Went out drinking with our friends last night. It’s been a long while since I’ve drank like that.

Today, I feel like death.

mrskurt replied to your post “Sick day”

We just had the same cold!! A ton of snot and a nasty cough. We had a few couch days with movies and anyone who has a complaint, you come over and make my spirited child rest and sit still, I bet you 100$… And I don’t believe in gambling :)

No kidding! It’s hard enough having a whiny, sick kid. Playdoh worked for about 10 minutes. He’s not the type of kid to sit and put puzzles together for hours on end. A few episodes of Doc McStuffins and he’ll be better in a few days. The sound of his cough is breaking my heart. :( 

Sick day

Today, D has a terrible cough and runny nose. Doc said it was probably just a cold but we’re taking it easy with lots of blankets and all-day TV.

Judge all you want but this usually crazy active kiddo is couch bound and a tv marathon is just in the cards.

The joy of Chuck E Cheese with a two year old. #babyd  (at Chuck E. Cheese’s)

The joy of Chuck E Cheese with a two year old. #babyd (at Chuck E. Cheese’s)

literaryellymay replied to your post “Rocking This Thing”

Maybe because of the stereotype that equates “driven” women with the office environment? Or the stereotype about feminists “doing it all” by being working moms? I don’t think it was any slight to you.

Actually, I talked to her some more because I was still feeling weird about it. She was a detective with a local law enforcement agency and was still having her own doubts about staying home. That’s why she said that to me. She wanted some validation that she was making the right choice by leaving her career behind for now and staying home. Weird, right? Her comment had absolutely nothing to do with me or my own insecurities and everything to do with her! 

We talked about it more and I’m so happy that I asked her about it. It cleared everything up and I hope she feels better about her decision. My anxious (and mostly self-centered) mind just made her off-handed comment all about me and my parenting when she just needed a little reassurance. I should keep this in mind for when/if this kind of thing happens again. 

Rocking This Thing

Another mom at Gymboree said to me, “I’m surprised you didn’t go back to work. You didn’t seem like the type to stay home.” I’m not sure what she meant. She’s a stay-at-home mom and we seem to get along well enough. 

Was she saying that I don’t seem good at this gig? Because, sometimes (read: most days) I don’t feel like I’m doing a good enough job. Was she saying that I would seem happier at work? Because I was absolutely miserable at my old job. I felt like my skills were entirely underutilized, but I felt disrespected and taken advantage of every day. I am most definitely happier staying home with D full-time. Was she saying that I wasn’t a Pinterest-style, trophy mom? Because I definitely KNOW that is true. 

Whether I seem “like the type” or not, I’m currently a stay-at-home mom. I’m doing my best to be the best mom I can be. I am trying to really ROCK at this and I think I’m getting better at it. This is what is best for D right now and our family. I’m happy to rise to the occasion. 

Every kid needs to learn how climb trees. #babyd

Every kid needs to learn how climb trees. #babyd

I’m not crying. I just have something in my eye. #tbt #babyd

I’m not crying. I just have something in my eye. #tbt #babyd

Don’t mind me. I’m just looking at photos of my tiny, little baby when he was just born and crying my eyes out. 😭