Before I get started today I need to give a giant thank you to Brandi over at The Adventures of a Dysfunctional Supermom for the amazingly, flattering, and blush triggering introduction/shout out on twitter yesterday. How is that I’m just now discovering your hysterical blog?
So I’ve been thinking about this post ever since Christine from All About Momsense and Nadia from Musing By the Light of the Moon came to me with this May blog hop idea. What was I going to write about on my big day? I figured I should write something poetic and sweet about Ellie and how much I love being her mom.
Seriously? That is just not me. Of course I love Ellie and sure I love being her Mom, but honestly my life does not revolve around being a Mom. There are so many things that I want to accomplish out of life. Raising Ellie is just happens to be one of them.
Of course my Husband and I have mades changes and compromises when Ellie has come along. No more just leaving the house for a spontaneous night at the bar. A quick trip to Vegas isn’t always in the cards now. Going out to the movies normally means we’ll be seeing something produced by Pixar. But there are things I refuse to compromise on.
1. I still have wine night with friends as often as I can. Sure most of the time the kids are in the next room watching Yo Gabba Gabba, but I still get my glass of wine ( or 5) and some good celebrity gossip time.
2. My husband and I still travel often. We tend to have more baggage now that there’s a third person traveling with us. We also don’t get bumped up to first class as often as we did before Ellie, but we’re still flying the friendly skies.
3. I make an effort to try and look nice 90% of the time I leave the house. I do not wear clothes according to what is easiest, I wear what makes me feel good. I will not be giving up my heals or wedges anytime soon. Trust me, I can catch the fastest kid in my heals.
4. My car is my car, not my daughter’s. If I let my daughter think this is her car, what is she going to expect when she’s 16? I shutter to think. I bought a car that I would enjoy and my next car might even be a convertible. That’s right, you heard me, a drop top! (Part of me thinks if I keep saying that I’m getting a convertible, it might actually happen.)
5. From the time my daughter was an infant we’ve taken her to nice restaurants. We’ve had a number of trips to the lobby for time outs, but we stuck with it. Now if Ellie is the only child she will sit politely in her chair as long as we do.
I think rather than adapting to Ellie, she adapted to us. As you can see by the picture, that might not be a good thing.
Now I’m not saying the way I’ve decided to parent is for everyone, nor do I judge those who dedicate everything to being a Mom. It’s just not me. I tried and I was a miserable person to be around.
I maybe Ellie’s Mom, but my first name is still Theresa and I am more than just Ellie’s Mom. I’m a wife, I’m a dancer, I’m a blogger, I’m a vlogger, I’m a computer nerd, I’m photography enthusiast, I’m a traveler, I’m a spa lover, and in between all those things I’m a Mom to pretty amazing little girl.
Tomorrow head on over to the Beautiful Sara’s page Momma Findings. She’s always has an amazing review up. You could head over there today for Music Monday. Hey Sara, I may
steal I mean borrow that idea from you.