Friday, November 11, 2011

Why am I doing this?

I don't even know where to begin in answering my own question. Sweet!

Basically, because I can tell that I am slowly getting crazier, one kid and day at a time. And for some reason, I am feeling compelled to detail how. 

Because, sometimes motherhood (and fatherhood) ain't all it's cracked up to be, and I know for a fact that I am not the only one who feels that way. Like the premise for therapy, it is cathartic to share your struggles, hear that others feel the same way, and be given ideas to combat whatever your problem may be at any given moment. So, here I go. 

Since becoming a mother, I have learned ALL KINDS of things about myself; some good, some not so much. Another critical thing I have learned is that there are lots of other parents out there who don't wake up every day before dawn to a screaming child, super excited that they get to start their day at what used to be the middle of the night. There are lots of other parents who would rather shoot themselves in the face than hear their kid scream one more time, listen to another episode of Dora, break up another fight over a toy, or answer one more inane question. To sum up, I know I am not the only one who finds parenting to be an utter drag AND an utter joy, (especially after a couple of glasses of wine) all at the same time. 

Dramatics aside, I have also had too many conversations to count in which I was able to share some helpful tips and pick up some for myself. I love that! I've also noticed that there are lots of things that happen, both physically and emotionally, during pregnancy and throughout motherhood that nobody talks about. So guess what? I'm going to talk about them! For those of you who know me, that will come as no surprise, as I am the one you can count on to over share, and be frank, honest, and tell it like it is. While I strive to be respectful and considerate, I am also blunt, sarcastic, and very tongue-in-cheek. I use humor to have fun in life, I love funny people, I try not to take a lot of stuff too seriously, and I will make fun of myself just as quickly as I will make fun of you. 

So with that being said, a little tip: If you are a sensitive person that is not prone to understanding sarcasm or reading the cold hard truth, then this isn't the place for you! 

If you're still with me, my goal is to have this blog be an outlet for me (read: vent my frustrations), and a humorous, genuine, helpful forum that we can all use to relate and cope with what I consider to be the biggest challenge I have faced: parenthood. I welcome comments (especially ones that agree with me, ha), questions, and your helpful hints. Let's keep it fun and respectful, and recognize that we all have different styles, beliefs, and personalities. And please share this with other parents or parents-to-be that you think would like this! Now, it's time for me to stop neglecting my kids long enough to make them some lunch. I'm super excited about that.

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  1. I love your blog Elizabeth!I have had many crazy moments, and I only have one boy. There was a moment during my first month of Motherhood when my Mom came to see me after work to find me disheveled, and curled up on the couch nursing Josh. My nursing shirt was on inside out, hair was unbrushed, and my eyes were filled with tears. I handed her the baby and she said I was muttering "He is a vampire!" between sobs... I look forward to future posts!

  2. Awesome job E!! Love it, proud of you! Can't wait to read more! :)

  3. Thank you, my sweet friends! Kelly, I appreciate your share... and have definitely had those moments!

  4. I found your blog through ilikebeerandbabies, which I found because I like beer and babies. you're a great writer, and very funny. I have been laughing my way backwards through your blog for like two weeks. And I will now check it weekly for new posts :)

    1. Thank you Vanessa! I'm glad you found me! ilikebeerandbabies ROCKS, you have good taste!
      Glad to have you as a new reader, and I appreciate your comments very much. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future posts!


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