Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Things I have learned as a mother

You might want to ask why I am posting at 12:25am instead of sleeping. I have determined that it is better to get slightly less sleep than be ripped out of peaceful slumber a mere 45 minutes after you lay down. Anywho, I digress. Back to the topic at hand.

  • I have learned how to pick small toys up off the floor with my toes because I can't bend over with Molly strapped to my chest. Ahh, the pregnant feeling that never really went away. Except now I can hear her screaming.
  • I have learned how to fix a toy vacuum with my non-dominant hand while balancing Molly on my lap and nursing her. And making sure she doesn't get clocked in the head at the same time.
  • 100 different ways to prepare chicken, using carrots, celery and onion in the recipe.
  • How to make crockpot surprise for dinner. It gets rid of wilting things in the refrigerator and the freezer so that I don't have to schlepp to the store with two small children.
  • I have learned that it is possible for a small child to survive and thrive for weeks while seemingly eating only apples.
  • I have learned what you are willing to turn a blind eye toward to gain ten minutes of peace and quiet. Hmm, you don't hear the sound of knives clanking do you? Nah...
  • I have learned that it is possible for two toddlers to destroy a clean apartment in less than 10 minutes.
  • I have learned that "Mommy Brain" is a real medical condition. It is embarrassing how bad my short term memory is. Unfortunately for Adam, my long term memory for grudge holding is sharper than ever :)
  • I have learned that people who say their children will never watch TV have never had to entertain a two year old for 12 hours a day.
  • No matter what you like to think, a toddler will always win. I think they should put a whining two year old in the room during hostage negotiations. It would certainly speed up the process. Case in point: Henry ate a Girl Scout Samoa with his breakfast last week.

Looks like my little Molly is stirring for some food. Ahh, I can finally call it a day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at all the skills you have learned in two short years. Well they are probably the longest two years of your life. Apples and Girl Scout cookies are not all that bad.