I Want My Mommy

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This was a long week.
Kurtis traveled out of town for a conference and I played "single mom" to my little darlings.  Keep in mind this was after a week of restless nights with a baby who wasn't about sleeping and a four year old who has decided to be Mr. Independent.  
I was beyond scared.  I was terrified.

But have no fear...Mom to the rescue!

No, not me the mom.  My mommy.
Yes. I'm 31 years old and still want my mommy.
My mom came and stayed with me four of the days.  She was nothing short of a miracle.  And it ended up being perfect timing since sweet Lola had decided to spurt an ear infection and sinus infection towards the end of my Fall Break.  It was like having a best friend stay with you only one that wants to cook and clean as well as give your kids baths.  Plus it was nice having someone who wanted to watch the same shows as you and actually understand what drama was going on in the show without trying to switch to baseball when I wasn't looking.  Unfortunately I had to work so I didn't get to spend as much time with my mom as I would've hoped for, but one can only take what one can get.

But this week was another reminder of how lucky I am to have a helpful husband by my side to help me in the household.  Seriously you single moms (and dads) - I applaud you for your hard work!  This motherhood thing is an amazing blessing but I am quite certain it is the hardest job possible.

And a celebratory trip to Target was in store for surviving the week of course.  In the world's biggest cart.

But the one reality that I was reminded of this week is that no matter how old we are, we are never too old for our own mommies.

Thanks Madre for working your magic.  You're the bomb.com.


  1. I remember how grateful I was to have my mom around after the kids were born too. I also remember how terrified I was the first time my hubby left me for work and I was home alone with my first baby.

  2. I'm glad you got some help! My husband is going out of town in a few weeks for a week and I know it's going to be U-G-L-Y! BTW those Target carts are hard to drive too!

  3. Things can get a bit dicey when my hubby is away for military duty, but I am always reminded of just how much he does, and how so very grateful I am for him.

  4. Awww, I'm sure your mom was glad to help you out and spend some extra cuddle time with her grandbabies :) I agree mothering is difficult, and I only have one child, and she's grown up now!

  5. I am 39 and still want my mommy on a regular basis. You are lucky yours is close enough to come and stay.

    And I hear you on the solo parenting. My husband works out of town every week. He sleeps in a hotel more than he is home. It is BRUTAL!

  6. You are so lucky to have her so close to you! My mom lives 1000 miles away and that's just fine with me, but she definitely is helpful with my daughter when she comes to visit!