Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Modern Mommy

To state the obvious, this is my first official blogpost.  With a toddler and a newborn keepingme on my toes I guess I somehow feel as though I have some experiences to shareand need an outlet to share them, so here I am finally putting type to virtualpaper after staring at a blinking curser for what seems like weeks.

It is now month 5 of my second maternity leave and I amthoroughly enjoying being home with my two little girls, Sophie is 2 and a halfyears old and Willow is nearing the 5 month mark.  We have great days, good days, bad days,boring days, whiny days, long days, extremely long days, fun days, and routinedays.  At the end of every day I think tomyself “I’m so lucky to have such wonderfulchildren.”  Okay, well maybe I don’tspecifically think that every day, but I’m sure it’s in the back of my mindsomewhere even on those bad days.

I love the “I got thismom thing down” days, where by 8:00am I’ve piled ingredients into thecrockpot, unloaded the dishwasher, and set my toddler up with a three coursemeal for breakfast, all the while nursing my 4 month old.

I dread the “Get meout of this hell hole” days, where by 8:00am I have failed at my attempt tomasterfully contain an up-the-back poop explosion, while my toddler veryefficiently empties every single toy shelf and basket in the house, the disgustingsmell of baby spit up is definitely coming from my hair, and I have yet to makea freakin pot of coffee!!!!

I secretly enjoy the “Mykids are so perfect” days, where by 8:00am I’ve eaten a bowl of cereal, savoured2 cups of coffee, read the latest blog posts from one of my favourite bloggers,explored a whole whack of new pins on Pinterest, and the kids are stillsleeping soundly, sigh.

But I really like the predictability of my favorite days: the “Another day in the life of us” days, where by 8:00am Sophie is shoveling cereal into her mouth like there’s no tomorrow, Willow is enjoying her breakfast too, and there is a tidy living room just waiting to be scattered with toys.

Well, this is just a snippet of what my life is like as a modern mommy.  There is plenty more where this came from.  Please feel free to comment on my posts or send me an email if you prefer.

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