A friend turned me on go some great (hilliarious) videos posted by a mother of two. It got me thinking about the things I swore I would never do. I don't know about you all, but now it seems like that list has turned in to my 'Mommyhood Bucket List'. It seems more like they are things every mother MUST do before their children start preschool.
I swore I would never drive a minivan... Can you guess what my next car will be? I used to walk past a minivan and gag at the thought if being 'that mom' with Cheerios stuck to her butt, spit up on her shoulder, no make up on and a note reminding her to shower. Now I walk past a minivan and it need to use all my might to keep from drooling on the windows. Everything about them looks apealing and I cannot wait to start car shopping someday!
I also promised myself that I would never let my kids eat in the car. 'Ha!' is all that can be said about that! I think the boys and I could survive more than a week on all the crumbs in my car if we ever get stranded somewhere!
I told myself that I would never check out and do the 'smile, nod, 'uh huh'' reply to my child when they are telling me something they think is really important or when they do the constant 'Mom, Mommy, Mmmoooommmm, Mama, Mom,' but I can make that goal as a giant FAIL.
I swore my children would always be dressed and look like they just stepped out of the Baby Gap catalog. Then, I had children... Parker just ran around naked for the past six hours and I think he wore pajamas when we went out in public yesterday (with a nice accessory of pizza stuck to his face).
I was never going to allow my kids watch a movie while we were in the car. They can sit quietly or talk to my while we are in the car. Now, if the ride is an hour or more... Toy Story is put in the DVD player and we are all a little happier when we get to our destination!
Moral of the story, I guess I have learned to never say never. But the boys are asleep so I think I am going to go, how do you say it, shower?