Wednesday, June 9, 2010

FIRST blog and this feels like a terrifying commitment

I'm not sure the world needs to hear from another mommy... But here I am - just another asshat who feels sure she has something to say and I am tentatively going to go right ahead and say it. I haven't read many blogs, with the exception of Jen Lancaster's.
I don't really know what shape this will take, if any at all, but I know what it won't be.
I don't want to yammer on about how exceptional my kids are, and I don't want to tell you how I sneak vegetables into their mac-n-cheese. (Christ, if I get my six year old to lick a vegetable once a week I feel like Super Mom.)
You won't get crock pot recipes here or tips on the best baking temperature for brownies. (I always eat the batter 'til I feel like barfing and then toss the rest so I don't have to remember that I just did that.)
I am not confrontational but I won't post anything I can't or won't defend. What's lovely about this set up is that of the 4 people who will wind up reading this, those that find it not to their liking can move on.
That being said...
I will cop to not even liking my children sometimes... lots of times.
I will use this place to be sarcastic and to say the shit that really goes through my head when I smile my "this is me tolerating you" smile.
I am about to spend the entire summer with my children. I teach and my classroom just closed. Normally, my shift is 7 - 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. And seriously? That already feels like alot. I'm not sure we're gonna make it. I have been home with the 18 month old, who for purposes of anonymity will be refered to as "Leif" as in Ericson, not Garret (the only Viking name I can think of at the moment) for two weeks. He is testosterone in a diaper... grunting, growling, and literally stomping around yelling "YAAARRR!" this child wears me out.
The six year old has 8 more school days..... which means not much more than there are only 8 more days during which my husband (home during the day b/c he works nights) and I can have "naptime nookie." The little viking still takes a nap and at least until the six year old is home for the summer, the house is ours from 11-1 every day!
Wish us luck...


  1. I love it!!! The absolute honesty that most mothers feel guilty even thinking, you said...and why not?!? It's the truth. I don't have kids, but I've lived around them enough to know you will love them always, but you don't have to like them. They are family, and that's what family is all about! Great job and I hope to read more!!!

  2. I LOVE it too!!! I am so delighted you have decided to write a blog! I cannot wait to read more!

  3. Shawna, you should publish. Seriously, this would sell like ice cream. You are brilliant in the way you use your sarcasm and honesty. I hate to read, but I'm already in line for the book. :) Keep going! Gwen

  4. Hysterical! I am the "You're fine! - Don't come to me unless you're bleeding your eyes out" kind-of-mom. Much to the chagrin of most of my "mommy friends". I don't coddle, I don't give in and I don't appologize. Love this blog so far! Love that there are mommies out there who can be honest about their "parenting style", feelings, opinions,and what really passes through their head through out the day!
    Keep up the good work!