Yep, that’s me…today I’m the Mean Mommy. At least that’s what I’ve been called twice today by two different little ones (who shall remain nameless, but those who know my kids well can pretty much guess who the two are!)
Anyway, because I’m feeling so yucky with this first trimester, I lay around a lot. That’s right — I’m no fun.
Get up and color? No…how about we just read a book here on the couch, or bring the crayons here to the couch? Go to the park? Well…it’s kinda cold outside. Yes, I know we can all wear jackets, but mommy needs to rest. Why? Because I’m growing a baby and I just don’t feel too good. Yes, I know today is Tuesday and it’s our Science Center day, but mommy really can’t walk around the Science Center for 2 hours today like I usually do. We are going to have to skip it today. What? I’m a Mean Mommy? No…I’m just a tired mommy right now. I don’t think I’m mean. Now…go run off and play. Where’s the baby? He was just here a minute ago. Go find him for me — quick– before he gets into something. And would someone please bring me a cracker? Oh quit complaining…this is what I went through to grow you, too…so just be thankful for that! Yep, now I’m getting cranky, you bet. Why? Because no one is listening to me. Just because I’m not standing up but instead laying here helpless on the couch doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still mind me and do what I say. Hey…come back here with that remote! Quick- grab the baby. He ran off with the remote. And who’se getting me a cracker??!! Aren’t there any left? Man, when is daddy coming home…I need help. Is it 3:00 yet? When the big kids get home from school they’ll take you outside. Oh…gosh…what’s that smell? Man, Andrew pooped again. Alex! Alex…come on over here and help me with Andrew. Have you changed a poop before? Come on….it’s not too hard. I just can’t. The smell…it just gets to me today. You won’t do it? Not even for me, your “special mommy”? Okay, never mind. Someone run upstairs and get me a diaper and the wipes, please…. thank you. Okay, Andrew….gosh, go stand over there for a few minutes until I can change you. Here…here’s the remote….go run with it. Go! (why does your sense of smell get so strong during the first trimester? what’s the purpose? and I wonder if I can change a diaper while still laying on the couch? Nope, I’m going to have to sit up. Great. Well…now that I’m up I might as well go check my emails…..)
Anyway, so that’s why today I’m a “mean mommy”. Soon Rich will be home to take over for me. I think he’s home for two days — very cool. I can sleep more and relax more….and he’ll cook the meals. I’m looking forward to these next two days!