Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mommy Sleep

If you are a professional mommy, you will know what I am talking about. If you are a soon to be mommy, get ready for this!

Before kids, I could never fall asleep anywhere except in my own bed. Now that I have a few kids, I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. It's not any ordinary sleep though. It's mommy sleep. It's the kind of sleep where you are asleep but you can still tell exactly who is where and what they are doing.

It completely freaks my daughter (4) out. She will sit and watch her shows while mommy naps on the couch, eyeing me to make sure I'm asleep. After she thinks it's safe I hear her creep to the pantry and grab a juicebox. That sound and action are ok with me so I remain asleep. Once I hear the slurping that means she's hit the bottom of the box, I immediately jump awake and tell her to throw the juicebox away. You should see the face I get. Pure astonishment and surprise. It's great!

I can even referee fights while asleep. I was sitting on the couch and something about Noggin makes me feel sleepy. That and the fact I was up most of the night patting bottoms and cleaning sheets. Anyway, I heard my son start to cry and of course that will wake you up. I immediately sent my daughter to time out because she had pushed him. She asked me how I knew and I told her I heard her do it. Again, I saw the look of amazement and a little glimmer of admiration for my sleeping skills.

It's great to be a mommy!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Super Mom Power

I had this strange idea the other day while scrambling for a wipe. My son was about to touch my jeans with melted chocolate all over his hands. I couldn't get to my wipes fast enough. I was digging through the diaper bag, getting out my wipe case, opening it, struggling to free one wipe while simultaneously keeping an eye on the chocolate covered hand.
The thought hit me... wouldn't it be cool to have wipes shoot out of your wrists like Spiderman? Now there's a power I could use! Spaghetti on your face? Whoosh... here's a wipe! Snotty nose? SWISH SWISH... go ahead and blow!
I couldn't stop there. I had to keep imagining. I thought it would be REALLY cool if one wrist shot out wipes while the other wrist gave you Clorox Disinfectant Wipes! Haha! Chocolate milk on the counter? Swoosh... all clean. Another juice box squeezed too hard? No problem - WipeeMom to the Rescue!
Leave a comment and let me know your Super Mom Power?