Thursday, September 12, 2013


I just said the following to my 2-year-old: "Bring me my wallet and I'll give you some money."

Yeah. She is pretending to go to Target to buy ice cream and popsicles, and she is short on cash. I know she doesn't really understand the concept of money, but I guess she knows she needs it at Target. Why I offered to give her money is another question. My brain is mush.

Yesterday I found myself cleaning, and really just stressing out about the dust behind the radiators. BEHIND THE RADIATORS. Finally, I came back down to earth and realized that if anyone is actually looking behind my radiators they have a problem. I really am worried about the cleanliness of my house, though. I feel like I have all sorts of cleaning to do, but I don't have the energy to do it. Someone please tell me it is okay to have a messy house. I think part of the problem is that since I am a stay at home mom, I feel like my house should be perfect at all times. I can't seem to manage it, though.

Maybe I am nesting. I am 37 weeks pregnant, after all. Full term. I still haven't packed my hospital bag, though, and I don't want to. I don't know why, but the thought of doing so just seems like too much work. What is the weather going to be like? 90? 60? Who knows. I can't handle it. I think I'll just wait until I am in labor to pack. I don't even remember what I brought last time. I don't think I used most of it, whatever it was. All I remember is staring at Clare for hours and hours.

Okay, I should go. Clare just got done ripping the dollar bill I gave her in half, and is now eating chapstick. Oh yeah, I am going to do great with two kids! I need a drink, but maybe I'll just settle for a popsicle. Good thing Clare bought some.


  1. This was one of your funniest posts yet!!! (Is "funniest" a word? "most funny?") HIGHLY ENTERTAINING!

    A. Yes, messy house is ok. You'll eventually get used to the dust behind the radiator, and only you will ever even notice it.

    B. All you need is some clean underwear, an outfit to wear home, a pair of fuzzy socks or slippers, and some chapstick. (Preferably a stick that hasn't been chewed by a toddler. But hey! Chapstick is better than butter, right?!)

    C. Oh, Target. What would we do without you??

    D. I will have a beer with you in a few weeks. Actually, I'll hold your newborn and you can hold the beer bottle. The FINAL COUNTDOWN IS ON!!

    E. You will do great with two kids. ;)

  2. In life it's really, really hard to do everything, let alone do everything well. So, what goes? For me it's cleaning (and exercise). Yesterday I managed to vacuum three rugs for the first time in maybe 6 weeks? And that felt good. Otherwise, my floor is hairy/dusty/crumby 24-7. It drives me insane, but I also know that when I do have time to clean, I'd rather watch TV. Something's gotta give - and the kiddos and food and jobs/money are more important than dust. :)

    It's going to be crazy - THREE WEEKS OMG - but you're going to Rock It.