Since this post was such a big hit the first go around, here we are with volume 2. Enjoy!
// There was a very short period of time where I told myself I wouldn’t just pick things up off the floor and give them back to Claire, because, uh gross. And then her favorite game became “throw all the things on the floor.” Yeah…
// I totally share utensils with Claire. I try all her food if it’s heated to make sure it’s not too hot. I am totally fine with spoon sharing/sharing food, which pre-kid, I used to think was so gross.
// Sometimes I workout in my bathrobe just because I am too lazy to put on workout clothes. Not really mom-specific, but I only just started doing this, which I attribute to being sleep deprived/lazy because I’m a mom.
// I eat some of the baby food I buy. Whenever I give Claire those puffs things, I grab a handful for myself. I also think YoBaby yogurt by Stonyfield tastes amazing and may or may not have eaten an entire container just for myself.
// I am freaking OBSESSED with the smell of Dreft baby detergent. But I am cheap, so I buy the Purex kind because it’s like $3 instead of almost $9. I wash all her clothes separately so I can use this detergent. I’m sure it is 100% marketing and unnecessary, but I love the baby smell so I don’t care!
// I sometimes start laughing when Claire cries. Sometimes her cries are so fake just for attention now or soooo dramatic that I can’t help but laugh. I feel bad, but it’s kind of funny at the same time.
// I’ve started to say no a lot already, and I feel bad about it. But when she’s grabbing my hair for fun for the 30th time in the same hour, I want to her know it’s not funny. She totally doesn’t get it, but I’m thinking her first word will be no now.
// The best way I’ve found to keep Claire entertained is to give her something she shouldn’t have. She is seriously barely entertained with all her toys lately. Anything I have is so much cooler. So I’ve given her my wallet, keys, water bottle, receipts, shopping lists, and a pen before to play with (always while I’m watching her). Not sure if this is a good habit either, but hey – do whatcha gotta do to get through Wal-mart with a baby, right?
// I really wanted to make sure Claire didn’t have ANY added sugar for the first year, but that went out the window in like 2.5 seconds. Those puffs and baby yogurt have sugar. I wish I didn’t give her those things, but they’re quick snacks and she loves them!
// Sometimes I’m secretly happy when Claire gets an outfit dirty because it means I get to pick out a cute new outfit for her.
Because I mean, come on. Her outfits!
// The best compliment I’ve gotten recently was from a stranger in the grocery store parking lot who was apparently watching me as I got Claire into a shopping cart along with the diaper bag. I think I gave her a snack too and then walked in ready to go. She said “You make that look easy!” It was really cute and made my day. I responded, “Thanks, I’ve had 9 months of practice!”
// People comment on Claire’s weight all the time still and make me feel horrible about it. I leave her at the Y child watch now while I workout. The other day she was there with a boy who was also 9 months old. The worker there asked if she was 8 months and when I said she was 9 she said “Oh, this boy is 9 months too. He’s so much bigger.” I’m like, thanks yet again for the reminder that apparently my child is freakishly small to everyone. I feel so much guilt that she is not bigger, not that I desire her to be but because apparently everyone else thinks she is too small. I hate it!
TABOO MOM TALK ANNOUCEMENT
If you guys liked this post, then you have to check out Colleen’s new venture, Taboo Mom Talk. She is hosting a talk show series that you can watch Tuesday, February 9th at 7 PM Central/8 PM Eastern on Blab. All you need is a Twitter account to log in. And wine!
I will be a guest on the show tomorrow night. I would love for you to join in! We answer questions, drink wine from ridiculously large glasses, and talk all thing real motherhood. Last week was positively hilarious. I hope to see you there!
Questions for You:
- What annoying thing do/did people always comment on about your kids?
- Share a confession: mom-related or not.