Friday, February 7, 2014

Writer's Workshop- Spoiled

I'm kinda a day late and a dollar short, but I wanted to join into Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week.
The Prompts:
1.) A blog post inspired by the word: Spoiled.
2.) A favorite candy when you were a child. Is it still a favorite?
3.) You know you’re getting old when…
4.) Something that frustrates you.
5.) A time a stranger helped you.
Before I was a mom, I said all those, "never"s and "always" that a non-mom says: "My children will NEVER sleep in my bed." "My children will always have a bedtime that we stick to." "My children will never watch tv." "My children aren't going to have a ton of toys." "We're not going to hold her while she sleep" (this one actually caused an argument in my hospital room when she was born. My MIL didn't like it when I told her to put the baby down.) Yeah, I know. Hilarious right? My kid is S-P-O-I-L-E-D!
Here she is eating take-out, in front of the tv, wearing mardi gras glasses, because she like sunglasses, so she has a billion pairs. Don't forget her beads and slap bracelets, because she likes those too and also has a billion or so.
She goes to sleep, most nights, in our bed and then we carry her to hers. Sometimes, she wakes up and gets back in bed with us. I always said that she would never sleep in our bed, but when you look into those sad, little eyes, you just melt into a puddle of goo.
Speaking of sleeping, she used to nap on top of my mom (and still does occasionally.) My mom blames it on the colic she had as a newborn.
My husband yells about the abundance of toys. Toys, toys, toys everywhere!
One of the first words she mastered- Cookies. And, hey, I'm a student of psychology, so I believe in positive reinforcement. "Here, kid, here's your cookie."
My mom just baked her cupcakes yesterday, because she kept following her around the kitchen saying, "cupcake." My mom rarely cooks or bakes, btw
The truth: I really don't care that she's spoiled. One day, she'll stop wanting to sleep in my bed. The toys will be replaced by electronics and she loves to eat fruits and veggies, so then, so what if she wants a cupcake or cookie?
My only concern is that her world is going to change in August when drumroll.....
her new brother or sister gets here!
Mama’s Losin’ It


Tara said...

I swore my kids would not sleep in our bed either. Actually it was my husband that was adamant about that one. And with our first it didn't matter, than our 2nd had colic and she could ONLY sleep on my chest. And so it began. Five years later she has her own room and sleeps in there most of the time. Except when she needs to fall asleep in our bed {dosen't even have to be with us in it} or comes in the early morning hours.

Amy McMean said...

I think everyone says ' I won't do this or that' but it always changes once the kid is here......... That's what I'm told at least!! Congrats on the new addition.

Mama Kat said...

Oh yeah, definitely have a ton of things I never thought I'd do. You're right, they really do melt us with those sweet eyes of theirs!

Tamara Camera said...

Well..congratulations!!! That's huge.
I'm laughing because yesterday I signed away my life's savings (no lie) to buy a king-sized bed. My daughter sneaks in with us every morning and it's not enough room!

Jenn said...

Okay this is too funny. I especially love the picture. I too used to say lots of nevers, but I've moved on in life! You've got to do what you've got to do, right?