Its been two years that I have been threatening to start back blogging but life somehow always seems to get in the way. I have three kids now - the latest addition is a mouthy three year old who often poses as the girly little princess her dad envisioned her as, but regularly proves that she is a force to be reckoned with. I often think if she had been the first one to come along that we would most definitely not be dealing with three kids. This realization came to me from the time she was in the womb. It was like I had been taken over by a vicious alien species and I'm not just talking about the pain either. My mouth would, seemingly of its own accord, simply distribute tongue lashings to whomever should cross my path. I chewed out random strangers. I chewed out friends. I chewed out family.
The day she was born was also a day that special note should be given to. I still remember it like it was just yesterday. After she was delivered, the midwife suggested I should try to breastfeed her. I put her against me and her mouth opened in instant expectation. I struggled to place my breast in her mouth and the midwife decided my movements were too much since she was still tending to me. She suggested to the nurse that it would be best to clean the child and bring her back. The moment my child realized their intent, she made a loud string of discontented sounds, which I kid you not, sounded like she was delivering her first ever in-person tongue lashing.
I'd like to tell you that it has been three years and that her nature has changed, but it has not. Single-handedly, she has managed to redefine the meaning behind me being a super mom. On one hand, she is the sweetest, most affectionate little angel and on the other hand, she is a bossy, mouthy little terrorist who thinks she is the boss of the universe. With a sweet smile, she wraps daddy around her little finger and paints this super mom as the villain of this story.
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.