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Only a mother….

You know those babies only a mother could love? Well, here’s a handful of things I did today that only a mother could understand.

1. I buttoned a sweater onto The Child while singing “Wheels on the Bus” … while I was sitting on the toilet, peeing.

2. I said to my cat, “No matter how much cancer you have, I’m not feeding you again today.”

3. I let The Child eat a handful of cashews off the floor. When she asked for more, instead of putting them in her bowl, I just dropped them on the floor.

4. While holding The Child to my breast to nurse, I stirred onions in a cast-iron skillet and salted a pot of lentils and barley.

5. On the way home from the grocery store, The Child wanted cheese. I had cheese, but only in a one-pound block and no knife. So I bit off baby-bite-sized chunks and spat them out into my hand and put them on her stroller tray. A tray which I was fairly certain sparrows had stood upon not four hours earlier and which I had not yet washed down.

I feel certain that this says something about my parenting skills. Not sure what, precisely, but something.

Categories: motherhood
  1. Raise Hell
    October 23, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Haha!! #3 had me laughting SO HARD!!!

  2. October 23, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    umm hmmm, biting off toddler sized bits of food is quite akin (sp?) to the way birds feed their young…speaking of sparrows…just glad you didn’t have to regurgitate the cashews onto the floor…

  3. October 23, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I was there for #2…LOL!

    It says you’re surviving. 🙂

  4. October 24, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Ha. This is a classic! I often bit off apple pieces for Pitter when knives are unavailable.

  5. November 4, 2007 at 1:02 am

    OK, that all sounds pretty normal to me.
    But then, look at my latest blog post… the one where my son wakes up demanding a new toothbrush. 🙂

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