TGIF? Screw that. I still have to wake up in the middle of the night, change 1,000 diapers, go to the grocery store, cook, clean, and have dinner ready by 6. How about TGIS when I have a hubby who takes the baby into the family room to play at 8am and lets me sleep until 11. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Here’s what my new normal looks like in photo montage:
6. (No photo) Mommy has 30 minutes to shower before the baby wakes up
10. After all of this is done, I have roughly 30 minutes of sleepy baby (as long as I don’t try to take him out of his car seat) before he starts screaming and it’s time to start this whole process over. Realize that you can’t get anything done in 30 minutes. Turn off the car, don’t dare touch the sleeping baby, and enjoy 30 minutes of peeing in peace, brushing my teeth in peace, pretending like I was ambitious enough to read (in peace), and picking up after the baby. In peace.
Lather, rinse, repeat.