In the land of Monkey’s Mama part deux

Being a stay at home Mom is a privilege.  One that I love the opportunity of having.  It is my favorite job and I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world.  But it is still a JOB.  Anyone who doesn’t agree with me can meet me at the flagpole after school!!

There are days when I feel like my job duties are monotonous and draining.  And then I have the dreaded “I don’t wanna” feeling.  All Mom’s do, right?


Well it has been raining non-stop for like 1290387412398412390 days and as I have expressed before, I *NEED* sunshine for my sanity.  When the weather gets like this I tend to start falling off in the chore department.  Laundry, house cleaning and even grocery shopping.

When I was single, I loved how on those days when I didn’t feel like grocery shopping, I could hop into my car, in my pajamas at whatever time I felt the urge, take a measly 3 bucks and get a fairly yummy dinner from my nearest fast food dump restaurant.  Then even better, no cooking and no dishes!!  Not really beneficial for my waistline but hey, what’s my waistline ever REALLY done for me?

Last week, I had to really start getting creative when it came to meals and snacks.  I have the basics to keep us going.  But I am usually so OCD that I have a list on the fridge of the meals I am going to make for the week.  Seriously.  It says on the top in bold script Meals by Mommy. 🙂


That is how I *usually* roll.  But then the rain hits me and all I care about is laying around, reading books to Jimmy, pretending my jammies are every day clothes, and letting the minutes slowly tick by during the day.

Then every day I glance at the clock around five o’clock and go “OH SHIT! What am I going to make for dinner?!?!”  And then proceed to run around the kitchen like a nut trying to find something suitable to feed us all.  The benefit to this is that I have created some really great meals with this tactic.  Meals that Hubby has asked me to repeat.

I am starting to ramble?  Oh.  Sorry.  Here is my actual point.  YES I did have one.

All of this made me start thinking of the little things that I miss.  None of which are missed enough to give up this rockin’ Mommy job of course, but they are things that I miss.  So I am going to share some of them with you.

I miss:

  • Sleeping in (or the possibility of EVER sleeping in again)
  • Pooping alone (they should tell kids in high school about this one! That would help eliminate a LOT of teen pregnancy, don’t you think? Lol)  Although when you have the toddler and both dogs in there, you can pretend it’s a party.  How fun, right? *eyeroll*
  • Playing loud music in the car and SINGING out loud!  (and Monkey loves my singing! *sigh*)
  • Sex anywhere in the house we want, whenever we want.  (I suppose there are always naps! LOL)
  • Talking on the phone (which is the exact point in my sons head that he feels he needs to be the absolute LOUDEST he can possibly be… EVER!)
  • Sunday lazy movies days spent all day on the couch in our jammies  (now if we try to watch any movie that doesn’t have Baby PainInTheAssCauseItsAllWeEverGetToWatch Einstein on the cover, Monkey screams and hits the TV, which makes movie watching less than pleasurable)
  • Reading a book (I never thought I would have to give this up *sigh*)
  • Going out to see a movie (in a THEATER!) anytime I want.
  • Basically just having any privacy

I would love for everyone to share something they miss after becoming a Mommy.  And if you are not a Mommy, what is something you miss from… ummm… drawing a blank here… ummm…. You decide.  Kay?

Oh and thank BOB for the sun finally coming out this weekend!!  I feel much better!!  (Aside from the first trimester exhaustion, of course.)


Got the grocery shopping done.  Got the house cleaned… err… well sort of.  Things are sort of getting back to normal around these parts.  Mommy’s gloom is clearing. 🙂

Now today we have the ultrasound at 10:15 to check on the pregnancy.  That in and of itself is going to give me a heart attack.  Pray for me.  Please!  🙂



20 Responses to “In the land of Monkey’s Mama part deux”

  1. September 21, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I miss all those things too but I especially miss silence and solitude. Oh, and pooping alone. My kids are teens and I still don’t get to do that cuz they invariably need something from the bathroom right at that exact second. *sigh*

    Great list!

  2. September 21, 2009 at 7:54 am

    You are too funny girl! Love that *meet ya at the flag pole line! 🙂

    I will be TOTALLY praying for you!

    Many blessings-

  3. September 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    good luck at the ultrasound today!

    I don’t know what the hell I use to do with all my time when I was single/childless.

  4. September 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I hope the ultrasound went well… ;o)

  5. September 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Hope all went well with the ultrasound. And my son is 13 and sometimes I still don’t get to poop alone – darn husband with the barging in the bathroom!!!!!

  6. September 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Dude, I also need sunshine for my sanity. Sunshine and zoloft, to be exact.

  7. September 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    You are so funny! I miss a lot of the same things you do. I really miss Sunday naps. oh those long sleep all day if I want to NAPS! I never get those any more. I actually miss being identified by my own accomplishments. Now I am so and so’s wife or so and so’s mom. Geez whatever happened to my identity!! Love ya babe!

  8. September 22, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Green, yellow, red, orange bell peppers
    white onion
    jalepano (or less spicy pepper)
    fresh lime juice
    salt and pepper
    If you want to make it really yummy put all the veggies on the grill and cook them over low heat until they are yummy and smoky. Then grind everything up in the food processor and enjoy!!
    I didn’t cook it before I bottled which I will probably regret but whatever. Atleast I did it. LOL

  9. 19 olivejude
    September 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I was in search of ocd. And found a stay at home mom too!! Great blog!
    And mine would be, still having bagles when I finally get to them…

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Hi, my name is Cass. I am married to an amazing man who loves me unconditionally. I’m a stay at home mom to a rockin’ 2 year old boy who I call Monkey. I have an 12 year old step-daughter who lives in another state. We miss her daily. We also have two fur babies, Daisy and Jazz, who keep us on our toes. They are awesome!

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