Thursday, June 2, 2011

Life As I Know It.

I love talking to my mommy friends comparing stories of how we fail as parents.  I like to give the impression that I am "super mom"...doesn't everyone?  You look at people's blogs and you think...."oh, they look like they have such a perfect life.  She looks like such a good mother." etc.  I do it all the time.  Looking at Enjoying the Small Things. , makes me so envious.  She looks like a perfect mom.  I want that.  I want play dates at the Isle of Capri and I want to play in her pool everyday.  The other night, I was looking at her blog on my new super cool Ipad (EVERYONE should buy one!) anyways, Travis asked, "Why do you think she is so cool?"  I just said, "She just looks like she can do it all.  I want that!" 

I have good days and I have bad days.  Like last week for example, was 5 days of BAD a row.  Bad days that included a dog eating my retainer, which led to a orthodontist appointment with 3 kids, then the dog vomitng in my car.  I literally pulled the car over and threw her out of the car, so she wouldn't puke on my leather interior.  I did this 4 times on the way home.  That same night, I accidently left her outside all night.  Ooops.  Poor Lucy. 

Cash is still a potty training mess.  And by mess, I mean he shits his pants EVERYDAY.  So, how the hell do I clean that up?  I just throw the underwear away.  It's so annoying.  Where as Presley doesn't even wear pull ups to bed and she's only had 2 accidents.

I finally broke down and put the twins in the Fred Meyer daycare  It's such a fabulous idea.  I got to grocery shop in peace.  It was lovely.  The next day they both had 103 temps and Cash vomited all over his bed.  But I still think it was worth it. 

So far this morning Cash has eaten, yogurt, cereal, 2 pieces of pb&j toast, grapes, strawberries, 3 nutrigrain bars and a bowl of cheeze its....I guess that is probably why he poops his pants.

Presley and I spent a hour last night dancing to The Temper Trap in the kitchen.  I love these moments.  I love our daily dance parties! 

I started working out with a trainer 4 weeks ago.  She's amazing.  I see ab muscles again.  It's nice to be told what to do for my workout.  It's my "free" time.  I have actually been enjoying being in pain when I wake up in the morning.  It's hard to get your body back after babies.  With Violet, I breastfed for a year and that just doesn't allow you to tighten up as fast.  I dropped the weight fast, but I really needed to tone up.  So, I started with boot camp on Monday and Wednesday's at 6am, then I started seeing Lindsay on Thursdays.

Anyways, the summer is going to be busy.  I can't wait!


Jill said...

Jax is a potty training mess too! I love us as loony moms!!!

The Gibson's said...

Jill...I am such a mess sometimes. I found myself crying while sitting in the laundry basket today. I immediately called the doc to up my meds. Strait looney tunes!!

Alexis Gradwohl said...

Oh, please... my friends and I were joking about the blog you are taking about. She takes amazing pictures and has a pool but she is not perfect. If it makes you feel any better, every time I get my carpets cleaned my dog shits or barfs the next day! And good for you to get a trainer! A little mommy time is so good. I notice when I work out I have more energy and want to be a better mommy.

Jen said...

I'm kind of obsessed with that blog, too but I don't really think she's the Mom of the year-yes she takes amazing pics and I want to move to Capri or wherever it is in Florida that she lives, but rarely do you ever see her in pics with her kids and they seriously must get really sick of always having their picture taken! She just choses to leave out pics of "real life".

I had to laugh at your recount of this past week, it does sound tough and I am not looking forward to shitty pants on Calum when we start potty training in the next couple of weeks but in a couple of years you will look back at this time and be so proud of what you accomplished! And think of how close you are to your kids, getting to spend everyday with them.

PS. Love that Fred Meyer has a daycare.

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Alexis Gradwohl said...

Oh, I meant to also say. I took Hayden to Ikea yesterday and had her hang out in the "play room". It was the best shopping trip EVER! And it was free.