Parenting is the most wonderful and difficult thing I could ever imagine. Brooks is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I’m so pumped to spend the summer with him! Losing hours upon hours of sleep is not the most wonderful part in case you were wondering. Especially for a bear like me. (Insert cry face emoji here!)
As of late, my little stinker has lost interest in sleep about half the time. I guess it could be worse, right? I mean partying in your crib because you just learned to stand is pretty fun. Add to that back to back double inner ear infections and now what I think is teething and you have one caffeinated momma on your hands. Oh… did I mention that I’m pretty sure I have a sinus infection? Summer 2017 I will conquer you yet!!! You can’t hold me down!
I realized I am dangerously close to simply complaining here, so I’m done. This post is really about overcoming and embracing all of those challenges and having fun.
In order to have fun despite the crazy, I must have the following:
- Caffeine. Of any sort really. Spark and coffee are my go to bad habits of choice, but man I really want a huge Sonic Coke sometimes!! Trying to lay off the sugar filled coke is tough, but this baby weight really loves hanging around. I mean aren’t all mommas highly caffeinated for at least the first 18 years of their child’s life? Surely it’s not just me.
- Essential Oils. MUST have Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Purification, Stress Away, and Surrender. I WILL kick your butt sinus infection!
- Comfy Yoga Clothes. MUST HAVE COMFY clothes. MUST. Whether I go to yoga or not is beside the point. And yes, I do attend yoga on occasion.
- Hat. A cute, Pimpin’ Joy or Disney hat to be specific. This is also a must as I may or may not be able to wash my hair on the regular this summer. I’m sure you all will forgive me. We have a lot of fun to accomplish, and I simply can’t be bothered with the mop that exists on the top of my head. I’ll deal with it in August before I have to go back to work, okay?
Any other mommas out there have their own must haves for summer break? I’m open to all new terrible habit formations at this point. Just message me. No really.
Here’s to hoping all mommas have a great summer!