Parenting Thoughts. Yay. Boo. Beer.
There is nothing like having kids of your own to realize that pretty much everything you thought you knew about kids and parenting was wrong and totally delusional.
So easy to be so sure of reality when you’re not in the midst of that reality.
Raising these little humanoids has so far been amazing, nerve racking, hell raising, invigorating, wonderful and absoutely craycray to the 10th power.
Oh and let’s not forget to mention the delightfulness that kids bring to a marriage.
Goooooooood Lordy. Beer/Wine time, every time, every day…pretty shiny beer fridge of goodness.
Sooooooooooo, I’ve decided to be a little less like the twin of the North Korean Dictator and more like a slightly scarier version of Ms. Swan…now that she and I are practically twins with the *intro music of Asia* haircut I just got.
I never understood mothers who think it’s okay to tell a fellow mom they are a neurotic mess and make light of something they see for 5 seconds when it’s something the mom struggles with daily…it’s not ok. It’s never ok.
We do the best we can with what we have, we do what we can on the not so good days. Motherhood changes you in good ways and not so good ways. Doesn’t make you a bad person, no one remains the same.
We are in a constant state of learning.
That’s just simple truth.
Behind the scenes of every happy picture and fun dialogues shared between mom and child, there’s a lot of frustration and tears behind closed doors…but I’m pretty sure this is a common healthy thing. We’re only human…except the ones that claim to have perfect children and think themselves perfect parents…they are just delusional.
As much as we love our kids, I think its crucial to spend some alone time with the person you started your family with…your partner in all that is amazing, good, bad and hella ugly.
This way, we miss our boys and get to have some Mike and Kathy time…we’ve made it a point to go on overnight trips at least once every 3 months for the past 2 years and I think it’s played a role in keeping the flow of our pretty great marriage too.
TRUE STORY. And I don’t take it for granted because I know not everyone can do this.
Life is good. With good friends. Love. Good food and deliciousness that is beer without hearing, “Mom…mommy…mama…moooom…fart!”
Salud my homies! Love you long time.
I find it funny when people say to me “It’s great that you’re able to stay home with the kids but if you worked too you guys could be making a lot more money and that’s important, isn’t it?”
The making more money part is true but Mike and I decided that being home with the kids was the best decision for us and the boys until they are in school fulltime.
I respect all good mothers whether they are working moms or are SAHM’s…they are all superheroes in my eyes.
What I do isn’t easy either, far from it but I chose it so respect it or shut it.
DUMB ASS: Wow, I can’t believe I found you! Haven’t seen you in forever!!! How are you?
Kathy: I’m great!!
DUMB ASS: What are you doing with your life?
Kathy: I’m a stay at home mom of 2 boys age 2 and almost 4.
DUMB ASS: Wow! Sounds fun but don’t you want to do something important with your life?
1. Dumb ass, please do not EVER pro-create.
3. Pray for the dumb ass.
Kathy: So this whole parenting thing. It’s going to get easier right?
Mike: Yes, it’s hard now but I think once they are both in school it’ll get a lot easier. I hope.
Kathy: Sometimes I think the boys deserve better than us.
Mike: Yeah me too.
Kathy: Do you ever think we had no business having kids cause we’re both so crazy?
Mike: (laughing) It’s crossed my mind but I think a lot of parents at one time has felt like that. But as crazy as they are and as flawed as we are, we’re so lucky, ya know? We’re really blessed to have them.
Kathy: Yeah, we are.
(Matthew farts in his sleep)
Mike: He gets that from you.
I didn’t realize until I became a mommy of boys of what a HUGE HUGE HUGE responsibility we have as mothers and fathers to make sure we raise our sons in such a beautiful way that they will not grow up to have serious debilitating mommy issues that can destroy everything and everyone around them.
The way they view women, respect women, communicate with women comes from seeing how their mom and dad interacted and treated each other.
Cause in the end the one that suffers the most from this ridiculousness and patheticness is…the spouse.
And don’t even get me started on the stupidity that is men who are emotionally clueless. That’s a whole different topic of “Why didn’t your parents teach you the delicate balance of what it means to be sensitive and have integrity.”
We’ll save that for a different day. I’m tired. I need a beer.
THIS is mommyhood…