Friday, April 22, 2011

Exception To The Rule

There are certain things that mothers can get away with just simply because they're moms and -- as moms -- they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. 
How are you bending the rules? 

* Mommy Time: 
I've never been one to be prompt... unlike Doug, who believes that if you're on time, you're late.  He's always at least 10 minutes early for everything.  I've always felt like the ugly stepchild for my tardiness.  But alas, most moms have bouts of lateness every now and again.  Consider the obstacles that prevent you from getting out the door: poop explosions, temper tantrums, the utter debacle that ensues after you allow your two-year-old to dress herself.   

* A Pee In A Pod: 
Potty training? Then I'm sure you've at one point or another allowed your child to "go" just about anywhere. 

* Paging Dr. Feelgood: 
For a busy mom trying to juggle the solar system, it's always five o'clock somewhere. 

* Free Upgrade: 
OK, I hope I'm not alone here.  Sometimes you just have to flash your mommy card to move to the front of the line or receive expedited service.  There are times when I WON'T try to console Mackenzie just to gain some sympathy.  Complete meltdown in line at the post office? "Oh thank you SO MUCH for letting us go ahead of you.  It's her nap time and I really need to get her home as soon as possible." 

* Kid Casual: 
While I haven't hit rock bottom and bought "mom jeans" I have to admit that my wardrobe has changed quite a bit these days.  If you're heading out with your kids you're allowed to stray from the typical dress code.  Moms have to be "wash and wear" and that includes a willingness to get puked on, snotted on, and muddied.  There comes a time in a woman's life where she needs to get over the notion that she has to wear the right thing.  That her clothes must fit in with the crowd.  That she needs a new wardrobe. What I need is a comfy pair of shoes and a whole lot of stain remover. 

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