Who’s Your Boss?

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Because my gal pal Angela’s guest post was so well received, I’ve asked another friend to hit me with her good stuff. And she came through! But before I introduce her, I have an answer to the “whats’ up with Anne Hathaway” question. Angela is on board for another post, and next time she promised to share the sordid details of her obsession:

Q: May I just ask – why Anne Hathaway’s mum? Is she as hot as her daughter, or does she have some disease that’s of interest?

A: I’m a wikipedia-holic.  So, if I remember correctly, I fell hopelessly in love with Anne (yep.  we’re on a first name basis, obvs).  I wikipediaed her so that I would know what to talk about later when, inevitably, we have a chance encounter at some as-yet-to-be-determined place for no good reason.  The article said that her mom was an actress, so I Googled her to see what she looked like (always good to know what you’re getting into as they age, you know).  So there you have it.  One more reason to doubt my sanity, priorities and time management.

Now, you may remember me talking about Amanda from Questionable Choices in Parenting before; she’s not only a fellow blogger and my co-worker, but she’s also a pretty awesome friend. Our conversation topics know no limits, and lately we’ve been chatting about the Should We Have a Third Baby thing…

Well hello there!

I am super excited to be a guest blogger for my dear friend Stephanie because not only do I adore her, not only does she make me LOL every day, but she is also a great friend. If she hasn’t heard from me in a few days, she checks in to make sure I haven’t run away with the circus, sold my kids on Craigslist, or put my Hubby on the curb with a sign that says “Free to good home.”

So here is a little of my crazy. I hope you like it!

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Imagine waking up from a long slumber only to roll over and see your boss standing next to your bed barking out orders. That would be a nightmare, right? My husband can wake up, shower, and have a cup of coffee before he heads out the door to start his daily commute to work. I, on the other hand, have two screaming, demanding bosses that wake up shooting off exactly what they need from the minute I open my eyes. One boss is confined by her crib, but she still makes sure her demands are heard through the baby monitor “MAMMAAAAAAAAA”. The other boss creeps into my room every morning and stares at me until I wake up and hand over chocolate milk, the iPad, or turn on Doc McSuffins.  While my early rising bosses put a damper on my beauty sleep, I love my job….most days

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When you are a mom, you get really good at juggling a lot; however, every now and then we all slip up. All of the balls that we have up in the air start to slide and move out of place until we drop everything. When that happens to me, it ain’t pretty. There are tears, tantrums and I usually eat half a jar of peanut butter. The other day I had a mini-breakdown and I really couldn’t tell you what the straw was that broke the camel’s back: non-nappers, no one eating dinner, temper tantrums, I ran out of wine? In order to cope, I forced both kids to sit next to me on the couch and watch Oprah interview Lance Armstrong for two hours. I think they sensed that mommy was about to lose her shit and they took pity on me and simply ate popcorn and kept their hands and feet to themselves (as much as possible).

Hubby had already been forewarned that I was a hot mess and he came home bearing sushi and a shoulder to cry on. I sobbed into my sushi that it was all too much: being a mom, having our house on the market, teaching online classes, and trying to maintain daily life was all too much. TOO MUCH! I have a flair for the dramatics, in case you can’t tell.

Because men are different than women and usually pretty clueless about what we really need, my sweet Hubby saw that I was having a meltdown and wanted to help by giving me a solution. Men are solution based. They see a woman in distress and they want to fix our problem and save the day. Women, on the other hand, are not looking for a solution. We want to vent, cry, dust ourselves off, drink some wine, eat some chocolate, and move on with our day.  Problems arise when we hear a solution that we really don’t want. Like this one:

Hubby: You know, you have been having really stressful days lately and we keep talking about having another baby.

Me: Yeah……

Hubby: Maybe we shouldn’t have another baby if this all “too much” (Do you see what he is doing? He is using my own words against me…creep).

Me: WHAT!!! What are you talking about? Forget you. I will have seven more kids! I can handle this! I’ve got this covered. (Then I stormed out of the room and slammed the door for extra effect)

The poor guy didn’t have a chance with me and my crazy rationalizations, but it really got me thinking about having another baby. Are we ready? Can I handle another baby? Will I be a good mom to three?

When the dust settled and a new day started with my bosses demanding that I get up and at ‘em, I was able to reflect a little on one bad day and how I see our family in the future.

Love is multiplied and not divided. Will things be insane around here, yes. Will I get a break any time soon, no. Will I be able to run up the stairs without peeing myself ever again, probably not. Do I want another baby, you betcha!

If you love Amanda as I do, let her know!

Here’s her blog: Questionable Choices in Parenting

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Comments

  1. Penny Roach says:

    Stephanie,

    I’m SO glad you’re co-hosting this. Not real familiar with the blog-hops but I’m excited to get started. Here’s hoping you have a FABULOUS day!!

    Penny at Green Moms and Kids

    • Penny, I wasn’t too familiar with hops until the wonderful ladies at More Than Mommies helped me! You’ve picked a good one! Welcome :)

  2. Christine at More Than Mommies says:

    I’m staring at the “344 Spam Comments Blocked so far” message. Man, those spammers are relentless!

    Anyway, thank you for hosting with us, yet again, and giving us a closer look at QuestionableCIP (which sounds like a cool rap name BTdubs).

    Have a wonderful weekend, neighbor!

    • A few minutes after you commented about the 344 spam comments, one actually made it through and “commented” on my Grandma post! HA!

      Thank YOU for having me as a co-host again! Happy Friday!

  3. Aww, I’m sorry to hear you had a bad day, it happens to all of us though, even the kiddos. ;)

    Hope you’re feeling happy today. I’m visiting from Harvest of Friends.

  4. Glad to cohost with you today in the More than Mommies mixer! Looking forward to reading more!

    Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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