Here are a few additional thoughts on some Instagram photos I recently posted.
Sometimes, I make amazing choices that benefit my health. Sometimes, I make amazing choices that benefit my mental health.
As I checked out with these four items in tow, the cashier said "You must have had a hard day. But you're about to have a great night."
What's your go-to comfort purchase?
This is my friend Hannah and her brand new daughter, Adelaide. A is one month old and weighs FOURTEEN POUNDS. Can I tell you something? All babies are beautiful, BUT fat babies win the prize. Having recently eaten with three new moms, I've noticed how anxious they can get in public. The potential for screaming and pooping and drooling is high which is rare in a restaurant (unless the joint serves happy hour wings.)
These parents apologized because their babies whimpered or slept or didn't sleep or needed feeding. One even said "I'm sorry he wasn't more entertaining." I want to publicly ask for forgiveness if I ever made a mothering friend feel nervous about how their baby may perform. This isn't a soundstage on a studio lot, it's Chick-Fil-A. Your kid can cry.
Are you an anxious mom? Are you someone who makes a mom anxious?
Do you have a Jimmy John's where you live? There are more than 2,000 so let's pretend you do. They sell "day-old" bread for $0.50 every day. The best part is they consider "day-old" to be anything older than four hours. Hence this delicious cinnamon french toast. JJ's even has a Pinterest board full of recipes for this slightly aged masterpiece.
What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
My bathroom just got shiny new tile floors and a gorgeous new commode. Can I tell you how much I love that toilet? With its elongated bowl and water efficiency. Adulthood. However, the color of the tile was more beige and less gray than I expected so painting the walls seemed necessary. I prepped the room, taped the trim, set down drop cloths, picked out a cute paint shirt and got to work. That lasted 20 minutes. I'm 5'2"-ish. I can't.
Thankfully, Katherine from Grass Stains offered to paint the room in exchange for cake pops.
What would you do for me in exchange for cake pops?