October 29, 2008

I need Superpowers

When I was a kid... okay, maybe as a teenager too... alright fine! Right up until I had kids, I use to picture myself as the coolest mom in the world. You know, the kind that would never get angry, spend all day playing with them, and somehow manage to keep the house clean and cook great meals?
I also thought I would be the perfect wife. Never really get upset at her husband, no matter what he did, and would be so great that her husband would just worship the ground she walked on.
Well, this blog is a testament to how I am none of the above.
Why is it you can recover just fine from a night hanging out with friends as a teenager, yet, if you are up for just a couple hours with kids in the middle of the night the next day you're a zombie? I mean, come on! Shouldn't moms be entitled to superpowers or something?
By the time I get the kids dressed and fed in the morning I'm ready to go back to bed!
And meals, hahahaha! No seriously, what are those? Will someone please tell me why we can't just live on frozen pizza?
Wait, wait, you mean I'm actually suppose to be able to see my carpet?
Iron clothes? Oh, an iron... yes, I recall using those once!
You mean emptying the vacuum bag once a week isn't normal?
And I suppose you're going to tell me that clothes without snot is the norm as well?
Okay, I would make a crack or two at showers and make-up, but I confess, without a hot shower and a little powder on my nose, you would never see a smile on this face. Those are essential to my personal sanity.
The other day I was talking to a couple friends and they were telling stories about how their husbands would pour a cup of cold water on them as soon as they were done showering. I'm sorry, but if Luke ever did that, I would kill him. No really, R.I.P! Don't mess with my hot showers... seriously.
So, I'm not the person I thought I would turn out to be. But one look at my little family, and I just love the way things are. Well, minus the dirty dishes, and the stinky diapers. And maybe the stretch marks.

Two of my kids with a little gangster eating pretzels in the hallway.

I wonder why tortillas are so fascinating to kids?

5 super cool people speak:

Kelly said...

I can't believe how big they are all getting! And what fun Halloween costumes.

Heidi said...

Oh no, we can't both be having "I'm not ____" at the same time! Did I pass that on!? :-) Seriously, I think you are amazing and are very much an inspiration to me--dirty dishes and all! Your patience and perspectives help me with my own.

Brittney said...

Superpowers would be nice.. I get frustrated at what I can't seem to get motivation to do without kids. I can't imagine how bad it will be with kids. But.. life moves on :)

Serene Designs said...

Ah, thanks Heidi!

Yes Brittany, and sometimes it moves on a little too quickly!

Garvin Smith said...

Just before your Mom and I were married we had occasion to visit some member's home in Sacramento. There were six little kids running around, toys strewn from one room to another, laundry piles, clothes scattered, etc. etc. etc. - you get the picture. In fact you have lived the picture! As we left the home I said to Deb with the appropriate level of disgust and abhorance, "Our house will NEVER look like that!"
Mortals should not use the word "never"!

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