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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I'm a Bad Friend (and other confessions of a first-time mom)

Tee: Target, Shorts: JCrew Factory, Flops: GAP Outlet
It's true.  Motherhood has consumed me.  My days revolve around naps, feedings, laundry, and diapers.  As I've gotten so wrapped up in my selflessness, I've realized I've not spent nearly enough time or given nearly enough attention to my friendships.  Particularly my friendships with people who don't have children.  So guilty.  I'm going to work on that.

So although I'm being completely selfless, I'm coming across extremely selfish.  Ugh!

When people say they're going to "swing by" or "stop in" I get anxious.  I mean, that's nice and all, but you can't just do it when CT is napping or maybe I'm going to want to watch that new soap opera I've become addicted to...what do I do if you stop in at the wrong time?


I smell things before I put them on.  So, I've worn the same shorts 3 days this week.  Okay, well, they don't smell so that's okay....right?

No, I don't have an opinion on the dress that Jennifer Lawrence wore to the last award show.  Or any award show.  I didn't see it.  I DVR Saturday Night Live for crying out loud.

There are at least three diaper bags prepped and ready to go in my living room at any point on any given day.

If you do show up, step over the toys and blankets on the floor.  We plan to use those later so there is not use picking them up for visitors.  

While you're in my bathroom, feel free to give the counter a good wipe down or scrub the toilet.  I don't know the last time something other than a Clorox wipe graced that surface.

5 minutes seems like forever when you have a fussy baby in the checkout line at the grocery store, but 5 minutes goes by in a blink when you're in the shower and baby wakes up from a nap.

10 comments:

  1. My comment was getting excessive so I emailed you instead haha

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  2. OMG, I love this post, I feel like I literally could have written it! It is so hard to stay in touch with friends that don't have kids. Your lives are just so different, it's hard to keep up!

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  3. This post is so true not just for first - time moms but just moms in general!

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  4. You just described my current life! I get so antsy when people say they are going to stop by- I mean 1. My house is a wreck with laundry and baby toys everywhere, 2. What if you show up while I'm nursing or little guy is napping and 3. Most days I don't even make it out of my PJs granted I do shower everyday but still!

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  5. oh my gosh i thought i was the only asshole that got anxious when company just popped over... what if the baby was sleeping [finally] and all i wanted to do was catch up on my 54656676 bloglovin unread posts and not actually talk to anyone? haha!

    -natalie-
    www.thesecondbestblog.com

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