Monday, October 8, 2012

Ready Or Not

Every once in a while, I start to feel a little too... "Mom-ish".  You know what I mean, where your entire life revolves around your kids, and you start to become so "Mom-ish" that you begin to lose your identity a little.  Don't get me wrong, I think being a mom is awesome and I absolutely love it.  It is hard, yes.  But it is so rewarding and my girls make my heart soooo happy it makes me get emotional just thinking about it.  But there are times where I feel a little unlike myself and I need a little bit of "me" to come back so I don't go crazy.  Does that make sense?

Anyway, the hours b/w 4-6pm are always rough.  The girls are getting extra cranky, I'm at the end of my rope, and I am trying to make dinner while the girls fight over the stool so they can watch me closely or help with dinner.  Typically, it is really cute when they want to help.  But not b/w 4-6pm.  I like to call those "The Dark Hours" of the day where every one of us is cranky and have had it with each other and we're all just waiting for Nate to get home because everyone's mood miraculously changes into a good one.  I hope I'm not the only mom who feels this way. :-/

So, to get through "The Dark Hours", I will typically blast some music to tune out the crying and fighting over who knows what.  Laurie Berkner (my kids favorite) is really great but I can only handle so much of her music to keep my sanity.  So, every once in a while when I am feeling a little too "Mom-ish", I will put on some music that make me feel a little more adult.  For example, when I am feeling like busting out singing and getting emotional, I will put on Les Miserables.  Wicked is good for the busting out part, too.  And then I put on some more cool and hip songs to make myself feel a little more... cool.  Is "cool" even a cool word anymore?  Don't answer that.

Anyway, there is one song in particular that makes me feel like a total Bad A and I love it.  Whenever it starts, I suddenly turn into a little white gangster and I dance and sing to this song with so much attitude and just like my life depended on it.  I even get in the girls or Nate's face while I pretend like I am the real singer of this amazing song.  And I know I probably look like a total idiot when I bust out to this song, but I FEEL so cool and untouchable that I don't even care what I truly must look like.

Anyway, here is the song, and I hope it makes you mom's feel a little more sassy and a little more cool.  :)

What song helps you feel a little more like yourself when you're feeling a little too Mom-ish?


Emily said...

Kelly, first of all thank you for making me LOL. You are so silly and I love it. Great song choice. I wouldn't say I have one song that helps me feel less "mom-ish" but pretty much anything that isn't Raffi. On the rare occasion I get to run an errand alone, I seriously BLAST the radio as loud as I can stand it and enjoy those few minutes of whatever is on the radio (even though I don't have a clue who is singing).

Just wait until you pass 30, "coolness" takes a serious nose dive. :)

cherise and Tristan said...

I think it is a good thing feeling mom-ish. I see too many mom's that are so obsessed with their "me time" that they need to be a little more mom-ish. Life should revolve around your kids when they are so little and your main identity should be that of a mother. That is what you are first and foremost at this stage in your life. If you are feeling too mom-ish and like that is your identity I think it means you are doing a great job as a mother. Keep it up Kelly!

Haley said...

Amen to Emily's comment! I totally relish the few moments where I'm in the car alone. Oh, and I'm so with you on 4-6 pm being the dark hours. It's like all three of us turn into cranky pants and then when Ty walks through the door it all evaporates!

Dale, Julie, Jaxon, Britta, and Max said...

You'd be proud! I guessed the song before I looked on you-tube!!! least I'm proud :)