In case you missed anything this week . . .
My Blog Posts
The week started off with some new friends, so I took the opportunity to finally play the “Who Are You” game that Slice of Humble tagged me in a while back. In this post I shared with you some smells I like and some other fun facts about me, like my special talents, whether or not I’d want to be a pirate, and what song I want played at my funeral.
I got all serious-like in another post where I confessed that I parent each of my kids differently. This was a lesson I learned after the arrival of #2 and the resulting shock, confusion, and failure I felt when my previously kick-ass parenting skills with #1 just weren’t working. I’m so glad I wrote this piece because many of you reached out to tell me that you do the same.
I ended the week by introducing a new weekly theme post — Fridays around here will forever more be known as Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Fridays. With all of the stress and sometimes not-so-good days that come with parenting, I thought it’d be nice to have a day where we share some happiness. In this inaugural post, I shared more than a few photos of things that made me smile throughout the week, and I invited you to share your photos and stories for use in future posts. So please, share, share, share!
My Favorite Kid
This week my favorites said:
- Sunday: “Mommy, I love our baby,” said my favorite today.
- Monday: “Fine! I’m just not going to talk the rest of the day,” said my favorite today.
- Tuesday: “Leave mommy alone, she’s trying to rest” said my favorite today.
- Wednesday: “Mommy, can you find me all your old Dr. Seuss books?” asked my favorite today.
- Thursday: “Mommy, when is it nap time? I want to take a nap today,” said my favorite today.
- Friday: Apparently I didn’t have a favorite this day.
- Saturday: “I’m so proud of me,” said my favorite today.
My Top 5 Facebook Posts
Here are my top 5 liked Facebook posts:
This photo I shared was re-shared 88 times and reached a little more than 6,800 people (and counting)! Like, whoa!
Tonight’s dinner included someone tripping and splattering applesauce everywhere, someone dumping milk all over the table, someone smearing food all through their hair, and someone sitting in pasta sauce. And don’t even get me started on what the kids did.
Forget instruction manuals. Babies should come with helmets.
Today’s moment of zen was disguised in a trip to the grocery store. Alone. You gotta find the peace and quiet when and where you can, people.
“You’d better take off your clothes so you don’t get drenched again if you’re going in there to give your rocks a bath.” Filed under things I never could have imagined saying before having kids. And no, not those rocks. Actual rocks. Actual rocks.
There you have it. Just another week with the wild things.