A while ago I posted a meme started by Kristen Chase of Motherhood Uncensored and now she has a lovely Mother’s Day contest. I am reposting in a slightly different format, but the idea is still the same. I am a real Mom, warts and all.
Real Moms laugh in the face of spit up (and let their husbands take pictures.)
I guess that spit up isn’t too bad and as a real Mom I have had to clean up lots of bodily fluids. Not all of them get the same treatment; laughter isn’t my first thought with projectile vomit, but I don’t vomit myself at the sight and smell. In fact I don’t know how fast I can move until Aidan gets that look on his face and the tell-tale sound of gagging alerts me to the disaster in the making. That Aidan pukes when he is tired and we have made the mistake of feeding him too much when he is too tired means I now have lots of experience with it now. The fact that too much is really hard to gauge makes it somewhat of a crap shoot. But, now instead of being frozen to the spot while this happens, moving him over his plastic toy box full of washable toys is much preferable to cleaning the chair, crib or me and him. I do feel awfully sorry for Aidan when he throws up, and the fact that it is my fault makes it worse. Well, now we know, he needs to be in bed by 7:30 at the latest. And if he looks at all tired, a very light supper is needed.
The reason I have edited and reposted this “Real Mom Truth” is because I really want to win an iPod. In order to do that I am posting links to the contest and the prizes. Wish me luck!