I was completely drawn in to this week’s Blog Friend Feature from my very first visit to her blog. Because in each of her posts, you really see her heart: the struggles she has gone through and the joy that she manages to find in the every day. She’s a total sweetheart and today, you get to see a lighter side of her.
Meet Jessica from Four Plus an Angel:
This happens to be the end of Spring Break week for us, thank goodness. The joys of balancing the interests of a teenager with the needs of toddlers, is making my eyes cross.
In honor of this week coming to an end and being Shell’s BFF, I am going to go against my usual, “appreciate the little things” attitude to share the following list:
The Little Things that I Do Not Appreciate Since Having Children
1. My butt- The only reason my behind falls into the “little things” category is because it has completely disappeared. What used to be perky and hold up my back pockets now requires more working out than I care to do to lift up.
2. Sick days- The amount of sick days a mom gets is so small that there are actually none. I don’t remember this being explained after the “if you see two pink lines…” directions on any pregnancy test.
3. Tiny print- I now can’t see. I used to have great vision but now, as soon as the font is under 14 I have to go get my glasses or at least scrunch up my face and lean my head way back in order to read, creating more wrinkles than I am already sprouting.
4. My boobs- Similar to number one, after being pregnant or breastfeeding for four years straight I was under the illusion that my boobs may stay the size of my youngest son’s head but sadly, that was not the case.
5. Three year-old bladders- Actually I’m not sure it is that their bladders are small or that they just have no desire to get to the bathroom as many times a day as necessary to empty them. Either way, cleaning up pee all day was not in my magical stay-at-home-mom vision.
6. Sleep- There was a time when I worried whether or not I had gotten eight hours of sleep a night. Now I worry if I have run out of my concealer that could cover up a tattoo because the bags under my eyes could attract a raccoon.
7. Shower time- I really think I could win some type of Olympic medal for the speed at which I can shower. Do you know how many bathroom cupboards can be emptied and how many rolls of toilet paper unrolled during a 10 minute shower?
8. Crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk- If you can draw with it, my children treat it as a concealed weapon, pulling it out only when I am otherwise occupied, to decorate my walls with self-portraits.
9. Anything small enough to fit in a toilet- If it is little enough to fit in the bowl my children have already tried it and I have either already fished it out or called my husband in amazement to let him know that, in fact, our toilet did have the power to suck it down.
10. My paycheck- I don’t get one so $0 is fairly small. Actually I take that back, I am paid with kisses and hugs and a million memories of my children growing up that I wouldn’t trade for all the big things in the world.
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