Well, this is my first blog post in a long time. I've been a bit overwhelmed lately trying to juggle a new baby and life in general and I just have to say; being a parent is challenging. If you didn't know, I guess you needed me to tell you. Never feel like you are in it alone, or that your struggles are yours alone. I bet I can find a story that if told, someone out there will nod to let me know they've had the same experience.
Anyway, it goes without saying that this has been a very long, tiring week. I've got some personal and familial challenges that have left me battling exhaustion, but as you know, life as we know it, goes on. I've got house chores to do, dirty bottoms to change, spittle to clean and children and a husband to raise. Kids have no idea what us parents must go through just to ensure their comfort. And, after the crazy week I've had, imagine that I went to the bathroom where I know I sent my boys to shower, only to find the little one in the shower alone, while the big one stood on the sink trying to peer through the little space between the roof and the wall to see outside. I think I was truly a super hero the way I handled that particular challenge. To my credit, I honestly didn't get angry. I simply gave him the spanking he'd been asking for and sent him in the bath.
You know, I sometimes think that when we put the kids to bed, they all meet up in dream land at a big kids convention where they brainstorm ways to make their parents fret. The most recent feat for Shakir is that he has perfected his look complete and utter unawareness. Yeah, that's not the word I was going for, but my mind is a complete blank. Its a look where his mouth gapes open, his eyes widen and his brows turn into a V. My mother calls it his 'dumb' look. Anyway, what happens is he does something he thinks no one is privy to and when confronted, he puts on his mask. SMH. At that point, I transform into Amazing Alli and can deduce the lie in about two seconds with a little help from my weapon of mass destruction.
Jaheim now has begun to refer to himself in the third person. He fancies himself a little super hero, so there I was minding my own business when he sprang off the bed like a ninja turtle and landed with a loud thump in a chair as he loudly exclaimed, "Jaheim did it!"
Like I said, parenting is a challenge, Good thing I'm a super mom. I can handle it.
Allison is mother to two active boys who challenge her on a day to day basis with their escapades. In her other life, Allison juggles a regular day job as a marketing executive in a health food organization. At night, when everyone is asleep, she dreams of being a fulltime writer and super hero.