Bad Mom Moment #793:
Yesterday was picture day. The girls wanted to wear their hair down. Get it all flowy, curly, and glammed up. You know, pop-star like. I was sick the previous day, so I was unable to wash their hair, and make it a suitable artistic canvas for primping. Soooooooooo. . . .on picture day, being the
good bad mom that I am, I woke up at 5:30 am in order to have time to wash, blow dry, and curl 2 heads of hair before school. I did it, and did it gladly, because I am a good bad mom.
Hair done. On to clothes. Shelbi had her pick of the lot in regards to clothes, as she washed her clothes the previous night. Bella on the other hand, had only a small array of items to choose from because I had not (and still have not) washed her clothes in over 2 weeks. Bad Mom. Shelbi chose a washed out pair of blue jeans with a small hole in the knee, accompanied by some tie-dyed shirt blouse contraption that she wears often. Cute, but slightly schlumpadinka. Apparently, that is what 3rd graders like.
After I see that Shelbi’s outfit is taken care of, we’re off to find Bella something to wear. Oh, looky a pair of comfy jean capri’s (that’ll be good, it’s gym day today) and oh, a nice babydoll shirt, all pink and sugar and spice. Just like sweet Bella. Perfect. “Bye guys, have a great day!”
Fast forward to 3:30 pm, when my 2 dolls walk through the door. Faces not happy, but not distressed, so that’s good, right?
“Mommy,” says my angel faced kindergartener.
“Yes, my love.”
“All the girls in my class were dressed so fancy for pictures. They were all so pretty, and I just had on regular clothes. Why did you make me wear this?”
Damn. Damn. Damn. Shoot. Darn it. My momdar got messed up somehow. Signals must have gotten crossed. Maybe I’m not getting my mommy feeds on a regular basis. I should have known this.
KINDERGARTENER GIRLS STILL WANT TO BE PRINCESS-LIKE. NOT SCHLUMPADINKA LIKE 3RD GRADERS. Bad Mom. Bad Mom. Bad Mom.
“Oh yeh, and mommy” says the nine year old, “Everybody (which I assume amounts to one maybe two kids) wants to know why I always wear the same clothes.”
She looks at me as if I might have an answer to why I purchase her lovely clothes, yet she adamantly insists on wearing only 6 items.
“Uh, I don’t know. Because I’m a bad mom?”
Not funny, she says. I think it hit a little too close to home.
So what now. What have we learned from this? What is the bright side? Somebody tell me, my knees are getting weak.
The bright side is that my children actually tell me what is wrong. They tell me every single cotton pickin’ thing that is wrong. Why? Because they want me to fix it. Nay! They know that I will fix it. They know that I love them to the deepest depths of the ocean, to the ends of the earth and back, and that when they have a crap moment, they can bring it to mom and I will do my darndest to fix it. It’s like I’m some crazy messed up version of a super hero, who messes things up and fixes them in an instant! It’s a lot of responsibility riding on my shoulders, but world peace is certainly worth the effort.
So this is what we’ll do. We’ll convince Bella that only her face and hair (that was rockin’ by the way) will be shown in the picture and that she definitely will look super fancy. We’ll take Shelbi shopping this weekend for clothes that we both like, and we’ll shove this awesome Peanut Butter Smoothie down both of their throats the minute they walk in from school, so they don’t give me anymore problems to fix.
Oh by the way, my kids wanted me to tell you a few more things I messed up yesterday.
Bad Mom Moment #794 – Shelbi has no socks to wear because they all have holes in them.
Bad Mom Moment #795 – Bella wants a milkshake for stellar performance at softball, she got 2 hits and scored twice. She says she should at least get something because we always bribe Grumpy Shelbi for participating in sports at a mediocre level.
Bad Mom Moment #796 – Soledad says I put the wrong Little Bear Video in at nap time.
Bad Dad Moment #3 (he’s not quite as advanced as me) Somebody (daddy) drank the root beer Shelbi has been saving.
Bad Dad/Mom Moment # 300 – There’s a sink full of dirty dishes that has been there for ummmm. . . .errrrrrr. . . . . .2 days.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
(This will become a favorite, FAST! So delicious and super good for you.)
1 cup of low fat milk
6 large ice cubes
1 TB Peanut Butter
1-2 TB of protein powder (I like whey protein)
Honey or Splenda
Add milk, banana, and ice to blender. Blend on high. Next, add peanut butter and protein powder. Blend to incorporate. Add honey or Splenda and sweeten to taste.
This is a great quick breakfast or snack.