Well with the exception of how my child refuses to sleep anywhere but in our bed, and I feel like we've totally effed up any chance of her sleeping through the night in her crib, and am pretty sure she will be happiest sleeping between Mommy and Daddy until she's like 22. And other then when I have to cut her bangs. (I do NOT rock at that!) And other then when I shamefully, with my head hung low, sneak NessQuick powder into her milk sippy in a desperate attempt to get her to consume some calcium seeing as she's decided she no longer has an interest in bottles, and refuses to drink regular milk from her cup, and I don't know what else to do.
But other then those instances, I think I'm pretty good at this gig.
And then, I start reading all these recent mommy blogs, with the Public Service Announcements, about all the Christmas toys they HATE and how they will shove/throw/jam said hated toys in not very nice places of anyone who gifts these "horrible" toys to their children. Some of these "horrific" toys are things I've seen (and maybe even purchased as Christmas gifts for Growly Bear!) and thought were super cool and fun looking! But, I haven't had to have them in my home indefinitely... So what the hell do I know?
And so now, I'm wondering, have I just set my self up for a disastrous and annoying Christmas morning by buying Growly Bear toys that require some assembly/have on-off switches/make noise/use batteries/have small'ish parts that can get lost or go missing or get stepped on? Maybe I don't rock at the Mommy gift giving thing! Maybe this is one of the times that the fact that I'm a "new mom" will be blatantly obvious and I'll be hiding in my bedroom, crying and pulling my hair out, drinking wine, wishing I'd listened to the other mommy bloggers, and willing all the stupid new toys to just die! Or maybe (and this is what I'm hoping) I'm just a super cool mom who has as much fun as Growly Bear does playing with all the new fun toys!
Guess we'll see if I'm as cool as I like to think I am, or if I'm drunk and oblivious by noon on Boxing Day.
Love and Hugs