Saturday, April 30, 2011

Making Mommyhood Sexy... totally not what this post is about.  At all.

I am not a sexy beast right now.  Unless "sexy" equals weird-smelling, rumpled, spit-up crusted, messy-bunned zombie.

Obviously, then, I'm right up your alley.

I'm pretty sure I've been wearing the same cami/shirt combo for about 4 days.  Maybe 5.  I can't tell.  I could probably do carbon-dating on the various spit-stains on the shoulders and figure it out if I cared to.  Occasionally I swap out the pants - PJ's for most of the time, maternity jeans for those occasions that require a public appearance - but truthfully, even that is only because they get wet from bathwater and I can't stand the feeling of cold, soggy pants any longer. 

(I'm almost afraid to change clothes in case Peyton no longer recognizes me as her mother.)

It's not that I look hideous... it's just that I've got about 4 shirts that look good and are comfortable and give quick access to boobs.  And once I find something that works, why change?  Right?  Right.  That's what I'll tell myself. 

Because yesterday, I rolled out of bed in my jeans.  Yep.  Jeans.  I wore jeans to bed and didn't even realize it.  I shrugged and just kept going. 

It's all about convenience.

The best part of all this?  Less.  Laundry. 

I hate laundry, so this is flipping fantastic.  So much so that I don't bat an eyelash when I use my shirt hem for a burp rag.  (Don't worry, I draw the line at using it as a baby wipe during a diaper change.  Barely.)  Even LESS laundry.  Bonus!

This is not sexy or cool or fashionable, and I'm totally aware of this.  But by the time I stuff 16 wiggling limbs through 16 cruelly-small holes and cover 8 adorable little butt cheeks with undies or diapers and find 8 socks and 6 shoes and create 4 pig tails, figuring out how to make my squishy butt fit in anything designer or making a cute shirt nursing-friendly isn't high on my priority list. 

Besides, honestly, it doesn't matter how hawt I may or may not look... when I'm out in public with my zoo, people are going to look at me like I'm crazy.  (And I've gotten both the "Wow, good thing you neglect your kids to put on makeup" comments and the "wow, good thing you don't care about your appearance" comments so someone will always be unhappy.)

So you won't find me looking like Grace Kelly any time soon... but you won't find me losing any sleep over it either.  Friends, yes, I might lose friends over it.  But then again, I'm always nice to have around so I can be that girl that everyone keeps around to make themselves feel better.  I'm sweet like that.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Dog-In-Law

It's no secret that I love dogs.  LOVE them.  I want one in the worst way...

But for now, my MIL and FIL and their dog are visiting so I'm getting my 4-legged snuggle fix (from the dog, not the combo of MIL and FIL, mind you) and it makes me very very happy.

Look at this face!  Gah!  How can you not love this mug?!?!

My kids love him and he seems to adore them... when he's not looking at me with soulful eyes that seem to say, "How do you keep up with these guys?: he is following them faithfully around.  (He's probably waiting for that gummy Cheez-It to fall off the hem of a t-shirt, but oh well, it's still cute.)

Anyway, I'm going to go give a belly rub and fix breakfast, so I'll point you towards I Heart Faces to look at the other adorable pet photos for this week's entry in their photo challenge!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Grins and Momma's Tears

Peyton just rewarded me with a giant-cheeked, crescent-eyed toothless grin. 

I thought my heart would burst.  So I bawled my eyes out instead, soaking her chubby cheeks as I kissed her over and over again.

How in the world is it possible to love so much?

And how in the world is is possible that I will wake up tomorrow and find my love for my family even stronger? 

I am so blessed.


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