So I’ve been a crabby mama lately.
Because it’s winter.
And my throat hurts.
And I can’t find the remote control for the living room tv.
And the bathroom doorknob is falling off again.
And the safety bar on my stroller inexplicably (ok, I really yanked it way too hard) came off.
And I keep finding random things stashed in the washing machine like books and diapers.
But I’m trying to turn my negative energy around by thinking of nice things. Like bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. And maybe toss in some brown paper packages tied up with strings.
No, not working. Maybe I’ll focus on… shoes. Yes. Shoes. That might make me feel better.
We are a family obsessed with shoes.
On vacation, Rick and I brought too many of them. Of course, we didn’t intend to wear all of them. It’s about having options.
1 year-old Summer likes to eat them.
It seems that even babies don’t look that cute when they eat shoes.
3 year-old Dylan likes to wear them.
As long as they aren’t hers.
In fact, I finally relented and handed over to her a pair of leopard print, lucite heeled Via Spiga shoes that I bought in the early 90s.
I haven’t worn these in at least a decade but I keep thinking… well, you never know when you might need animal print wedges. Apparently, not very often. So there they are – a piece of my single, sassy youth lying in a toy bin.
No. This definitely isn’t working. Now I feel super pissy.
So I call my friend Julie and she makes me laugh.
Then Summer actually wants ME to tuck her in instead of her bff daddy. ME. You like me, you really like me! Looks like “the L word” is working its cable charm. Girlfriend knows who lets her watch Showtime.
And my husband, who has bronchitis, makes me chicken soup. Ok, well, it’s awfully hard to be pouty when he’s being so freakin’ nice.
And then my friend Kristen sends me 14 reasons why she’s glad I’m her friend. Seriously. What a super star gal pal. And she lives in Minnesota where it’s like negative 9 or something. If she can buck up, can’t I?
I might, just maybe, be feeling a smidge better.
mama bird notes
For New York City mamas….
New York City mom Lisa Gershowitz Flynn, diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, is still desperately seeking a donor match for a bone marrow/ stem cell transplant. To find out if you’re a match, please click here for info on local drives coming up.
Also, have you noticed the price of a college education?! Oh my. Well, here’s something that’s free. College consultant Abby Siegel, along with a Smith Barney financial planner, will be holding a FREE College Admissions and Financial Planning Seminar on February 26 in midtown. 6:30 pm. Contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
And for ALL you mamas who would just LOVE a new stroller…
Don’t forget to enter our mama bird giveaway this week.
We are giving away the crazy cool Mutsy Spider Stroller. Beautifully designed, light weight, folds easily and an amazing travel stroller.
To enter to win, you need to forward a mama bird post to a friend this week (girl’s honor, no spamming!) AND you must be subscribed to the mama bird diaries. I’ll announce the lucky winner at the end of the week.