Mommin’ ain’t easy… Because….kids.

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My very good friend got me a coffee mug that says that. “Mommin’ ain’t easy”. Sure as hell is not.

I’m a mom. I yell. I love. I hug. I get annoyed. Frustrated. My kids tick me off. But dang it I still love ‘em. I’m real. I’m happy…most of the time. I’m lazy. I’m not a writer. (why am I blogging?)

 

I’m hoping to just blab on here, and you guys can relate. Ya feel me? (Seriously, I puke words. Ask my mom and hubs). But instead of filling my family’s ears with my nonsense, I shall share on the web with all of you. Can you feel the excitement!? No? Oh…. Anyway…..

I have a 10 year old daughter who is very smart and oh so dramatic. Seriously. A couple years ago, she read about the Titanic and tsunamis…that night at bedtime, guess who cried because she was afraid of these things. Seriously kid? We live in PA, pretty sure we are safe from tsunamis. And as for the Titanic? Do I really need to say anything about that!? She is quite the worry wart. Oy! But….she is also sweet, kind (mostly, except to her bro), funny, goofy and likes to sing and dance around like her momma. She plays piano and sax. And does soccer in Spring and Fall. She asks sooo many questions that I can’t answer, (hubby! Where are you??) And I can’t wait to see what she becomes when she grows up. I’m sure I’ll have lots of “dramatic” stories to post in the future.

Then there’s the boy. He is 6 and oh so rammy. He’s pure chaos. He plays soccer in Spring and Fall too. Loves his video games and hates when they are taken away. Can be angry, yet oh so sweet and loving. He has quite the sense of humor and the words that come out of his mouth! (not bad ones!!) Ones that we are surprised he knows. And yet still mixes up the ‘F” and “TH” sounds. (Waiting to be a regular in the ER, fingers crossed we are not!)

They get along. They fight. He tends to hit (not cool!). She gets sassy. (Oh great!)  They make me laugh because they’re goofballs. And they make me yell because they do not listen. I love their hugs but, alas, they don’t always want to hug….

They fight over the dumbest crap. And I swear they LOOK for something to be mad about or fight over.  You all know…. she looked at me, he put his hand in my face. She got one more cookie than me, he has the blocks I was playing with yesterday. (YESTERDAY people!!) He’s going on my Netflix profile (So. What.). She played 5 more minutes of video games. And on and on it goes.

How about when they ask a question…(Can I have candy? Can I sleep over? Can I …whatev.) And the answer at the time is no. So, 10 minutes pass. They ask again. No. 4 minutes pass. Ask again. (ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!)  I said no, please don’t ask again.  3 seconds pass. They ask again. THE ANSWER IS NO. IT HAS NOT CHANGED. STOP ASKING. I mean, come on. What is the deal??

Oh. OH!  And when you are running errands and you feel all nicey nice and get them a toy or something. Then they start whining and complaining they want to go home. And you’re like why did I buy them something. So you threaten to take it back, so they whine/cry some more. But you won’t. You know you won’t take it back. (why do we do this!?)

Ug. There’s more. There’s always more….. Mommin’ ain’t easy.

Some days are great. Some days I just sit on Facebook because adulting sucks. (Don’t tell my husband). But I think we have a good life. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since #2 was born. And do not look forward to going back to work. They still need me through high school, right!!??        But I wouldn’t trade it for the world…

What about you? Do you feel like “Mommin’ ain’t easy” some days? (Dads too!) Do you have “mommin’ ain’t easy” issues to share? What are some things your kids do that may drive you nuts? Are your little boogers good one minute then ya blink and the crazies come out?     Kids…(insert eyeroll).

Until next time….

15 Comments

  1. Tola

    May 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Yes mommin really ain’t easy but at the end of the day it is one of the most fullfiling jobs on earth so you that is enough to keep us all pushing along lol.

    1. EDamanda

      May 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Yes. Best job, but must vent sometimes! 😉

  2. Catie

    May 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Definitely anything but easy! I have three and while I Love them, they can be the hugest PITAs. Thanks for sharing your struggles with yours.

    1. EDamanda

      May 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Yes. Drive ya nuts, but steal your heart!

  3. Kayla

    May 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    LOVE THAT MUG! Super cute and true! Being a Mom is the hardest but best job out there!

    1. EDamanda

      May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks! Yes, definitely!!!

  4. The Messy Mommy

    May 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I’m a new mom and ITA, it ain’t easy. I LOVE my daughter’s persistence, and I HATE my daughter’s persistence. I spend most of my days trying to figure out a direction I can turn her so she won’t crawl back to the ONE electrical outlet that seems to be calling out to her. Our begging her not to bite or pinch or scratch me while breastfeeding. It’s a wonderfully exhausting job.

    1. EDamanda

      May 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      So many things to love and hate at the same time with kiddos. Eventually she will stop going for the outlet…I think. 😉 Good luck with that little one!

  5. Liz F.

    May 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    You crack me up! We should BBFs (best blogger friends). I just made that up but it should be a term! I’m glad you’ve decided to blab away here! My 20 month old Twinkies fight over the silliest things. 3000 toys in the living room and they come crying to me because one twin stole away the empty milk carton from the other. I’m tempted to blog about that! But then they kiss each other or have fits of laughter and it’s the best thing to see that twin bond. I’m one lucky mamma. Your kids sound pretty cool too.

    1. EDamanda

      May 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      BBFs unite!!! That’s awesome. I must check out your blog, too. Glad I could make you laugh. That is what I was hoping for!!! Twins! Look out. Double the trouble. It’s amazing what they find to fight over. #becausekids

  6. Brittany |Memoirs Of A Good Thing

    May 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Lol I can definitely relate! I have 4 kids and 1 on the way. My 2 eldest girls (7 &4) are thick as thieves but fight like cats and dogs. Of course they all had to be strong willed like my husband! =P Some days I want to rip my hair out and others I think just maybe I got this mommin thing down. I’m crazy blessed…sometimes I feel more crazy than blessed but either way I know I wouldn’t trade it for anything =)

    1. EDamanda

      May 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Uh oh. Do your oldest 2 gang up on you? 😉 Sounds like you have a lil chaos going on. Embrace it! Lol. Congrats to the 1 on the way! Awww babies!!

  7. Nicole

    May 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Mommin is so not easy and it is so nice when moms keep it real and share the struggle! Thanks for sharing with us! Appreciated the read!

    1. EDamanda

      May 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks!! That’s what I hope for. To have readers relate and/or laugh about these dang kids!! 🙂

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