I think that every parent has had that moment.
The realization that something is different.
The realization that something isn’t quite right.
What is it?
Then it hits me.
As I sit here, eating the half-eaten chicken nugget from my kid’s happy meal, it smacks me right in the face.
What am I doing?
Why am I eating other people’s half-eaten food?
This is kind of gross.
Where is my lunch?
Why didn’t I make myself lunch?
*munch munch munch*
This is something that I would never do, if it wasn’t for my kids!
Then I start thinking about more things.
Habits that I’ve picked up.
Actions that I have made.
Here is what I have come up with.
1. Eating the left-over food off of another person’s plate.
Could you imagine? Sitting in a restaurant with a friend. You don’t order anything but, you watch them eat and hand them a napkin. Then, they push their plate away and before the waitress can take it, you start munching on the food from their plate.
I know this sounds ridiculous but, I do this all the time. I make my kids a delicious, well balanced and tasty lunch. I serve them, watch them eat and then, it happens. I start to clean up and that half-eaten chicken nugget comes into play. That seemingly untouched piece of string cheese. Yup, this becomes my lunch.
Because I neglected to make myself food.
2. Rocking out to kid’s music in the car.
Yup, that’s me.
Bobbin’ my head.
Throwin’ up the “Hey, Ho” hands.
You know what’s on my radio.
“It’s time for your check-up! Time for your check-up!
I’m gonna check your eyes, check your ears…..”
You know, the jams!
Oh, they aren’t in the car.
3. Offering adults wipes and hand-sanitizer at non-kid functions.
Walking into a cafe or bar.
Looking at the table and being like, “I got this!”.
Look at me.
Killin’ germs and shit!
Before I had kids, I would have sat right down and probably ate whatever fell on the table.
4. Buying the Bulk container of Cheese Balls at the store, opening them and feeding them to my kid while shopping!
Oh, I’m sorry. Did you step on the stray cheese ball that my kid dropped in the bread aisle?
Yup, that was my bad.
Would you rather hear my kid scream for an hour while I finish shopping or would you rather brush your shoe off and move on.
Thought so, thanks!
5. Write a blog about my kids, myself and my parenting style.
Never saw this one coming.
Never saw my kids coming.
In all seriousness, I never thought I was going to be a mom. I didn’t think I was cut out for it.
I don’t think anyone thought I was cut out for it.
Except, maybe, my husband who decided to procreate with me.
Hahahahaha, what was he thinking?!
I am proud to be a mom blogger because it means that I have one of the most important jobs in the world. I’m a mom.
What have you done that you would have NEVER done before you had kids?