My son has recently taken to storing his toys all over the house. Most recently it's been his cars stacked on the window sills. Do you have something similar at your house?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This past week my husband and I took a walk with our kids to spend a relaxing morning at a local coffee shop. My daughter took her morning nap in the stroller, my son ate his snack and played with some toys the shop has, and my husband and I sat drinking our coffee in big armchairs and had a nice conversation. We were low on a couple things so we decided to walk back home and hop straight in the car to go to the store before we needed to be home for lunch and my son's afternoon nap. I fed my daughter at the shop and as her diaper was still empty we were excited to not have to walk back home only to go back up all the stairs to our apartment, take off shoes, change diapers, feed the baby, put shoes back on, and get everyone in their carseats before finally heading to the store, because, as you know, once you do all that, then there isn't time to get to the store with two kids in tow and get back before lunch. Then it happened. My son filled his diaper and it definitely needed to be changed. Stubborn as I am, I didn't want to ruin a once-in-a-childhood moment as we could just hop from our walk to the car with two little kids. So I grabbed a diaper and the wipes I keep in my purse and went into the bathroom. Of course, since we live in an urban neighborhood, there were no changing tables in the bathroom and there was no way I was going to have my son lie on the floor, even if I DID have a changing pad. So. I had him stand with his legs apart, pushed the pants to his shoes, took off the diaper, wiped him up (thank goodness it was fairly clean), put a new diaper on, and re-buttoned his jeans. TA-DA! I would like to thank my son for being extremely cooperative and for not trying to sit on the dirty floor with a bare bottom. Please feel free to share your proudest "I can't believe I just changed a diaper there!" story.
Posted by Sarah at 3:47 PM
Monday, January 11, 2010
Last week my husband I were flipping through the channels and happened to land on the Jay Leno show. Kim Kardashian, a reality show star, was being interviewed and, seeing as there was nothing else on, we just decided to watch it. Apparently she's now a germ-a-phob and shared her recent experience on a plane. There was a five-year-old on the plane and he allegedly coughed right in her face. She turned to the kid's parents and said "Can you teach your child to cover his mouth?"
I can't believe she had the gall to say this to the kid's parents. I try to be very considerate when I'm out with my kids where ever we might be, apologizing if I bump someone or excusing myself when I'm pushing my colossal stroller through a crowded store. So, if this was my kid and I saw it, I would have apologized right away, reminded my kid to cover his mouth, offered hand sanitizer, etc. Even so. If someone told me to "teach my kid to cover his mouth", I probably would have fired back some very inappropriate response, which I'm sure would have inevitably made the rest of our flight rather uncomfortable. As parents, we're most always embarrassed by the things our kids wait until we're in public to do, but to say something TO the parent, which is, quite frankly, insulting to their actual parenting, is something I never would have done and would never do. I mean, you think it to yourself, of course (as I'm sure we all do when we're around someone else's unruly kids), but never voice it out loud. As a mom, I try to teach my two-year-old manners but, well, he's TWO and doesn't always remember, as I'm sure it was the case with this little boy. It's alright. Someday she'll have kids and she'll have someone say something like that to her and she'll be offended and will go on another talk show describing how "people without kids just don't get it". Have you ever had someone say something to you? Please share...
Posted by Sarah at 2:23 PM
Monday, January 4, 2010
My name is Sarah and I'm a mommy. I have two kids: a son, 2, and a daughter, 6 months. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to stay at home with my children, and while they can drive me crazy at times, I love it. This is a blog I'm starting to post anecdotes from raising my children and to basically give my opinion on all things kid-related and otherwise. I like to think that I'm witty and clever with just a dash of dark humor (well, we'll see if I actually AM witty and clever) so hopefully other moms who read this blog can laugh and relate to my adventures and missteps. I'm also hoping that anyone without kids who reads this can appreciate that mommies are fabulous and will find humor, warped as it may be, in the poop stories that will inevitably follow.
Posted by Sarah at 12:08 PM