this one... now get on writing more. :P

    *BSWK*

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  12. Great introduction :) You have to keep a sense of humor to be a mom. It's part of the unspoken list of job requirements <3

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