- intellectual conversation with toddler talk to a child who probably thinks his name is "No-No"
- morning and evening news with morning and evening kid's movies (as only to free up time for me to clean, launder, and straighten the messes)
- great sleep habits with what seems like no sleep with my 7 month old fetus kicking me all night and aches and pains
- sleeping in until I had to work with a between 6:30 and 7am toddler-in-room alarm every morning no matter what
- shaved legs and good hygiene to shaving and plucking whenever I know I might be wearing capris or seeing people
- eating my meals in peace to sharing my meals and lucky if I get a piece
- taking Saturdays to shop and try on clothes to online wish lists and kids play areas at the mall
- listening to church services to wondering why I even bother
- sitting comfortably on my couch to being malled like a jungle-gym
You get the point... This would be the part where the disclaimer would say "But, I chose to be a mom, and everyday brings new and exciting things. Motherhood is an amazing calling." But, even with knowing that, it doesn't replace the facts of life that motherhood is trying and sometimes downright bothersome! Is it due to selfishness? Duh! You're dang right it is. It's not as if I'm going to stop being a mother. I'm not going to stop my daily tasks of caring for my family and home. I am also not going to stop having bothersome days of wishing for peace and quiet with a chick flick playing and having only one nose to wipe, mine. Where is that support group of mothers that doesn't require a membership to Lala Land? I don't need to put on the pretense that mom world is a perfect place 24-7. Laundry is calling, so are my smelly dishes (and I mean smelly). I send you my condolences if you're having a day like mine.