Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday - Momfessionals Moments

Happy Tuesday, friends!  We had the BEST day as a family yesterday and I can, thankfully, say that I was headache free all day long.  Phew!  Sometimes my migraines can linger, and so this was a huge blessing.

A lot of days I feel like I have no clue what I'm doing.  I do the best I can, pour my heart and soul into my kids, but sometimes I lay in bed and wonder if it's enough.  I wonder if me losing my temper before bedtime is going to be what they remember instead of the great day we had or if letting the boys watch Ninja Turtles is going to spur violent outbursts as pre-teens :)  (I jest, but seriously! hahaha)  

I try to be transparent and honest about motherhood because we're all in the same messy, crazy, laundry-filled boat.  Parenting isn't always pretty and it's comforting for me to know that there are other moms who hide cookies from their kids and take an extra lap (or three) around the neighborhood after school to avoid the witching hour that happens when you walk in the door.

So, here are today's confessions...

Maternity Tanks
I'm still wearing maternity tanks and I haven't been pregnant in 3 years.
I found these AMAZING spandexy, super long tanks when I was pregnant with Griffin and I wear them almost every day.  I think I paid less than $5 each and I love them with all my heart.  They're soft, stretchy and the most comfortable tank ever.

Missing Lollipop
Two years ago while we were trick-or-treating Mason got upset because he couldn't find his BlowPop anywhere.  We searched and searched, brought out the flashlight and everything.  I let him open a new one and we moved on.  When we got home and I was putting all the kids in the tub, I looked in the mirror and found the blow pop - tangled and stuck in my hair.  

Fend for Yourself
When I was pregnant with Griffin, I remember a Saturday morning when Dave had to go into work early which left me (and my insane morning sickness) to feed the boys breakfast.  I made it to the pantry and pulled out a box of goldfish, then got hit with some crazy waves of nausea.  I promptly booked it to the couch and proceeded to feed them goldfish straight from the box as their breakfast while I attempted to not puke my guts out all over the family room.

Silent Night
We had the Fisher Price nativity toy for at least two years before my kids saw it at a friends house and realized that it played music.... we never put batteries in it to avoid the constant tunes.

We're Out
I MAY have told the kids that we're out of English Muffins in the morning and then snuck one (toasted with peanut butter) out to the car and eaten it on the way to school while they watched a movie.

I'm Just Going To Leave This Right Here...


 I hope that you find some comfort in my confessions today - now time to share yours!

Also - you can read my confessions from last time HERE.

   
   

52 comments:

  1. Love this series so much friend! I can't wait to go read through all of the link ups!

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  2. Some of these could be called confessions and others could be called surviving!!! :)

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  3. The missing lollipop in your hair! Oh my gosh!! Too funny! Xoxo

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    1. It was funny until I had to get it out. hahaha ;)

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  4. Oh man the lollipop!! lol I have also done the no batteries in certain toys to avoid the music playing! =)
    Happy Tuesday, Andrea! Thanks for hosting a fun linkup!

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    1. You're so welcome! Glad I'm not alone on the batteries :)

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  5. Girl, I wear a maternity tank just about everyday to help add "layers" to my outfits. They are amazing, maternity or not. I've got your back on that one friend! Keep wearing that maternity tank!

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  6. Haha - hilarious!! I can totally relate to the english muffin....especially when its the last one that you planned to eat!!

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  7. So funny yesterday when I was folding my tanks (All maternity tanks from Target) I was thinking I wonder if anyone else does this....HA! I LOVE them...I am such a layer girl and they give me a since of security for some odd reason!

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    1. Me! Me! I do! I do! And yes - security all the way :) hahaha

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  8. So funny yesterday when I was folding my tanks (All maternity tanks from Target) I was thinking, I wonder if anyone else does this....HA! I LOVE them...I am such a layer girl and they give me a since of security for some odd reason!

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  9. Totally relate to the English muffin thing! Especially the maple French toast English muffins! Hahaha

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  10. I have been known to eat the last cheese bagel while keeping it hidden from view.

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  11. Maternity tanks - totally relate. I love and still wear some of my maternity tops. PTL tunics and leggings are in style! Love this link-up...thanks for hosting and reminding us all that our "cray" is totally normal!

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    1. YAY for leggings!!! And I think everyone's cray is probably way more normal than we think it is :)

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  12. Love the battery one! Totally something I'd do and never apologize for!

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  13. I don't have kids, but these confessions are cracking me up! Haha

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  14. I love this series, makes me feel more normal that other ladies are doing the same things I am. I have totally done the eating thing, but with gummies. I'll tell them they can't have anything, then go behind their back and eat them myself :)

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    1. Right??? We're all in this together! Also - fruit snacks are my love language.

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  15. Those are great! I always appreciate your honesty. Being a mom is tough stuff!

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  16. I never put batteries in our nativity either!!! And I could totally relate to the goldfish while pregnant story. I considered keeping my two oldest alive and not throwing up on them a successful day! Thanks for sharing : )

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    1. LOVE IT!!! And yes, not puking on a kid while pregnant is a win.

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  17. I cant wait to read through these. It's a tough day at work, so I'm looking forward to some good laughs. I don't blog, so here's one I just HAVE to share.

    My three-year old daughter is obsessed with boobs. She can't wait until she is a grown up and she can have boobs. She also fights me with her car seat almost every morning. So one morning, I was buckling her in and she was complaining that her chest clip was too high (it wasn't). I'm not sure where it came from, but without even thinking about it, I said, "Well, if you don't keep your buckle up high, you'll never get boobies, so leave it alone." I'm SO SURE she went to school and told everyone all about it. HA!

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    1. OH MY GOSH!!! That is so funny!!! Hope your day turned around - thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. okay i have never been pregnant but i will not buy anything other than target's maternity tanks!!!! they are long enough for leggings!!! - where do you buy your $5 ones though!? I must know. I honestly can't wait to be a mom so i can share what i'm sure will be my hot mess of confessions with you guys lol the lollipop in the hair had me lol-ing at work!

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    1. LOVE IT!!! I found mine at a store called Ross. Seriously :)

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  19. Love this series! I can't wait to do your next link up!

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  20. Love the Silent Night and the We're Out ones! Totally done both of those! Such a great topic today! So fun!

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  21. Plus one on the maternity tanks! I have a super long torso and they are great to wear with leggings. Although I am currently pregnant so I actually do have an excuse to be wearing them now :) And...the Fisher Price nativity plays music? Seriously, I did not know that. And I won't be passing that information on to my children :) They like it just fine without it :)

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    1. YES for the tanks!!! And I won't tell your kids either :) hahaha

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  22. Maternity tanks every single day. And my babies will be two. They are the best ever!!

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  23. Love the missing lollipop one! I have super thick, long hair, and I can so see that happening to me! :)

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  24. I love your honesty! Your just adorable:) Your kid's are extremely lucky to have you as a Mama!

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  25. No kids but these are definitely hilarious and I've done a few with my nieces and nephews hahaa! I found this link up late, so didn't get to link up last week - linked up this week with my REintroduction Post - I'll catch up with you guys on the 2nd!

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  26. We are all crazy in our own ways which makes it totally normal. My baby isn't a baby anymore but I can so relate. Survival mama!!!

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  27. I'm dying! I'm still wearing maternity tanks 5.years.later. #hallelujah

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