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The 7 minute circuit

You know what I’m talking about- The circuit between your childs bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom…
The circuit that starts with putting your little down for a nap.
Hesitate by the bedroom door, praying you don’t hear any sounds that would indicate that the beast has woken in your absence.
Rush down stairs, dreaming of peeing alone and maybe making a sandwich
Pass through laundry room on the way to the kitchen. Stop and switch the clothes in the washer to the dryer, throw in new clothes.
Arrive in kitchen, become disgusted with your husband because his morning dishes are still in the sink.
Open dishwasher to put in dirty dishes, realize that Child #1 did not do her chore last night and the clean dishes are still in there.
Remove clean dishes and put them away, insert dirty dishes.
Washer starts making that horrible noise again so you give it a good thud to wack it into rotation.
Congratulate yourself on being so handy, realize you still have to pee.
Head to bathroom, trip over the cat, land on lego, curse your life.
While in the bathroom, when you should be enjoying your only personal time for the day, you make a to do list for the afternoon.
Finish in bathroom, head back to kitchen. Forget why you came into this room- Oh yeah…
Open fridge, remove coffee creamer for a new cup of coffee..
What are we having for dinner?
Remove chicken breast, place in bowl, pour in assorted dressings and marinades, place back in refrigerator.
Little is stirring on the monitor, creep back up stairs to wait outside the door.
Realize you never made a sandwich…

How many times a  day? It should be an Olympic sport.

*I wrote this post instead of making a sandwich… SMH

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There are so many new faces around! Welcome to everyone!
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January 15, 2014 · 2:36 pm

21 Clear Signs You’re a Mom

 

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1. Instead of running from projectile vomit, you run towards it.

2. You do more in seven minutes than most people do all day.

3. Happy hour has become the 60 minutes between your kids going to bed and you going to bed.

4. A glass of wine counts as a serving of fruit.

5. You have mini-therapy sessions all day long with anyone who will listen.

6. Going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation.

7. You think of physical pain on three levels: pain, excruciating pain and stepping on a Lego.

8. You have the ability to hear a sneeze through closed doors in the middle of the night, two bedrooms away, while your husband snores next to you.

9. You’d rather have a 103 degree fever than watch one of your kids suffer with it.

10. A 15-minute shower with the door locked feels like a day at the spa.

11. Peeing with an audience is part of the daily routine.

12. You use baby wipes to clean up random spills and the dash of your car.

13. You lock yourself in the bathroom and pretend to have diarrhea just to get a break.

14. You love Moms’ Night Out and Date Night with the Hubs.

15. You have a secret chocolate stash because frankly, you’re sick of sharing.

16. You’ve been washing the same load of laundry for three days because you forgot to dry it.

17. You realize you’ve been watching Nick Jr. alone, even though your kids have been in bed for over 30 minutes.

18. You can cook dinner, breastfeed, talk on the phone and yell at the kids, all without breaking stride or missing any of the TV show you are watching.

19. You get more excited about the Mini Boden Catalogue than J Crew’s.

20. You decide to stick with your car for the next decade because a) you can’t afford to switch and b) you haven’t found a car wash that knows how to get all the milk stains and glitter removed.

21. By the end of the day, brushing your teeth feels like a huge accomplishment.

(Taken from the Huffingtonpost.com)

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My child is Pho-to-gen-ic

Day #8- A picture that makes you laugh

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January 13, 2014 · 5:04 pm

Liquid Gold

Day #7- A picture of your most treasured possession-

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Yep, that’s Breast Milk. Mothers best.
Why is it my most treasured posession? Because I have worked damn hard to be able to provide enough of it for my baby.  I had trouble breastfeeding K so being able to do it with Sy is so amazing for me.

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January 13, 2014 · 4:56 pm

An Extremely Easy Recipe

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Every family has their own recipe for Beef Stroganoff. This is mine.
We have this about every other week. I usually try to space things out a bit more than that but the first time I made this The Hub put his foot down and demanded that we have this weekly. We compromised with every other. This is the one of the few recipes that Special K cleans her plate and asks for seconds on.

Beef Stroganoff 

1lb of Ground Beef- I use 93/7% but you can use what you want. You can also sub Turkey or Stew Beef.
1 Medium Onion, sliced and diced
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Packet of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
1 Medium Size Daisy Sour Cream
1 Tbs Flour
1 Tbs Lawrys Season Salt
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Milk

Start by browning your meat in a large skillet. Once it’s done, drain it.
While your meat is draining, throw the onion in the Skillet. Stir them around with the Garlic Powder and let them caramelize*
While the onions are cooking and your beef is draining, mix the Soup Mix and Flour with 1 cup of water

Mix all the goodness together and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. The liquid will cook down a bit during this process.
Add your sour cream and give it a good stir. Add some salt to taste.

All Done!

I serve my Stroganoff over Egg Noodles and garnish with Parmesan Cheese.

Of course, you have to have your veggies with every meal and I am a firm believer that the only veg that should ever be served with Stroganoff is Green Beans.

“Beans, Beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot, the more you toot, the better you feel so let’s have beans for every meal! ”  K can’t resist singing the song.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Sadly, that is not my pic up there. We ate all of it before I had the presence of mind to take a pic. It was so good.

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The First to Fall…

Special K lost her first tooth yesterday.

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Yeah, I know that I am supposed to be happy about this. I know that I am supposed to be thrilled that my little girl is growing up but damn it I’m NOT! I’m not ready for her to be all grown up. My heart is still stuck on the days when Hub and I were so happy about that same tooth popping its shiny white head through her gum line. Now, those baby grins with two teeth are being replaced by toothless grins with holes where my heart should be.

I feel like this marks the end of a cycle for her, the loss of the last of the baby in her. No more, “Mommy Please”, just lots of “I got it” and “I can do it myself”. Pretty soon, she won’t need us at all.

She starts school in the fall. We registered her yesterday. (It was a pretty big day for her)

Everyone says that by the time your kids start school you will be so ready for them to go it’s not funny. That may be the case for Hub (since he has been the stay at home parent) but for me, it’s something different. I have been the working parent for her entire life. I have already missed so much and now she is moving into the care of yet another adult. I know that she will have loads of fun, make lots of new friends, yadda, yadda, yadda.. but I want my baby to stay home. I don’t want her to grow up so fast.

All that being said, I know that there is nothing that I can do to slow down time. I can’t put a brick on her head and stop her from growing. My head accepts that but my heart wants to bury my nose in her head and snuggle her close.

Instead, I sprayed a dollar with glitter and played tooth fairy.

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June 28, 2012 · 6:32 pm