I came home from a frantic afternoon of errand running yesterday to my husband but no son. “What’s wrong? Why do you have your coat on? Can you please grab this milk and toilet paper and 10 new pairs of sweatpants for our ever-growing monster child? Where is PK anyway?” “We’re going on a date.” “Did YOU cancel my haircut?!” <—– this … Continue reading Surprise Date Night
I should blog. I should blog. I should blog but I always forget. Or watch Netflix. Or fall asleep. Or eat discounted Valentine’s candy and get lost on Etsy. It’s been months since I’ve written here. I think that although blogging is in many ways just writing, and generally derived from spontaneous ideas, it has to be planned for me to actually do it. So … Continue reading I’m the worst blogger on Earth.
They grow up too fast! The number of times I hear this from other moms (including moms who also have toddlers) is nauseating. It is also a real crush to my Mommy Ego because I am essentially told on a regular basis that I’m supposed to not enjoy watching my son grow up. The message that I get as a mother is that I am … Continue reading Yes, they grow fast. No, it’s not sad.
My son and I had an extremely rare weekday date at Panera today. While we ate lunch, another toddler on the other side of the restaurant threw a rage of a tantrum. We couldn’t see her, but my son incessantly told me “a baby cryin’. “ A young-ish guy sat alone eating his lunch, and two other young-ish women sat at a table across the … Continue reading The Judginess Of Strangers
Today I took a self portrait. [It’s really for Week Ten of my photo challenge – which was really last week. Shh. Don’t tell anyone except the entire internet that I fell behind.] The theme was Out Of My Comfort Zone. A self-portrait, on a Monday, after 7:00 PM constitutes as way outside my comfort zone. Maybe second to the hour after you’ve given birth and … Continue reading A Self Portrait
My husband was going to miss dinner time tonight, and it’s Tuesday, so PK and I ran out to Moe’s – an East Coast burrito chain. On Tuesdays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. So for $6.50, I got a kids’ quesadilla, a burrito for me, and more chips than we knew what to do with. [Just kidding, we totally ate … Continue reading What kind of cookie do you want?
Yesterday started like any other day. The alarm clock went off at 5AM. I got myself, my dogs and my son ready and out the door by 6:15. I taught my first two classes, sat in on a PPT meeting that lasted an hour – that hour coming from my 84 minute prep period – and was just about to sit down to eat lunch … Continue reading The Most Stressful Two Hours Ever