Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One of Those Days


Was one of those days.

You know the ones.

When you run out of laundry soap before you remember to wash the baby's clothes and everything is dirty and you have to dig out some mis-matched-hand-me-down-too-big clothes from your really disorganized closet because taking naked babies to Target in Winter weather on a laundry soap run?  Is generally frowned upon.

And then, when you are repeating positive affirmations to yourself in an effort to come down off the adrenaline rush it required to strap the thrashing and wailing baby into the car seat (I am a good mother.  I am a GOOD Mother.) you realize people might not be so skeptical of said affirmations if you would remember to say them silently.

At least you do remember to grab a few of those baby food pouches of organic pureed mango that your little one loves so much.  So much does he love those little pouches, that he resumes the thrashing and wailing at the injustice of putting said pouches into the cart, instead of into his mouth.  So you cave because there is no way you are ever going to even make it to the laundry aisle with this furious protesting and it is not like it is a candy bar for Pete's sake.  It is mango.  Organic mango.  (I am a good mother.)

So you twist off the lid to give him a taste.  But he has graduated from his days of passive slurping from these pouches.  Oh yes!  He's a crawler now (since last Friday) and in his advanced maturity of independent locomotion, he must hold that pouch himself.  With a guttural growl and in a vice grip of dedicated baby fingers, he sends the mango puree streaming out of the package like a bright orange fountain.  All over himself, the cart and his (very good) mother.

Of course you make haste for the checkout line and handing over your (slightly sweet and sticky) credit card you try to explain the mango mess to a checkout clerk who pretends to be sympathetic.

You arrive home, extract the tropical scented baby from the car seat (thrashing and wailing) and breathe a sigh of relief.

Until you realize?

You forgot to buy the laundry soap.


  1. You so make me smile. I'm sorry you had one of those days, but the fact that you can talk about it in this way is wonderful. You are a good mom.

  2. Clean clothes are over-rated. And people pay good money for mango anti-aging cream.

    I totally made that part up but mango seems like it would be a trendy face cream ingredient. lol