Oh you wonderful weekend.


FRIDAY. WELCOME. You have been missed since the last time we saw each other. I have BIG plans for you, Friday. And they involve binge-watching Homeland and eating Trader Joe's churros. Have you tried those? Ah-mazing. But seriously, these are the things you are excited about when you're parent. And it's cool. Since Matt and I are temporarily living separately I have gained a whole new appreciation for single mothers. It's a tough gig when you're on your own. Don't get me wrong, there have been some awesome moments: a trip to the botanical garden where Phoenix kept proclaiming: "An orange bufferfly, Mama! A bufferfly!" It made me keep thinking of a large, orange, really buff fly. Or when Mila made a birthday book for Matt and drew our whole family "all together" as she said, even Gorbie, who looked like a fat, black bug. To be fair, he is wide around the girth. But it made me laugh.

But also there have been times that have not been so great. I once ran hysterical into my room and hid in the closet, trying to escape my tyrannical greatly displeased children. This is not a myth by the way. Moms sometimes totally run and hide from their kids, because it is just TOO MUCH. Other times I feel like I'm using my super soft and sweet voice to try and negotiate using the potty before we leave the house because "no, I don't feel like having to change you in the middle of the Vons parking lot again," only to realize that I forgot to pack another a pair of underwear.

This is life as a parent though. Absolutely no one ever said it was going to be easy. And the other day I overheard Mila telling Phoenix: "You know Phee, can you maybe try not screaming so much tomorrow? It really hurts mom's ears." These things make me smile. Even though she didn't mention anything about her not screaming...hmmmm.

Happy weekend! (and for you moms out there: Mostly free of tantrums, I hope)!


Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

Such lovely photos of your children. I also really appreciate the honesty about motherhood.

Molly {Dreams in HD}