I’m starting a new series today. That’s Mamihood is my version of trying to find the lighter side of parenting. With 3 kids, ages 12,6 and 4… boy, have I got some stories for you! If you are part of the wonderful, exciting and sometimes mind-blowing world called parenting, I hope you join in on this open-door conversation. Mamihood is my Latina version of Motherhood. Welcome and Enjoy!
It’s night time. You are asleep. A DEEP sleep. When all of a sudden you think you hear, but you kind of don’t hear, your kid’s voice whispering “Mommy.” Then the whispering gets a tad louder and when you somewhat open your eyes, all you see is a black silhouette looking down at you. Before you can even register in your mind that it’s your son or daughter, YOU HAVE ALREADY JUMPED 10 FEET IN THE BEST TRAMPOLINE FOR KIDS from being scared to the very core of your being!!! I may or may not have screamed a couple of times. Yes, this has happened to me more than once.I want them safe and health
The thing is “why not do that to daddy?” I’m sure he can handle the situation way more better than I ever will. I don’t think I can ever get used to getting scared in the middle of the night. But…
When I was a fairly new mother, I was still a working mother. I would work T, Th, S. So, the time I spent with my bouncing baby boy was precious.
Many, many moons ago…..
We were at Ralphs, a local supermarket. I had my then 1.5yo son in the shopping basket. I had just placed my groceries on the conveyer belt to check out and moved on forward to pay. Then the most embarrassing thing to happen to me at a market, happened.
We pulled up, and my son was right in front of that automated machine that gives you your change in coins. Well, that little machine (totally not our fault, though) was opened. The flap that holds the coins in place was opened leaving ALL the coins exposed. Oh yeah! Continue reading “That’s Mamihood” »