Tales of a New Mom

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tales of a New MomYou would think being the oldest of five girls, I would have this mommy thing down to a fine art. There is seven, eight and 23 years difference between my sisters and me. I've had to play Mommy a lot! Yet here I am, barely awake and sipping on my large McDonald's unsweet tea in hopes to not fall over at my desk.

Everyone in my house has been or still is sick. The dog. The husband. The baby. I was up all night with a sniffly, congested little girl. Neither one of us slept much. As I was walking into work this morning, I realized I forgot to do something before I left the house.

Let's see...I gave Newton, our shih-tzu, his medicine; I took him out to use the bathroom; I fed Z and put diapers in her diaper bag; I put on deodorant and make-up, brushed my teeth...what am I missing?

My hair.

I forgot to fix my flippin' hair. Oh-my-gawd. It was bad enough I threw on a pair of khakis that were in the middle of the floor with a solid black t-shirt (thank god for jewelry or I'd look even worse). But to forget my hair?

Sweet Jesus. Is today Monday? LOL Thankfully, I sat straight up the majority of the night, so it doesn't look too bad. I can only imagine what people would have thought if I came in here looking like I usually do first thing in the morning.

9 comments

  1. is now a good time to admit how many times (always under severe stress and duress, i assure you!) that i forgot to brush my teeth or put on deodorant or match my shoes in high school? i've been living a lifestyle of stress and duress for so long now that i have a checklist... yes, an actual checklist, so that i don't do it anymore.... but there are many days when i get where i'm going and find that i didn't do as good of a job as usual! i consider them "mommy badges"... i've earned many. :) welcome to the club!

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  2. Thanks, Belle! I wouldn't trade it for the world. :)

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  3. Oh goodness. I can so relate! Here's my version of adopted-baby-induced-ridiculous-bad-hair-day.

    Best of luck!!

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  5. You gotta love motherhood. You quickly become a nursemaid over night, it seems.

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  6. Hi from ICLW.... oh, yeah, I know all about those kinds of days! My daughter was up two nights ago, throwing up all night, so I got almost no sleep. Then I was up with her all day, and had to work the night shift last night. I was so tired, I felt (and probably looked) drunk! Lol... parenting is tough sometimes. But it's soooo worth it!

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  7. You're right. It is so worth it! :)

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  8. congratulations from ICLW! At least you got to brush your teeth and wear your khakis! lol

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  9. Ha! Very true! I'm sure it won't be the last time it happens.

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