Tuesday, December 28, 2010

paparazzi & some mom stuff

so on christmas eve sam & i decided to start our christmas shopping {yes, s.t.a.r.t. our shopping.  oops}.  first stop?  cabela's.  only because we had a cabela's giftcard burning a hole in our pocket from forever ago & decided to see if there was anything we could put it to use on for parker.  like ya know, a gun, some ammo, or a bow & arrow.  joking.  we were looking for a new coat & thought we might get lucky.  we didn't, so sam bought some under armour.

anywho, i played paparazzi & followed them through the store.  i thought p-ray might be impressed with all the stuffed animals but apparently it wasn't his thang.


but you know what he did get excited about that day?  yelling his lungs out through a tube of gift wrap at target.  i'm sure all the other shoppers thought it was as hilarious as i did when he was laughing hysterically & screaming from the sound of his own voice amplified through three feet of gift wrap.

people without kids love that sort of thing, right?


and while we're on the topic of what people with no kids think, can i just say i have totally turned into "that mom"?  ya know, the one you swore you wouldn't be.  the one that plans her day around nap time, who is lucky to have at least put mascara on that day, who finds herself tripping over toys in an unkept house, while complaining about laundry & making up lyrics to her kid's toys' songs?

and if you don't have kids & you're reading this right now & you don't think you'll be that mom... you're wrong.  you will be. {well,  unless you're a guy}

the thing is, i'm also that mom who thinks she has the coolest, funniest, cutest, smartest, most advanced kid in the whole world.  and i wouldn't trade any of it for a second.

and you know what?  i compensate for all those other things, too.  life isn't bad. at all.  i find excuses to occasionally get dressed up, my house might not be in perfect order every day but i usually stay on top of things, sam helps me with the laundry, & parker may hear "twinkle twinkle little star" one hundred times a day, but he also listens to death cab for cutie, elliot smith, coldplay, band of horses, arcade fire, & bright eyes with me.

turns out there is nothing wrong with being "that mom".

and?  i looooove nap time.  there is nothing wrong with needing to be home for nap time, either.  don't know why?  you'll find out when you're a mom.

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19 comments:

  1. Parker yelling into a wrapping paper tube...adorable. Being "that" mom...awesome! I'm that mom too.

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  2. That's so funny, I'll have to see what Niall does with a tube of wrapping paper! And I'm that mom, too. No worries :)

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  3. Very well written! LOVE the wrapping-paper tube part! Ya got some great bokeh in those shots! And yes, nap time is great for both of you...

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  4. You're totally right...I do think I won't be "that" mom. But I'm sure I will be, and I'm sure when I get there I'll be okay with it just like you are. Glad you had a fun day!

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  5. SO cute!! I love that he was yelling into the wrapping paper tube! I don't have kids (yet) but I think its really funny when kids do that stuff!!!

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  6. Oh I'm definitely THAT mom. I think as a single (or even married) adult we having complete misconceptions about what life is like with a child. I totally thought I would that "cute" Mom that still did her hair, makeup, and got dressed. Not really. Maybe a few times a month. But like you said, I'm totally okay with that.
    Oh and P.S. I can't believe you waited till Christmas Eve to do your shopping! Your nuts! Ha ha.

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  7. I am so "that" mom. It is crazy how much changes when you have kids. Cute photos of Parker.

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  8. I'm that Mom too. I love being that Mom and wouldn't change it for the world. I used to go out during nap time in hopes my babe would sleep during the whole trip, now I love staying home for it, we both definitely need it. :)

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  9. i have been that mom so many times now. i try to revamp her each time with some new moves but it never works.

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  10. Can't wait to see you in 3 days!!! We're supposed to finally get some snow this week so Parker will be able to try out that cute snow suit. :)

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  12. Amen. I am also the mom who opened an unpaid for bag of Goldfish in Target today because she planned badly and needed to get her kid some lunch. And I am JUST FINE with that.

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  13. Amy...did you write this during nap time?? haha.... We are totally "that" mom!! :) I can't wait to hear what sam was saying when you were walking around the store with your camera snapping pics....haha

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  14. Great post. I'm in "that mom" club, too. I'm also in the "I've been there and will never judge any mom again!" club but maybe you join that one in the toddler years! :)

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  15. Ha! I'm totally that mom too. Is there any other kind? :) Parker is SO so cute. xo

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  16. Ha! I'm quickly becoming "that mom" too!

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  17. So cute! I'm sure people thought your were crazy for shopping on Xmas eve, let alone a yelling baby...XOXO

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  18. ahh King does that too with any tube or bowl,bucket,toy. He yells into everything. He would teach P-ray the way! I am that mom too. Don't worry. I'm glad you are okay with it. I tell my self Embrace it!!

    Holla we are the coolest everrrr

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