Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Know You're A Mom When-sDAZE

I don't think it's much of a secret that one of my fave bloggers (and people!) of all time is Arizona Mamma.  I can always count on her to make me giggle or cry or nod my head like, "Yeah - YEAH!" And her fun meme for Wednesdays is no different.

She says, "'You Know You’re a Mom When-sDAZE' is a great way for us, as parents, to make light of our trials and tribulations. Our day to day run-ins with the crazy little people in our lives we call children."

Have you read my blog?  I think that's a pretty pervasive theme throughout the whole thing... but taking a special day to focus on just those absurd moments where it hits you that yeah, it doesn't matter how hawt stuff you used to be, right this moment you've got poo under your fingernails and goo on your chin and the most important task you've got is how to open that juice box before you have a three-year-old tantrum to quell.

For instance, most people would be aghast to see a small child playing in a toilet.  I, however, snapped a few pictures of Jordan thinking, "Aw, look how cute her dress is!" and continued stuffing inserts into my cloth diapers, taking advantage of her being occupied and not attempting to climb my leg or otherwise make diaper stuffing impossible.

Diaper stuffing?  Did I see myself doing that when I graduated from the University of Notre Dame?  No, I did not.

But that's okay, because poop washes off and goo is removable and Purell makes hand sanitizer.  Without all of that, I wouldn't have cute little hineys like this

to chase after, or adorable little imps like this

to keep me busy, or heart-melting scenes like this

to make me happy beyond belief.

So, even if installing a baby gate takes me 5 days or if a turd rolls out of a diaper and across the floor, necessitating that I snatch it up before a kiddo can so I have to just pluck it up bare-handed and get last night's dinner embedded under my nails, or if the toilet becomes a crutch to buy me 2 minutes of peace, I know I'm a mom.... and that makes me smile.

Join in if you've ever "been there"!


Tanya said...

LOVE IT!!! Love the new pics too...esp. the booty pic!! ;o) Miss you all!

blunoz said...

Those last three pictures are extraordinarily good photos. You're a very talented photographer!

Misty said...

Great photography and I really enjoyed this post because I've definitely been there done that! I'm still in awe that as a momma, I'm completely unaffected by a turd rolling by me on the floor or by washing poop off of cloth diapers. I can actually continue eating dinner and talking to Jeremy while scooping a piece of poop off of the floor. I never would have imagined any of this just a few years ago. I may have to join you on these types of posts!

Lynn said...

Oh, wow, I caught Malia playing in the toilet today ... and I didn't do a damn thing about it. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

I should correct that. I cleaned up the water, but that's about it.

Sonora said...

Hahaha! Poo under the nails and goo on the chin. So true. I can completely understand letting her do something that is keeping her occupied for a few minutes. We take what we can get sometimes.

Stacey said...

I love it! What a great post, cute dress and cute little hiney!!

Arizona Mamma said...

There you have it. One of the reasons I can't stay away from you. Did you know that yours is one of the very first blogs I ever started reading after I began my own? Whether I have tears rolling down my cheeks, or I am left laughing out loud...I always come away feeling you've written something to which I can relate.


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