I know – that one was easy.
In the A to Z Challenge, G is for Guest Post. Convenient, that this falls on Wednesday, my usual spot for guest posts. Especially because my guest poster today – Robin, of Masshole Mommy – has no Gs in her blog name.
She’s here writing about life before her two Gs though – her sons. What is a G, you ask? Let’s refer to the Urban Dictionary for all my homies from the other side of the tracks (and by that I mean any neighborhood nicer than mine):
G – (jee) A real G can be defined as someone who is true to themself and stood the test of time as a robust individual, whom did not change under rough circumstances.
Not sure having Robin as your mama qualifies, gents.
Don’t let the blog name fool you. They’re all Massholes up there. She’s also a mommy. Sure, she’s who I’d pick in an alley fight outside Fenway Park. She’s the combination trophy wife/ball-buster any American bloke would be happy to match up with.
I’m honored to have her in this space today. She’s kind of a big deal.
She’s funny, she’s smart. She drives fast and doesn’t take shit from anyone. And once upon a time, before she became a mom … well, I’l let her take it from here. Please give a warm welcome to Robin today on the CD.
One day, not too long ago, I found myself asking my youngest son if he had just eaten a rock. Talk about something I never thought I would ever say. Seriously, a rock?!?!
Anyhow, that got me to thinking about what life was like before I became a mom and how much it’s changed since I did.
Before I became a mom…….
- I never had to pick anyone else’s nose.
- I actually fit very nicely into size 2 jeans and had no idea how much things would change after I had kids (and how little I would actually care about it).
- I had never been pooped on, peed on, spit on, puked on, drooled on, sneezed on or had boogers wiped on me.
- I had no idea how much I would enjoy singing along to They Might Be Giants while I’m driving in the car. Even when I’m alone.
- I had the luxury of being able to pee and take a shower with the bathroom door shut!
- I could wear heels every day – and rocked ’em. These days the only shoes I “rock” are the ones that keep me flat on the ground.
- I thought nothing about stopping at McDonald’s at 2 am for a Big Mac & fries.
- I never found little bits of ground up Cheez-It’s or Goldfish crackers in the bottom of my bag.
- I was able to have a sick day (or more importantly, a “mental health” day). These days, if I take a day off…..wait a second – I don’t get days off. Crap.
- I totally took getting a good nights sleep for granted.
I’m a completely different person than I was ten years ago before I had my first son, but you know what? I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Oh, and for the record, he did eat a rock.
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Robin has lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for her entire life She is a mom to two energetic little boys ages 7 & 10 and she loves to share her family’s adventures on her website, Masshole Mommy. She loves to travel, she’s a major Disney fanatic and absolutely loves 80’s movies! When she’s not busy chasing her boys around, you will most likely find her in a zumba class or at the dojo working towards her black belt in krav maga. She is a self proclaimed geek and enjoys sharing her love of pop culture, especially Star Wars, with her children.