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A Day in the Life of a Mom of Three

Since my lil guy was born, people frequently ask me what being a mom of three is like. I usually answer that it's sort of like having two kids, but crazier — we're (my husband and I are) out numbered, the rewards are greater, my days are fuller and the unexpected continues to happen. I also can't imagine my life being any other way. Here are a couple of examples.

  • The other night, my husband was working so I gave the kids baths before we sat down to dinner. We were about 10 minutes into eating, when I realized I was the only one clothed.
  • I have a mini heart attack every time my baby pulls a blanket over his head even though he erupts in a fit of laughter while playing Houdini to get out.
  • My daughter thinks "being tricky" is genetic and credits her prankster ways to her aunt and uncle. She tells her brother that his stuffed tiger comes alive at night so I have a three-foot striped beast sleeping in the hallway
  • When my three-year-old gets really upset he "fires" people. But, if you sense it coming and tell him you quit, he runs off like a wounded CEO. Maybe he's the next Donald Trump?
  • I had to take my kids to Costco during its peak hour last Saturday to shop for a party and emerged with $300 worth of stuff, my daughter riding the cart like a scooter, my preschooler in the front seat, my baby in a carrier and a look of relief on my face. But, it was too early to declare victory because right when I was about to, my son had to pee and I realized my lil guy had thrown up all over me.

What is a day in your life like?

Rally-RE Rally-RE 7 years
LOL - great stories :)
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lolol starbucks!! Yeah, there's nothing like having someone else let you know you've got body fluids on you.. hahaha. It would usually happen at totally conveinent times like while holding her and trying to slide my debit card at the store, or while filling out the 20 bajillion papers at the drs, etc.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
MissSushi, just yesterday I was videochatting with my my mother-by-heart and she pointed out my baby had just puked all over me....I didn't notice anything!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol! the vomit thing used to get me all the time, ugh. She used to puke so thickly it made no sound and often didn't soak into fabric... so sometimes strangers pointed it out if I didn't notice right away. Fantastic! :|
wiggle wiggle 7 years
Oh man! Still on the fence about three, but this was an informative slice of your life. Thanks for sharing.
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