If you follow me on twitter you may have seen me hashtag a few of the events with Boomer lately as #parentproblems. It all started with this one:
OK I don't do well with bodily functions. (which is odd because I spent a few years in Early Childhood Education = fancy talk for I worked in a daycare) I don't like poop, pee, vomit, blood. All of it makes me gag and run away. I also don't like loose teeth. I mean great its loose. Why do you have to come to me and wiggle it back and forth in unnatural directions. Gahhhhh!
Then to make it even worse WE WERE EATING. I just heard this POP! I knew exactly what it was and starting dry heaving immediately. Mommy of the year in the house!!
I pulled it together figured out yeah it was blood, not ketchup (we were eating hot dogs) and got her to rinse with warm water and salt. While she lamented not being able to give her tooth to the tooth fairy. I explained that I would speak to the Fairy and let them know what happened.
Then there was this little gem yesterday:
My room and bed still smell like pee. Why? Seriously?
I'm only slightly consoled by the knowledge I was planning to buy a new mattress soon anyway.
So parenting comes with its share of problems. But there are also some serious perks:
Boomer is always happy to fist pump to my music at 645am.
She always has hugs and kisses to give away freely.
She tells me I'm beautiful when I'm sick.
She is always concerned about others, and how she can help them.
She'll split a grapefruit with me.
She told me straight up the other day 'I don't play games with people Ma, its not right.'
She has her own sense of self that is AWESOME.
Have a great day!
Have a great day!
i have to admit i laughed out loud at those twitter posts. i am terrified of having children, lol. but also can't wait :)
OMG i'm semi-ok with natural bodily functions but this post did slightly make me gag! swallowed a tooth? yikes!
Freaking love this. I'm the same way. I don't do bodily fluids of any kind, and I have a fear of vomit that really should have me committed to a mental institution permanently.
Your description of the tooth scenario was so well-written that I could picture the entire thing and got a little sick myself hahaha :-D
And if it makes you feel any better, our dog woke us up at 1am the other morning, drenching our bed in pee. As I blindly fumbled in the dark with no glasses on, I patted my fleece blanket and it literally made a splashing sound. He gets UTIs somewhat often, and the only way we know he has one is when he completely pisses the bed. OF COURSE he sleeps on my side. NASTY.
I swallowed a tooth once, too! At a friend's pizza party. I thought it was just a glob of cheese (ick, I know) until I realized it wasn't a glob of cheese.
Anyway, Boomer sounds awesome as hell, pee-bed an all :)
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