6 Questions I Ask Every Morning

Being a parent involves asking a lot of questions, all day long, and repeating several of them throughout the day. And a lot of the questions we ask would sound completely ridiculous to a non-parent.

1) Where are your pants?

2) Why is there a unicorn in my purse?

3) Did you finish your breakfast? 

4) Why haven’t you finished your breakfast yet?

5) Where are your pants?

6) Why isn’t there more coffee?

Coffee

How is it Almost March Already??

I know, I know, it’s not very innovative or new to declare that ‘time really flies’ or ‘where did the time go’ but seriously guys, how is it almost March already? Wasn’t it just the holiday season with lights up on the houses and the New Year just around the corner? Wasn’t it just New Year Resolution season?? I know I’m generally quite absent minded but how did I just realize that it’s (almost) March and that the new year isn’t all that new anymore? 

Note to self: buy a bigger wall calendar with one of those bright red movable squares to highlight the date. Hopefully I won’t disappear for another few months only to resurface with a post about how it’s the middle of summer and I don’t know where the time went. 

Calendar
Or maybe just get a couple and put them up all over the house

Hopefully.

Sunday Fails

We woke up today to a cold, rainy and all around dreary morning, so saying that I was glad it was a Sunday and we didn’t have to leave the house would be an understatement. It was only while I was happily whipping up some omelettes that I realized that we were out of bread and a grocery run before breakfast would definitely be required.  

Sigh. So much for a lazy Sunday at home.

Toddler Logic vs Toy Company Logic

Toy company logic: Let’s make it teeny tiny, cute and completely useless, they’ll eat it up!

Toddler logic: I want that teeny tiny, cute and totally useless toy that I’ll forget about/lose within 4 hours of buying but am willing to throw a trantrum for right now!

Parents: … sigh

Toddler-toy
Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way about this explosion of ‘toys’ like shopkins, tsum tsums, mashems, fashems and  the like 😖

Nothing Like A Toddler to Dash Your Feelings of Self-Importance 

3 year old: Mommy let’s go to the big bouncy place!

Me: Ok Lilly, we’ll go tomorrow. Do you want to go alone or with friends?

3: No friends!

Me: Ok, go alone then?

3:  Not alone mommy, I want to go with you!

Me: Awwww, that’s so sweet, I’d love to go with you.

3: You have to go with me Mommy, I can’t drive.

Me: …..

Leave it to a 3 year old to shatter your allusions of being important.

Relax

Life can get very stressful, very fast and if you’re not careful, all that stress can drag you down into a not-so-great place. So when you’re feeling that anxiety starting to pull at your heart, you better have a go-to plan to relieve that stress and keep from getting overwhelmed.

For me, that go-to thing is cooking, baking or anything I can do with my hands. Which is probably why last night found me sitting crossed legged on the living room floor, surrounded by paper, cutting out snowflakes.

Snowflakes
Whatever it takes to relax, right?

The Stalker Mom

Something tells me I’ll be the sort of mom who would totally use this product (or something like it) when Lilly is all grown up 😂 I definitely worry too much!