As a mother of three young children, 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 eight-year-old daughter, Eliza, won’t pin my seven-year-old son, Zach, into a headlock on our tile floor; or when she won’t drop my three-year-old son, Ethan, on the aforementioned tile floor after carrying him around on it for the 27th time.) I am convinced that I will be in Depends in my 50s, and I will blame it on my children. But I digress …
This blog is about sharing stories, life, and tips – from me to you and you to me. I know I am not the only haggard, 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 person 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 and into loungewear.
I could go on and on. But I won’t. (At least not right now.) I hope that if you visit, you will be affirmed, inspired, and perhaps learn or share something. I need help from other moms because this is the toughest job I’ve ever had. I hope here at Pee in Peace we can all find a little relief and a lot of laughs. But I must go – all three kids are playing nicely (hallelujah!) and nature calls!!