When it comes to parenting, Niagara Daddy and I work as a team. We take turns with bedtime, doing bath time, and even taking a night out for ourselves. It’s a system that works for us.
So, when I went out of town for work a few months ago, I knew it would be harder for him than me and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to It.
That business trip ended up being the vacation from parenthood I needed.
I am a spoiled rotten mother, and it’s not even Mother’s Day yet. Don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to relaxing this Sunday, snuggling up with my kids in the morning, maybe getting some retail therapy in the afternoon. Mother’s Day is about celebrating all the things I do for my kids as their mom and it’s going to be a great day.
But as much as I am a kick-ass mom, I really do have it a lot easier than my mother did back in the day. In conversations over the years, my mother and I have touched on some things that have made me think, “Woah lady, you got it made compared to her!”
Here are five ways I’ve been spoiled rotten in my motherhood.
It’s ugly and relentless and unforgiving. It keeps us from hanging out with friends, or enjoying a night out with our spouse and the one that trips us up again and again.
I remember when I first became a mom, I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of parenting information out there. There are so many different opinions, do’s and don’t’s, rules and “guidelines” on how to be a devoted, loving and protective mom, it’s a wonder we all don’t spontaneously combust.
Taking time away from the kids however seems to break some unwritten rule for moms. As mothers, we shouldn’t want to take time away from our kids, and feeling that way makes us some sort of outlaws.
What’s up with that?!
Dear Easter Bunny,
So it’s that time of year again, B-Man. Santa’s been and gone, Cupid’s shot some arrows and stolen a few hearts, and weird little green dwarves have run amuck all over town. And now it’s Easter; your time to shine. But before you bounce your cute little bunny ass into my house, I have a few conditions.