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OMG.  Today was LONG.  Certainly not the restful Saturday I dreamed of.  We went out to the store today to get blueberries, milk, and wipes, and 9 hours later, we are home.

We are in the middle of putting together a big boy room for our toddler, so we went around to a few different stores looking for various aspects for his room.  We are close to having it all together and we haven’t spent an ass-load on it…yay!  The room is going to be all about our son — <Insert Son’s Name>’s Favorite Things.  We ordered peel and stick wall decals from RoomMates – all his favorite characters (and by all, I mean 3).  We painted the room an awesome version of sky blue.  We had two dressers given to us by my grandmother and a free toddler bed handed down to us by a friend of my husband (completely wooden bed – nice).  By the time it’s all said and done, we’ll have only spent about $200 or less on his big boy room and that makes me super happy.  AND, it’s all about him which is even better.  I am SUPER EXCITED to unveil the room to him.  I can’t wait to see the expression on his face when he opens the door and sees his fav Disney and Sesame Street characters on the wall.  Whenever these characters come on TV or he seems them on other things when we are out, his face lights up and he exclaims their names.

Once we were out and about today, we drove around town desperately searching for inexpensive bright green valances for my son’s room.  He has three windows.  One store I went two had no valances, two others barely had a selection at all, and Target had two that I liked- but only 2 and nothing in the stock room (they NEVER have anything in the back by the way…ever).  I feel like I get the same answer everytime from them – what you see is what we have.  Anyway, so I’m back home without the valances, but did find a great wall clock for $4 and a new toybox that was 20% off…and a few other things he needed, so it’s all good.

I realized a little bit ago that it’s amazing how different my life is now and even more amazing at what I put myself through to ensure my sons are happy and have what they want and need.  We spent 9 hours out today looking for valances, buying him juice and milk and blueberries, looking for the best deal on a toybox, buying diapers and wipes and whatever my little guys need.  My lower back is killing me right now, my contacts are fuzzy, and I need a shower.  I nursed my little baby while standing up in the stall in the Target restroom, I nursed him in the car several times, I changed three poopy diapers and 3 pee pee diapers while out today.  I got poop on my hands.  I wiped baby boogars on my jeans.  I used the restroom at Target and there was no toilet paper.  I was spoken to by the lady cleaning the restroom who curtly reminded me I’m not supposed to have merchandise in there (obviously she’s not a mother and has no idea what it’s like to have your cart half full and then realize your baby has a poo diaper and is hungry).  My husband and I bickered out of exhaustion and stress…to the point where people were staring.  But, it was all worth it.  We did it all for our sons.  I’d do it all again tomorrow if I had to.  And, I’d do much more than just run around town for them.  I’d lay down my life for them…in a second.  I love feeling this way.  Becoming a mom really is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.

Now it’s time for bed.  Thank God.  I didn’t get my glass of wine last night after babysitting my needy nephew yesterday, but I had two tonight to make up for it.  Yummy.

Looking forward to a new day  with my family…and to my post tomorrow…it’s time to BREAK THE CYCLE!

Night night!!

All the best,

Someone’s mom


Posted February 26, 2011 by Holy crap! I'm someone's mom! in Uncategorized

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