"i'm a picker,i'm a grinner,i'm a lover and i'm a sinner,i play my music in the sun..."



girls night out...

i can clearly remember the days with my first born (ryder), holding his little body in my arms gazing at him alllll day long, while he slept
(seriously. i did this...like most first time moms often do...and i had my share of stiff necks to prove it)
and i thought to myself,
self: "how could i ever get mad at you? you are too sweet and cute, and innocent......"

that was 6 years ago, and two more kids later.
let me ask you a question.
you know how on cartoons, when a character gets so upset
(i like to reference donald duck a lot, because if i were a cartoon character, i'mmmmm pretty sure i would be him...in a girl version)
and there face fills up with hot, molten, fire and steam starts whistling out of there ears.
or when they tail spin into a frenzy and bolt right through the wall
only to leave a perfect hole in the shape of there body
(arms flailed out to the sides)

that's how i feel...often...today being one of them.
is it just me?
or are ya with me?
(maybe i don't want to know the answer to that ;)
well i know at least one person is with me,
my sweet sister, of three kids, also.
when i talked to her earlier today she literally took the words right out of my mouth.
sister: "hey, what are you doing"
me: "(sighhhhh) well. i'm going crazy"
sister: "me toooo! i just want to blow myself to the moon"
me: "thank goodness, it's not JUST me!"
we laughed for a bit about what our kids did today, that was so
extremely irritating.
she got a kick out of the fact that i actually grounded my two boys from the couch
(my awesome, beautiful, tufted couch (here), is on it's last leg. sadness...)
just those four minutes of validation, and confirmation,
that i'm not the only one with those feelings of running through my wall, or blowing myself to the moon,
nor am i the only one with horrible children,
(not really, but sometimes it feels that way...ok a lot ;)
was all i needed to hear to get me in better spirits.
thank heavens for sisters who keep it real!
(luff you)

tomorrow can not come any sooner!
a few of us girls are going to have a girls night out, overnight!
i sense more stories of validation,
lots of laughing,
and most importantly
no screaming kids!

p.s. all you mom's out there...keep it real with your friends/sisters ;)

*buffalo gal*


BigSis LilSis said...

I LOVE this! I wish more women/moms would keep it real! We all go through the same stuff with our kids and it such a relief to be able to share it and not feel like you are failing or being the worst mom for feeling that way!
Thank you xo

Michelle said...

I don't have kids or anything... but I can GUARANTEE that I will feel like that when I do.

Pretty sure all mom's feel like that. And if they don't, they are totally lying.

Do you ever read The Meanest Mom's blog? I think she is pretty funny

Eleven said...

I don't have children, but I teach Kindergarten...so, trust me. I know.

I think more moms (and teachers) need to keep it real and support each other through the crazy days. We all have them. The key is how you handle it and it helps to have support.

And for the record, I think a girls' night sounds like the perfect medicine!

Mommy-To-Be said...

I'm having my first soooon! I hope I never have to feel that way. My fiance want's lots and lots of kids. I'm satisfied with my one baby girl on the way! :P

Buffalo Gal said...

Evelyn, i have so much respect for you! being a K teacher is probably one of the hardest jobs! I helped out ryder's teacher a lot this last year, and i praised her evey chance i got! thanks for being so awesome!
Mommy-to-be, how fun to have your first. it truly is the most AMAZING experience in the world. but if you do end up feeling the way i expressed (even though you hope you don't ;) just know that it is natural, and normal. i guess my point was, it's ok to feel that way, it dosen't make you a bad mom, it's just great to have support around you when you do ;) enjoy being a first time mommy! and have lots of kids, you will love it when they are grown! big families are awesom! xoxo!