Count the Bad Mommies

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Early Bird Gets the Bacon

This is some interesting homework, Exmi (oh, yes, I've totally given you a nickname) - I can't wait to see what everyone else says...

Before I was a mom, I craved it and never thought it was going to happen. As soon as I gave up, it did.

Before I was a mom, I withdrew from life's disappointments by getting high in some way (drugs, booze, sex, shopping, pure manically-induced moments). Now, I get high from cleaning fumes and midnight manic blogging.

Before I was a mom, I thought if I became a mom, I'd fit into this cookie cutter image of a person who was always thoughtful and gentle and peaceful with their child, so as to raise one of similar behaviour. Now I know that I don't necessarily want one like that - my kid's got so much attitude, it makes her even more entralling.

Before I was a mom, it was really easy to judge parents whose kids were whining or screaming or sitting there talking and the parent was just doing nothing. Now, I understand why, sometimes.

Before I was a mom, I was never going to let my kid watch tv, speak only one language, see me with a drink or smoke in hand, eat McDonalds, wear pink and a whole other laundry list of do nots. All of those self-inflicted rules were broken by the time she was 11 months old.

Before I was a mom, I didn't think I'd consider cleaning while a TV babysit my kid, or grocery shopping as me time. Now, I look forward to it.

Before I was a mom, I didn't think I'd ever read the same 45 word book multiple times in a row or play ring around the rosie until I got dizzy. But I do, almost everyday.

Before I was a mom, I'd never loved someone unconditionally - despite when they bite, kick, punch and slap me, keep me awake for days in a row, vomit on me, scream at me and do horribly defacement to my body. But with her, it's tru luv 4eva.


Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

interesting new nickname.

loved your take on the homework...

you got my idea exactly!!

Bridget said...

I like the new nickname, I'\m going to use it. Couldn't quite get into the the full one. Thanks Zoey.

I liked your answers.

I'll do mine sometime! Reading the 45 word book is the best!

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angel said...

this was so cool!

Angela: mom2girlsgirlsgirls: said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. "Grocery shopping as me time." That's where I am...and all the broken self-inflicted rules. Great post!