Let's get real for a minute. Actually let's always be real on this blog. I have nothing to hide from you fabulous mommas. You are the people in this world that get me - you get my tired, frazzled, hungry even though I just ate, forgot to brush my teeth for the second day in a row, me! That's why I love you guys. You guys get that I am just like you and trying my hardest to get everything done on my list. You get that I am not perfect and make lots of mistakes. You get that I don't have a clue the difference between the words 'then' and 'than' [thanks Mary for setting the record straight, you will definitely have to do it again for me next week] because you get that my memory gets erased every night by some weird alien brain washing ship that passes over my house and I don't remember anything from the pervious day or week or even month.
Life is real. These are the things that we would end up discussing over our 5th cup of coffee as we let our kiddos run amuck at the park or coffee shop as other moms gave us 'that look'. Things that you should never do because I already learned from them the hard way for you -
- Do not under any circumstances leave a poopy diaper in your car overnight. It doesn't matter that you meant to toss it in the trash as you unloaded your toddler, infant car seat, 5 layers of warm clothing that you did not need, tote bag of snacks including many items that are half chewed on and then spit out, diaper bag and 2 coffee cups. This diaper stowaway will stink up your car and it will not even feel sorry about it. The smell will linger for days and even after several rounds of fabreeze, you car will never be the same.
- Make sure to actually start the wash cycle of your washing machine. Put soap in, shut the door and push the darn START button. And then be sure to check that your clothes are actually wet before you move them into the dryer. Then pretty please make sure you look at them before you wear them again to check that they don't have a thick layer of crusted on banana-glue on the sleeve as you sit there at a breakfast with friends. It might get weird if they didn't have kids themselves.
- You might want to limit the amount of flax seeds you put in your smoothies. Flax seeds are good. Too many flax seeds are not. I had a very l-o-n-g walk home from the park the other day where I was stuck with both kids in a double stroller and I was in serious need of a bathroom. Any bathroom would have worked. It was not the moment to be picky. I would have even settled for a port-a-potty or a nasty gas station bathroom where the toilet tank lid is missing and there is a weird sticky mess on the floor. Anything. I had to go. Bad. And I am not talking about #1 here.
So there you have it. My life as of lately. Now it's time for us to skip our 6th cup of coffee and go straight for a bottle of wine. You with me here?
- 2 organic Pears
- 1/4 cup dry Old-Fashioned Oats
- 3 Dates
- 1/4 tsp Cloves
- 1 cup Water