Anyone catch the Family Guy reference? I don’t think I’ve watched that show in years, but I still use a quote or two now and then, especially “that really grinds my gears!”
Don’t let the post fool you, I’m actually in a great mood today. Kevin took the first 30 minutes of baby-duty this morning while I went for a quick run. (half-mile jog, 6 sprinting hill repeats, and half-mile back home) It felt great to be out without the stroller and before the heat and humidity laid claim on the gorgeous day.
Despite my cheery mood, I’m sharing a few things that grind my gears. I’ll be back later this week or the next with things I’m loving, so don’t write me off as a grouch just yet.
1. Pizza burn. Yeah, you know how pizza cheese turns to liquid hot magma and scorches the roof of your mouth. Of course, this isn’t all bad because it means I got to eat pizza last night. Ethan’s great grandparents visited and treated us to Mellow Mushroom.
2. Companies that want something for nothing. You wouldn’t believe how many big-name companies have contacted me recently requesting that I write posts for… you guessed it… free. Really?
3. The hidden costs of staying home. Ethan and I run an errand every day. It’s good for both of us to get out of the house, but frankly, it’s not good for my wallet. Without my extra income, the shopping Has.To.Stop. Oh, and it doesn’t help that we’re going to Babies R’ Us later today for a new car seat. ughhhhhhh (BTW, picked up that new toy this week at a consignment shop)
4. Short naps. ‘Nuff said.
5. Irregularity. Male readers, this one isn’t for you. Since having E, my cycle hasn’t been regular, and it’s kinda’ stressful when I’m a week or two late month after month. This oven isn’t ready for another bun!
6. Baby proofing. This kid (like most all) is into everythinggggg. We put up cabinet locks recently, and they are soooo anoying! I think it’s deterring me from cleaning. Parent proofing? Do they make these for my wallet?
7. Certain mom blogs. I’ve seen a few mom blogs that like to dish out advice as if it’s the answer to every baby-related question known to man… er…. to mom. Maybe something worked for your baby. Maybe you got lucky. Maybe your baby is naturally a good sleeper/even tempered/whatever the heck else. Until you’ve raised 20 babies in 20 different style homes with 20 different hubby’s with different parenting styles, I don’t trust your experience. Frankly, if that has been your life, I don’t trust you anyway.
This isn’t to say there aren’t great mom blogs out there who offer helpful advice. It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.
8. Lists that don’t end at 3, 5, or 10.
- What’s been grinding your gears lately? Go ahead – vent, it’s good for the soul!