So the last two weeks have been rough.
Currently, my eldest has been sick with strep throat for the past four days.
And I woke up with a sore throat this morning; and my youngest is starting to cough like she has a pack a day habit; so we’re both off to the clinic in about 45 minutes!
But laughter’s the best medicine, right?
By this stage, we’ll pretty much try anything. So I give you our:
Top Five Laughs of the (last two) Week(s)
- I was entering the parking lot at the gym with my two girls last Saturday morning and spotted a parking spot near the front. I started driving towards it when someone beat me to it. Now, he SAW me heading for it and took it anyway – despite the fact that he was a single late 20ish guy, and I was a mom with two young kids. I was annoyed – but my 4-year-old summed it up best. “That man’s a HOLE mommy! A HOLE! Right. From the mouths of babes, people. She might as well be the oracle. But so glad she glossed over the first three letters in the word. We had a chat about appropriate language (as we walked past the “hole” who was chatting with his friend, who also drove to the gym – because apparently carpooling doesn’t let you both show off your TWO AWESOME sports cars – both parked in prime spots near the door) and I’ll continue to try to do a better job at curbing the potty mouth around the next generation.
- I was having a bit of a rough day a week ago Monday (you can read about that HERE if you are so inclined) and was in a bit of a … mood … as I was driving my girls home from daycare. Suddenly, from the back seat my eldest informed me that “Mommy, my bum is dancing.” It lightened the mood.
- Last week, my eldest asked me what I find funny. I told her I like it when she’s silly – like when she tells me her bum is dancing. And then I told her that I liked jokes. She now runs up to me every now and then and says “JOKE!” and waits for me to laugh.
- So, I was a pumping mommy with both my daughters. They got breast milk, but through an intermediary. By way of quick background my eldest had crazy latching issues, and, after 3 lactation consultants and 3 weeks of insane effort with her, I gave up and just pumped. When number two came around, I gave breastfeeding such a half-assed attempt that I’d already decided I’d just pump by the time I left the hospital. That said, both my daughters got a good 9-10 months each of breast milk. Let’s just say, supply wasn’t the issue. And the pump, for me, became a bit like smoking for my husband. Every time I just didn’t want to deal with something, I announced it was time to pump and got to disappear for 20 minutes. Really, I’m a bit unclear why I ever stopped. That said, it obviously had a lasting impression on my 4-year-old. We were hanging out last week when she came up to me with a mesh bath toy holder from the bathroom. It’s a netted bag with two suction cup holders which hold it to the wall. She held it up to me and informed me she was going to use it to pump her boobies. Given she also informs me a few times a week that she “has a baby in her tummy” and then proceeds to give birth, it’s good she’s taking responsibility and all.
- I was at Toys ‘R’ Us last weekend (joy!) to buy Christmas presents for my daughters. Given it was bad THEN, I can only imagine what it will be like in the next few weeks. Anyway, I’m cruising the aisles and pass two staffers restocking the shelves. One is complaining to the other and says, “I’d love this job if it wasn’t for the clientele!” Her co-worker saw I overheard and just kind of looked at me, I smiled and gave her a thumbs up while winking. I can imagine some of us parents can be pretty awful ’round Christmas. Heck! Given the crowds, Toys’ R’ Us in December is nowhere near the happiest place on earth. But the total bah! humbug! lack of filter/inside voice just made my day.
I love how your daughter called the guy a hole and I agree with her 😀 And totally lol at her breast pump! By the way, I also had problems with breastfeeding and it definitely was low supply 😦
Yeah – I was determined to breastfeed so was pretty disappointed by how horrible at it. My mother had had similar problems and I remember thinking pre-kids that she obviously just hadn’t tried hard enough. Yeah, I’m a bit more understanding now…
Beth Teliho said:
$%#*& << that's me swearing cuz I left a huge comment, then my husband called me away to help him pick out a tie, I came back to my computer, decided I was finished commenting, hit publish…and lost my connection and the whole comment. UGH! So irritating. *sigh* I hate computers
I said something along the lines of how I cuss in front of the kids too much, too. They know that "tool" has two meanings cuz that happens to be my favorite things to yell at other drivers. And my 9yo has a cuss jar for me which will probably pay for his college.
also, my oldest had a sucking problem too and I had to pump all my milk! It sucked – pun intended. Breast feeding was the biggest surprise about motherhood! So hard!
Oh no! I hate when that happens and you lose everything. As long as you just swore online and didn’t have to add to the swear jar college fund though, I think we’re good 😉
Yeah – I find my tendency to swear such a hard habit to break – and I never thought I was that bad with it until my kid started quoting it back at me…
As for breast feeding – agreed. I was surprised how hard and unnatural it was for me. I’m still a wee bit envious when I see other women doing it successfully. Given I’m now second generation in my family to suck at it (my mom couldn’t either) I wonder how my ancestors figured it out and survived pre-pumps and formula. They obviously did (’cause here I am) but I’m thinking I’m not descended from a long line of wet nurses.
melissa weintraub (@dentistmel) said:
That man is an a-whole mommy-classic! Certainly right! Mommy- my bum is laughing! Kids do say the darnest things. I always enjoy reading your posts:)
Thanks so much! When I forget all the whining, both mine are at really fun stages at the moment 🙂 It’s fun to hear what they have to say and try to figure out the thought pattern/brain activities that made that come out ….