Count the Bad Mommies

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Sweetass Homework Shuffle

1. How is mothering, in reality, different from what you expected it to be?
Honestly, I expected it to be a little easier. I didn’t bargain on dealing with a special needs child, with Damien being an ADHDer... and I sure as hell never bargained on doing it all on my own. Children never featured in the teenage, daydream, views of my future- and I do not for one instant regret having Damien- but I did expect it to be easier.
I blame sitcoms.

2. What is something you, as a kid, vowed you would never say to your own kids? Have you kept the vow?
Teehee... there were several things I swore I would never say “...because I said so...” being one of them, and I so often hear my mother when I talk to Damien- especially when we’re arguing over something.
And no, I have said it several times!

3. If someone stopped in to your house for a surprise visit, would you be glad for the company, or self-concious by the condition of your home?
Ooer... I would be totally and completely self-conscious about the state of my flat. Every single time.

4. If you had twins tomorrow (boy and a girl) and you got to name them without any input from anyone else, what would you choose?
Oh heaven help me were that to happen... I would go with Xavier and Zoe.

5. Did you suffer from post natal depression?
I remember having some “baby blues” in the hospital when Damien was about 3 days old- back in the day when a normal birth warranted a week in hospital... and I think I remember a brief crying jag at home a few weeks later- but I never had it bad.


BecauseIcan said...

Hi Angel,

I too have and ADD boy.. I am just fortunate that he isnt Hyper.. (dont think its legal to tie them up anymore?)

I feel what you mean by it being hard work..

But I looked this up and it is proven that ADD and ADHD if pointed in the right direction turn out to be the most incredible contributors to technology and Engineering and are the best Entrepreneurs.. So at least we know our Pension years will be a cushy one ;-)

Alexander Graham Bell — (1862-1939) — Telephone Inventor

Andrew Carnegie - (1835-1919) Industialist

Jim Carrey — (1962-present) — Comedian

Winston Churchill — (1874-1965) — Statesman (Failed the sixth grade)

Leonardo da Vinci — (1452-1519) — Inventor, Artist

Walt Disney — (1901-1971)
(A newspaper editor fired him because he had "No good ideas".)

Albert Einstein — (1879-1955) — Physicist

Michael Faraday — (1791-1867) — British Physicist, Chemist

And these are just a few of them...


sweets said...

i blame sitcoms too mwhhhhhhhhahahahahaha!
loved your answers btw!

angel said...

b: its an awesome list innit! you can add richard branson, ty pennington, woody harrelson and david neeleman too!!!

sweets: :-D

stephanie said...

I blame sitcoms is about the funniest thing I've heard all week about parenting. I do, too! Lord knows I watched enough of them...

angel said...

stephanie: snigger haven't you ever wished you lived oin a sitcom?
where every crisis lasts 26 minutes flat and every dilemma is magically corrected with the most heart wrenching speeches in the last 3 minutes!??!