Mommy Points

September 28, 2011

in Mommy-ville Detour

I know it may come as a shock to some of you, but there are some days when the Little Man & Miss might not necessarily nominate me for Mommy of the Year.  I mean, I Always feed them.  And I Usually dress them.  And I Do bathe them.  Every night.  Ish.  So its not like they’ll learn the number of child protective services before they learn their own home number.

But there are definitely days when I feel they wouldn’t be entirely unjustified in making a quick trip to the Mommy Market.

Like when I reference very bad B movies from 1994

Like when I decide that today’s educational activities?  Will center around how to clean a toilet.  Without falling in.

Or when I promise the Little Man a ride in the car.  But fail to mention the part where it will be for the entire day.

Or when I, briefly, for just the barest of a second, consider duct taping a dishtowel to their bottoms.  Just until I can get their diapers washed.  And dried.  Mostly.

Moments like these?  Are why, when I do get a win, I don’t cash in my Mommy Points right away.  Sure, they’d probably earn me a 2minute bathroom trip On My OWN.  But then, when I accidentally forget to look for the Little Man during a game of hide and seek, I’d have none left to cash in for the ultimate “I forgive You” hug.  You know the one – where he’s alright, but you’re devastated at what just happened and mentally trying not to cry as you calculate how many more hours of therapy you’re going to have to pay for later on, and he comes up and just melts into your arms, his hot little hand patting Your back as he uses the shoulder of your favorite shirt as a snot rag?  That hug is worth 100 Mommy Points.  At least.

Of course, then there are days like today.

Days when the stars align, the diaper genies smile down upon you, and the world presents you the opportunity for 1MILLION Mommy Points.

Or just one, very very happy Little Man…

 

{ 10 comments }

Marcie November 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Love the dish towel and duck tape idea!! I’ve definitely had those moments of panic when I look at how many diapers I have left for the day and think about what I’ll do if I run out…I think I’ve thought about wrapping his butt in a burp cloth. But I didn’t think about how I’d get it to stay on…duck tape is key! Thanks! ::wink wink::

Megan (Best of Fates) October 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

They always get fed? Then there’s no place for complaints!

( I run a strict, I’m the only member, household.)

Domesticated Gal October 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

THREE times a day! At least! Of course, is that enough for the Little Miss? NOO. She wants to be fed in the middle of the night. Spoiled little 3mo. old…

Eva Gallant September 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Major construction equipment…..every boy’s favorite thing. Impossible for them to take their eyes away from the sight! I just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you find time to do the same.

Domesticated Gal October 1, 2011 at 6:46 am

It is amazing how long it held his attention – thankfully the truck decided to move on before nap time!

NSC September 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

I LOVE how little boys are so excited and entertained by large contruction equipment. Ok, I meant all boys. DH puts on a show, but I swear he is like a two year old when he sees tractors.

Domesticated Gal September 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I do find it slightly suspicious that the Big Man always seems to spot the truck to show Little Man first!

liz September 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

love it! and i think we need an adpi mommy vacation trip. you, me, annie, amy…

Domesticated Gal September 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Hmmm…wonder how many mommy/wife points that would cost me? Totally worth it, though!

Marcie November 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

And Marcie!

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