All right, it’s been a while since I did a Meme… and this one is kinda fun. It’s about being a mom. So read. Or not. I understand either way. Cause I’m a mom. That’s why.
1. How long have you been a Mom?
6 years, 42 days, and about 10 hours. Give or take.
2. How many children call you Mommy/Mom/Mama?:
Three, incessantly. Sometimes I tell them to call me Gladys.
3. Girl? Boy? or both?
Two sons and a daughter who has no choice but to be a tomboy. Poor thing.
4. Did you know what you were having?:
All three times. Although, I really didn’t believe Abby would be a girl until I saw for myself.
5. How old were you when you became a Mom?
6. How long were you in labor?
Jeffrey, 18 1/2 hours, Beanie 6 hours, Abby about five minutes.
Apparently question #7 is missing. ?????
8. What was your least favorite thing about labor?
Ugh, this is a joke question, right? I mean really, who doesn’t like body-siezing cramps, the entire world looking at your bits every five minutes, strangers sticking their fingers in your bits while you cramp, stitches in your bits and pushing out 8+ pounds of human through what would normally be a very small opening? Really? Who doesn’t? I did get me some baby out of all that though, so I guess it wasn’t all bad.
9. Do you want more kids?:
Always did, but DH and my OB say no way. Something about me and barf, but I can’t quite remember what, though…
10. Do you plan on having more soon?:Noooooooo.
11. Does daddy change diapers?
Absolutely. Always has. Why wouldn’t he?
12. How many times have you been peed on?:
This is a joke, right? We were supposed to keep track of that, along with all the other crap that was supposed to go in the baby book? Oh crap, now I’m really a sucky mom.
13. Barfed on?:
Bwa-hahahahAHAHAHAHA!!! Anyone ever met my oldest son, Jeffrey? He barfed everyday of his life, like 3 or 4 times a day- until he was two. He still barfs if he cries or laughs or coughs too hard. Buckets of barf. Legions, even. Barrels. Barf. He he he. Do I know barf… sheesh. Don’t get me started.
14. Is your child named after anyone?
.Jeffrey is names after DH, Beanie is named after both my brothers, and Abigail is named for my Grandma who passed away a few years ago.
15. How did you come up with their name(s)?Argued a lot. Beanie and Abby were nameless for quite a while. No one had a name in utero.
16. When your child(ren) gets in trouble, who is the bad guy?
We take turns. But really, dad has the big guns.
17. And who is the good guy?
I always heard the good guy was the man in the white hat. Or was it yellow?
18. What is the longest you have been away from your child(ren)?
Never have been away. But tomorrow… tomorrow, lalalallalalalalala!
19. Kids bedtime routine?
Lot of screaming and running around, usually some potty humor and a few magic tricks, splattering of toothpaste on the mirror, kisses, hugs, prayers, lights out. Getting up to get a drink of water. I have to pee pee! Mom, I can’t find Yellow Bear. Where’s Cowy? I need water! Mom, I think I have to cough. MOooooom! Can I have a sheet? I had a bad dream. You haven’t been asleep yet… Go to BED! NOW! Lights out. Repeat. And Again..
20. Are your toes painted?
Always always always. RED. I don’t think my toes have been natural in a million years.
21. Last movie you saw in the theater?
The highbrow and sensitively cinematographic film noir, Over the Hedge, for the children’s matinee this summer…
22. Last time you had a date?
Oooh, we had a good one about two weeks ago for our anniversary. Fancy restaurant, lovely blue box with a trinket inside…Very nice indeed.
23. One thing you will not give up just because you are a mom?
My identity? Hmm, nope that’s pretty much gone. My wardrobe? Yup, that’s gone too. My figure? Well, three babies in a little over four years, and well, that’s pretty gone too. Hmmm. My creativity? Oh, that’s it! It’s funny what happens in your mind when you get no sleep! look at all the pretty colors…. Lalalalala….
24. One thing you did give up now that you’re a mom?
Oil painting. Sharpie markers anywhere in the house. Long flowing clean hair. Clothing with real waist bands. Smelling fresh as a flower. Cooking things that are green.
25. Best Mom you know?
Oh, no way. This is a trick question, and while my mind may be on the fritz, no way am I putting my head in that noose. Uh-uh. Nope. No way.
Play along if you want to, but let me know in the comments so I can laugh at you, too.