1) Any mom who lets their kids watch Sprout or Nickelodeon (who, me? Let me kids watch TV? NEVER!!! - and I accept your Oscar nomination for best supporting sarcasm role...) knows that every commercial break it seems as if Care.com is advertised. They are cute little commercials with cute little kids talking about the great babysitters and caregivers their parents can find on the website. (As a side note, I used Care.com three years ago when we still lived in St. Paul and found one of the best babysitters ever! It's a great site.)
Let me explain that it has been a pretty hectic time in our house. My husband is in trial (let me stress in trial and not on trial, thank God) and I have been
So, after one of the commercials aired last night, my First Grader comes into the kitchen and says, "Mom, can you PLEASE look up Care.com? I REALLY want a babysitter!!!"
Talk about putting your woe-is-me-bad-mommy-mood in check.
2) Since my husband hasn't been home for dinner in a few weeks, our evening meal is all too kid-friendly. Fish sticks, crackers and hummus, spaghetti. Last night my First Grader wanted leftover cold, plain spaghetti noodles for a snack. No sauce. No cheese. Okay, whatever. At this point I didn't care as long she wasn't complaining. (At least she ate an apple with it.) In any event, she wanted her "kids chopsticks" to eat the noodles with. (They are cute plastic chopsticks connected with an animal cutout at the top to hold them together.) So I gave them to her. And then my youngest, who was eating cashews and raisins, wanted chopsticks too. And then my darling cashew-loving four-year-old boy came into the kitchen and shouted loudly, over and over...
"Mom, I need chopsticks for my nuts! I need chopsticks for my nuts!"