Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Honesty is the Best Policy

The following is a recent text conversation I had with a long-time friend, who is also refreshingly honest about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of parenthood. When you are dizzy from how simultaneously fantastic and treacherous being a mom is, I can't tell you what a relief it is to have friends like this who make you laugh and feel less crazy.

Amie: How's the bun? And the one that's already cooked?

Me: The bun is killing me. I'm twenty times more nauseus than I was with Sabine. Why do people get pregnant again? Sabine is awesome. She's so much fun these days. How are you guys? How's Baxter and Lula?

Amie: Do not miss feeling pukey. Yuck. But it will pass. And then you have a baby. Yuck. Just kidding (sorta). Though I have to say Bax is really f-cking cute. Lula, too. Though tonight she is on a sleep strike. I, however, am pro sleep and already in bed.

Me: So funny. Yeah, it's crazy how kids are so much work and totally ruin your life but bring so much love and happiness at the same time. I wish you could just put them on a shelf when you need a break. But then mine would be on the shelf all the time.


danamite said...

THIS is what I love about your blog!


Laura Mauk said...

@Dana, thank god. Am always afraid I'm going to offend. I'm neurotic like that. But I just cannot help myself from being myself.


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