10 Things Moms Wish They Could Do More Of
10 Things Moms Wish They Could Do More Of
My little loves are 4 years, 11 months, 2 weeks & 6 days old.
**The humorous side of things **
#1- Travel more
Without ‘are we there yets’, 25 rest stop breaks, stopping at Chuck E. Cheese and heading towards Sesame Place instead of Europe or the Caribbean.
#2- Go out alone
No whining kids in shopping carts, no clean ups in aisle 12, no ‘I WANT THIS OR I’M GOING TO KEEP ON SCREAMING! WAHHHHH!’ I wonder if the silence would cause me to start hearing voices at this point :lol:?
#3- Drink! Need I say more?
The days until bedtime are insanely taxing. Where’s a nice Margarita by day or Merlot by night when you need one to de-stress? I don’t call it drinking as much as I call it ‘Mommy’s liquid therapy.’ Have 2 glasses and call your sanity in the morning.
#4- Read more
You can’t read a damn word of anything and concentrate through tantrums and little gum flapping mouths that never seem to stop. Lord knows I can’t write a sentence without ‘mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy’, hence I gave up a long time ago. I haven’t read a book outside of Dr. Suess in since um, I can’t even remember. I sure would love to read 50 Shades of Grey. I’m so out of the loop (better just see the movie now, if I can even do that) which brings me to number 5…
#5- Watch something outside of Nick Jr. & the Disney Channel
Twilight? The Walking Dead? What is that? People ask me, and I have no clue! I don’t get to watch a dang thing without it being a cartoon or tweeny bopper show. Shows I have been forced to get into but those cartoons.. I just want to hang myself some days. I have to DVR a show if I want to see it, but I am totally out of the loop on everything. New TV series’ I know nothing about, but everybody else seemingly does. I haven’t followed shows like CSI since 2009. Is Sarah still in it? I’m just not on planet earth with the rest of the folk. I’m stationed on mommy island. It’d be nice to go for a dip in the water for just a few moments. I’m not looking to swim to shore or anything.
#6- Take a long bath. One with bubbles preferably. You know, like the ones in the commercials.
You know, bubbles that are not being thrown on you by kids in the tub. Candles, maybe some wine. Ahhhh… I’m really dreaming now, hey? I’m sick of fast showers because someone needs to get in to use the toilet, or because I’m afraid my hubby is falling asleep at the wheel while watching the tykes. You let them in and God forbid if they open that curtain up. ”Ewe mommy gross.’ Honey, if you think this is gross check back in 20 years, ha, ha. It’s just that nobody has to use the bathroom when you go in and have asked them, but 5 minutes later everybody does! (Is that only happening here? Please do tell.)
#7- Get out more with our partners
Once in a blue moon is never enough. Sometimes you can get so caught up in diapers and problem solving you forget your own spouse’s name. (Maybe even your own at times.) You need time to talk, time to focus on your relationship, time to remember your relationship prior to children and reconnect. It’s very easy to become unraveled and unnerved with one another when you don’t get time to talk openly about something other than parenting. You know, talking to one another without spelling out words and using hand gestures to make adult talk ‘kid-friendly’. (Kid-hidden I really mean.) That doesn’t last forever either.
#8- Do more for ourselves
Buy something for mom (YES YOU) for a change. (You remember those days don’t you?) A new dress, a new top, some jeans that actually show off curves, not those old farty mommy jeans and sweats you have lived in forever. Maybe a nice red hot tube of lipstick to show off your sexy side. We are so used to living in the baby and children’s clothing section of the store, with no money or time left for ourselves to indulge a little. I think we are well over-due ladies. Forget the toy store for once. If I wanted a toy, and the sky was the limit, I’d say my purchase would be a red Mercedes convertible. That is my dream car, not this ‘ol minivan I am driving around town in. But alas, I’m short about $60,000 (darn it!) I might be one super cool granny one day. (A long, long, long time from now.) My Paula Young wig might fly off by then 😆 .
#9- Be more impulsive again
Remember before kids when you could just come and go and do as you please at any given time? I have no regrets with my kids. They are my entire life! But do I secretly wish I could go run off to Vegas with my husband for a week? Or maybe hop in the car, drive down to the docks and take a romantic dinner cruise on a moment’s notice? Heck yeah!
#10- Have more sex
(Better & longer sex to!)
Scheduled sex can easily become boring sex. Remember sex on the kitchen table or on the living room floor? You cannot do those things anymore. I don’t even say this because I believe that it’s not ‘mom-like’. I like to get a little freaky myself. (My mini-van has doubled as a hotel room many times before 😆 .) However, it surely is not kosher AT ALL to get crazy outside of the bedroom with your kids in the darned house, unless they are sleeping, tiny infants. Beyond that, you don’t really get to get wild and crazy whenever you want to.
You have to hush your moans, be less erotic, pre-lovin’ most often gets axed. You have to master the art of ‘the quickie’, which when most men master that they rarely go back to the days of foreplay, or whatever that was.. remember 😆 ?. That’s a shame. (Dads may appear to want this more than you do mama. When you do get the time insist on it for yourself to. It goes both ways. AMEN!)
Those are my 10 things I THINK (and personally know) I would like to do more of. What about you? Have a new one? Let me know!
OH, sleep more! That should be on there, but give me some more suggestions, and I will make a part 2 of this post!
**PS– Motherhood is an amazing, wonderful thing or we wouldn’t keep on doing it, right? But an easy job it is not, so I just thought I’d share a bit of motherly humor, if you will, today.**