Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Reflections on Mommy-Hood Part II

- It is either as a result of becoming a mom or possibly even getting older (or both!) but I'm now convinced that 80% of what is on the radio is complete garbage. Last week I added the "soft rock" station to my line up because I couldn't handle the top 40 anymore. Yes, it's a lively mix of 80's hits and seriously every John Mayer song ever written, but I am quite enjoying it. I'm also looking to beef up my iPod so if anyone has suggestions send them to me!

- I feel more and more like there are not enough hours in the day. Between working, driving, cooking, cleaning, etc I feel like the day could be 48 hours long and I'd Still have a to-do list two pages long. My solution this week was to take a cooking hiatus and it's been relaxing to say the least. As I've said before, I really do enjoy cooking. But when I don't get home from work until 6 p.m. and Madelyn goes to bed around 8:30, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour cooking and cleaning when I could be playing with her! So this past weekend I went to Whole Foods and stocked up on frozen pizzas, salad stuff, ready to make ravioli, things that you just have to heat up, and eggs- incase we got really desperate. So far we are still alive and not starving, so I'd say it's going well. I've also started cleaning in small 5 minute spurts when I have the time. This morning I got ready and had 10 minutes to spare before waking little one so I cleaned the toilets and emptied out the garbage cans. Talk about a productive morning...
A few other timesavers I am grateful for- online shopping, drive through ATMs, and breakfasts that you can eat in the car.

- Yes, every mother is 100% convinced that their child is the smartest, cutest, most well-balanced, and yes they truly believe those things are true. I am no exception :) I have no idea what I'll think down the road (WAY down the road) when #2 comes could they every compare?! ;)

- I've Mom-ified my wardrobe. Gone are the old jean skirts that I so effortlessly lived in while in college and party shirts that I'll never have the chance to wear again. In their place are knit dresses and chino skirts. Much more mom-appropriate. Thank you J Crew and Banana Republic for making these things possible.And yes, I still had clothes from college ok. Even though it was 5 years ago it doesn't feel like it. Wait- does this mean I have to get rid of my old sorority t-shirts??

- I used to live in high heels. I practically wore them to the hospital to give birth. But while on maternity leave I got accustomed to my J Crew flip flops and now I'm having such a hard time going back!! I wear heels at work because I just don't feel like people take me as seriously in flats, but as soon as I get home they are off off off. Why can't someone invent a truly flip-flip comfortable heel? Is that too much to ask?

- I wish there were drive through grocery stores. It seems to silly to park and go in when you only need three things. There has to be a way to streamline this system.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Well, she is the smartest, cutest, most well balanced, etc. etc. etc. :) You're not alone in that thought. Molson was pretty smitten with her, too.

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