Things I never thought I would do:
- Live on the East Coast
- Be a Stay at Home Mom
Yet, here I am. A mom of two (three including our dachshund) and a resident of the state of New Jersey for the past five years. Most days, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. But there are the days where the kids won’t nap, meltdowns occur over the slightest thing (“No, I wanted a YELLOW straw” toddler says after choosing the blue straw), and you’re tempted to put everyone to bed at 4pm so you can finally have a glass of wine and watch that episode of “Real Housewives” that’s been on the DVR for the past two nights because you can’t stay up late enough to watch it in real time. Those are the days that have turned me to blog. And drink. Coffee mostly. But wine once it’s a socially acceptable hour to do so.
Parenting isn’t those picture perfect snapshots spread throughout social media or the cute little stories we tell each other (although I sure do post a lot of those). There’s good, there’s bad, and there’s ugly. Lots of ugly. I always say “if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry” so this is my outlet to deal with the less glamorous side of parenting and find the humor in it.