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?

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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.

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

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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.

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!

Rainy Days, a Stir-Crazy Toddler and M&M Cookies

Finding things to keep a toddler occupied on rainy, cold or sick days is never easy, especially when said toddler is too full of energy for her own good and is basically driving you halfway to crazy town.

So what is a mommy to do when it’s a gloomy, rainy day outside and there’s no preschool to boot? Find something fun to do of course. Something that’ll distract the 3 year old without boring you to death in the process (I know I know, I sound like the worst mom ever but seriously guys, how many play doh Peppa Pigs can you build before you want to chuck the whole primary colored mess out the window?).

Lucky for me Lilly takes after me and loves anything food related! Making and baking several batches of cookies in a warm kitchen while it’s cold and wet outside? That is the definition of perfection 😋


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Cookies

In response to Weekly Photography Challenge.

The Art of Overreacting

Me: “Lilly’s 3 today! How can she be 3?? Wasn’t she a teeny tiny baby just yesterday??”

Husband: “She’s growing up fast, but she’s still our baby..”

Me: “Dude she’s 3! That’s a big number. Before we know it she’ll be a teenager and won’t like us anymore!”

Husband: “um, I think there’s a while to go before she’s a teen…”

Me: “she’s going to hate me! And then she’ll like me again but she’ll be getting married and she won’t be our little baby anymore!”

Husband: “….”

Me: *trying not to cry*

Husband: “…”

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