I really can’t even pee in peace.


As a mother of two children younger than two, I find that many days I can’t even pee in peace. (In fact, sometimes I end up holding it far too long for the right moment when my 22-month-old daughter, Eliza, won’t try to shove something into my 6-month-old son, Zach’s mouth; I am convinced I will be in Depends in my 50s, and I will blame it on my children. But I digress … )

This blog is going to be about sharing successes, failures, and tips – from me to you and you to me. I know I am not the only at-home mother living in madness on this block. Before I became a mom, and then one who quit her job to stay home (wait a minute, why did I do that again?), I had my good days and bad days at work. But my life was my own. I made most of my decisions based on what I wanted to do. Things completely changed, and I know everyone warns you they will, but there is really no way to prepare for motherhood. Especially if you are a Type-A personality whose:

– idea of chaos was not having the laundry caught up (LOL!);

– concept of lack of sleep was based on going to bed at midnight and having to get up before 7; and

– idea of “put-together” changed overnight from having a pedicure, makeup applied, nice clothes, strapless bras, and 3-inch heels (I don’t know how anyone finds anything taller than that comfortable) to feeling pretty decent if I’ve managed to brush my teeth, get a shower and change out of my pajamas.

I could go on and on. But I won’t. (At least not in this first post.) I hope that if you visit, you will be affirmed, inspired, and perhaps learn or share something.  But I must go – BOTH kids are napping at the same time (hallelujah!) and nature calls!!

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2 Responses to I really can’t even pee in peace.

  1. Aunt Connie says:

    Hi Christine, Now really!! LOL? I am busting my sides!! You should be a writer published!!
    I guess I can say “Been there, done that!!” more times that I can count!
    I can remember one time with one of them- when the fake crying and demands started I just mimiced them and faked crying. They were so astounded that they looked at me with huge eyes, stopped their behavior and asked me why I was crying. I said “Because you are crying” Well that stopped it for a while!
    I baby sat most of my grandkids while Mommy worked and I remember my son was astounded when I said I take the toddler into the bathroom when nature called me. Sat them on a little chair and read a book with them. Kept from having a toddler loose in the house when you were out of commission!
    Believe me, these “terribe two’s” are mislabled. They are really the “testing two’s” – just seeing how much they can get away with and still be that sweet adorable angle God sent you!
    Enjoy every minute you can because they do grow up way too fast.
    Love and hugs to you all. Hope to meet those babies next time you are in Fl.
    Keep in touch, enjoy your blogs!
    Love, Aunt Connie

    • peeinpeace says:

      Hi Aunt Connie!

      It’s so great to hear from you! Thanks for your compliments. I have actually mimicked Eliza’s fake cries, and sometimes it catches her off-guard long enough for her to pause a few moments, and sometimes it makes her laugh. So I do try that. She just wants all the attention all the time, and it’s just not possible (as you know). I’ve also brought her into the bathroom with me as well, and that works, too. It’s great advice!

      We will let you know if and when we make a trip down. We are considering a trip in the near future to Sanibel, but that wouldn’t be too close by you. However, we’ll keep you posted!

      Hugs and kisses,
      Christine

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