Monday, October 10, 2011

Aim Low

Every once in a while I think I am really getting the swing of this parenting thing.  I feel like one of those confident moms who has the alphabetized diaper bag or can recite the Ferber Method like it's the Koran.  Most of the time I am counting ears, shoes, socks and look for  keys frantically before I leave the house.  Aaah, the working mother dream.

However, every once in a while though I step up my game a bit and impress myself.   This happened on Sunday when I was putting a snack together for a long car ride- instead of opting for the easier "apple" or "animal crackers" I decided to make a nice protein balanced, fruit, granola, sunflower seed medley.  Awesome right?  At the last minute I threw in a few chocolate chips to balance the dried cranberries.  F'ing gourmet,  right?

Mother. Of. The. Year. 

He's not complaining.

Once again I remind myself that I am not Martha for a reason.  A very good reason, I'm not good at it.  One new shirt later I remind myself to aim low-- less expectations that way.

Live and learn.


  1. This post was perfectly timed for me! Yesterday I had to run to the grocery store with Daphne and didn't have time to feed her first. I put her in the carseat, handed her half a pear, and off we went. When we got to the store I went to get her out of the car and found her COVERED in pear. Her hair was plastered to her head with sticky pear juice and her face, hands and clothes were filthy. Rookie mom mistake. Lesson learned: soft pears do NOT travel well/always travel with an extra outfit and a wash cloth! PS. Congrats on your beautiful (and growing) family!

  2. That cracks me up! I am glad to know that I am not the only one who did this.

    The funny part is that because of James' "Passion" for food, we are pretty careful to not give him a lot of treats so he was probably pretty aggressive with his 7 chocolate chips. :)