Yesterday, I asked for ideas for blog posts because I’d run out of things to say. Today, I had too many thoughts.
For the man who suggested I write about ‘The Role of Hallucinogenics in Contemporary Mothering’, you have no idea how often I think that I am on the biggest acid trip. That my life is just one crazy series of LSD adventures, but without the soul emptying come downs. Being a parent is a trip.
Every parent at some stage looks around them and wonders how they got to be the guardians of little human beings and what makes them qualified for the responsibility. There’s a lot of boring, a lot of masquerading, a lot of the unknown, a lot of joy, a lot of belly laughs and much heart-filling love.
Everyday I am not sure what to expect. Life twists and turns. Tomorrow, I am hoping to wake up a little later than today with three healthy, happy kids.
What did your morning look like today?
I finished work at 2am, was asleep by 3am and sitting on the stairs at 7:45am in my undies (and as 40 approaches that’s not as good for the old self esteem as it used to be I can tell you) explaining to a certain truculent three year old why it is not acceptable to ignore your mother.
On a scale of 1-10 I’d give it a 4 but tbh my standards, not to mention expectations, have really slipped now that we have kids.
Parenting IS a trip … heck, living in Adelaide would be a trip! And they are awesome little beasties. Like LSD, it WILL change your brain … there WILL be flashbacks (once they’ve left home) … I was lucky with my son – now nearly finished Uni … can’t recall a single trip to the doctor in all those years, very very few tanties – great kid. It just all seems to go too fast!
Mine was OK. Really OK. My morning was tops. I say that not to “brag” but to give you hope.
B, I have walked in your shoes and driven in your car and lived this ‘stage’ you are at. I promise promise promise, it DOES get easier. I think I now am on more of a steady high rather than a trippy trip. Which I never ever though would happen.
Huge hugs babe. xxx
After having a baby cry from almost an hour from midnight on last night, my morning started with very little sleep, and has just ended with exploding poo. You know the one that goes down the legs an up the back of the nappy. So I could say I have had better.
I am a day late 🙁 I am sorry you had a shocking morning yesterday.
For once I had an OK daycare drop off yesterday.
This morning she is with Poppy – always fun!
I am flat out at work this morning – hence the reason I am reading your blog 🙂
Oh and parenting is definitely an acid trip!