Monday, February 17, 2014

A Day in the Life of the Mom of a Toddler

So, here I am. Sitting in the Target parking lot. Car running. Just started pouring rain. Listening to Pop2K on satellite radio while it reminds me of just how quickly time flies. (What?! Gold Digger came out in 2005?! NINE years ago?! Hooboy, I'm old).

Anyway, I'm sitting in my car because Jett just fell asleep. After I tried putting him down for a nap. For 3 hours. I finally gave up. In the process, he would get up & find stuff he wanted to play with. He cried hysterically when I took the miracle bubbles away. Then he snuck outside. I couldn't see him anywhere then he popped out of the bottom of the grill. Of COURSE that's where he was! So, obviously nap time in the living room doesn't work anymore. Jett - 1, Me - 0

Finally, we get in the car to run a few errands and BOOM! Out like a light. Now, I could just wake him up, go in Target & get my stuff done, right? Wrong. Do YOU have a toddler? It's not that simple. When these little creatures don't get a nap in, it makes for a rough day for all parties involved. They're all of a sudden ravenous. They want juice. They want cookies. "I don't LIKE that kind of cookie." They want a toy. "Not THAT toy!  I don't like that toy!" 

So that's kind of why I'm just sitting here letting the little dude just sleep it off. It's amazing how different life becomes once you have a child. I remember back when I had to run errands & I just got in my car & went where I needed to go & got what I needed all before 10 a.m. And I probably listened to Gold Digger while I did it. And then what did I do for the rest of the day? What did we do with aaall that free time before we became parents? I honestly have no idea. But I wouldn't change anything for the world. Look at this little stinker...

He's the best. He keeps me on my toes. He wears me out. He makes me laugh. He makes me cry. And he makes me so, so happy. Even when I feel like a crazy person. So, I say he deserves a 30 minute nap before I drag him through Target & make him look at clearance stuff with me:) 

Happy Monday! Thanks for reading :)