The primary parent can take it on the chin. They do most of the child rearing and when the not-as-much-around parent leaves or disappoints, the primary parent has to pick up those pieces as well. Here I not only take it on the chin, but other body parts too.
A recreation of a day Rex beat me up
How do you keep those little moments you use to enjoy pre-parenthood? Not the straddling the hunky Brazilian delivery boy kind, but the day to day pleasures like brushing your teeth.
Mark and I still try to read the paper every morning. Most of the times I can only glean the headlines, but sometimes I get more.
Sure, put a label on me. I don’t care…
Saint… hmm, is that a song?
Put whatever label you want, as long as you don’t take my label maker from me. Creating order in an otherwise disorderly world…
What if you build a prison to house the bad people, then accidently get locked in and can’t find your way out? Well, it’s sort of like that.
How is this for ironic…
My sister Carole dropped by my house again to discuss important topics on coolmom. Now that I am a soccer mom, I needed some experienced soccer mom guidance:
When do I bring the snacks?
By the way we may think we are frumpy, but if you put “soccer mom” in a search engine it’s mostly porn. Must be the visor that does it for them.
Do you ever think: I have got to get these kids out of this house! Now that Vivien is in school, big girl school, I don’t want her time with me to just be the window between school and dinner. There are some afternoons of cartoon watching, but wouldn’t it be nice to go elsewhere and see different topography of LA? So, this is Cool Mom on location. It was a nice day by the beach. I loved it and while my kids ambled about, I reflected on the trends that little girls go through.
When I tell people I have two little kids and a 16 year old stepson (I don’t lead with my two older stepkids as they live on their own), I get remarks about “what a handful” the stepson must be. Not the case. Oliver wouldn’t know drama if it slapped him in the face and set it’s hair on fire in front of him. He would barely raise his eyebrows.
He is very cool.
He talked more to me when he was little. Now, I welcome any dialogue. No matter how I have to get it.
My sister Carole is here again, so we can talk about how special and wonderful our children are. Or rather, how special and wonderful and brilliant we all decided they are going to be. There are even tests you can give your little Mozart.
Do we go overboard with this stuff? Well, it’s better than neglecting them.
It’s the age old issue…when your kids sleep do you get stuff done or pass out? Do you clean up or go online? Before I do anything, I used to always do a sweep of the house. But, now, not so sure.