As I sat down the other night ( for the 6th time) to watch the series finale of my fav show – SOA, I realized a lot in my life has changed. When I say change, I mean that watching 40 minutes of TV while folding 11 loads of laundry totally made my night. Although I had to pause the show 4 times, I was still really enjoying myself! The pitter-patter of feet and giggling when the little girls made it out of bed, didn’t bother me one bit. I think back to when things were different and I had to laugh.
From ages 21 to 23, I’d go out, drink beer, eat wings ( Hooters of course), stay up all night, get 2 hours of sleep and wake up looking fab.
Now I barely get dressed, eat salads all day, drink cucumber infused water, go to bed at 9 pm, wake up smelling like sour boob milk and looking like I got hit by a truck. Not to mention if I even THOUGHT about eating wings or any junk the night before, the next morning my damn pants wouldn’t even button!! Haha… Funny… but sooooo not funny!
With this all in mind, on this particular night I decided to go a little wild and get a big ole bowl of ice cream. In my mind, eating a pint of ice cream and nursing at the same time means the calories cancel themselves out right away…… Right ??? #makessensetome
Any who, as the show ended I felt a slight tinge of panic. What’s going to be my weekly escape ??? What’s gonna be my guilty pleasure? My one hour getaway? I almost smacked myself because I realized I’m talking about TV… TV for God’s sake!!! What has my mind come too?! Haha!
It made me think back to a few months ago when I ran into a co-worker and they told the other people we were near that “Renee used to be fun, but now she’s a mom”. Now…. anyone who knows me understands that I had to restrain myself from throat chopping the person, but I also had to look waaaay into the comment. This time it turned out that I actually agreed! >>>insert gasp<<<<
I used to be fun … But now, I’m much more ! I’m a mom. That’s right I am a happy mom. A mom who gets kicks from watching her children sneak down the hall trying to scare her while she’s trying to watch 40 minutes of TV. A mom that would rather snuggle on the couch with my baby while wearing big J’s t-shirt and baby food stained sweat pants. A mom who thinks fun is dressing her kids up and taking countless pics, or singing Adele at the top of our lungs in the car. I mean really ….wtf does that even mean??
So here’s to you cranky crab! Yes !! You in your clean clothes and matching socks! Take your silly comment, leave my cat filled world and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
By the way , take this damn ice cream with you while you’re at it 🙂