I talk about how I’m in shock that my tiny little bitty newborn has grown up so fast all the time. When people would tell me that I shouldn’t blink or I will miss something I used to think that was a load of BS. Nope, they were totally right. I spent a greater part of this morning packing up all the stuff that is now too small and restocked his closet and dressers with 9 & 12 month clothing. It was really sad folding all those tiny onesies! I feel like I forgot how small he really was and I’m completely blown away by how fast they grow. Next it’ll be 18 month clothing :((((( & I’ll have a toddler! I’m not ready for this!
Hey all! Papa Bear here. Sorry. I’m not very creative; I can’t come up with anything clever like “Tails from a not-so-conventional mommy.” I’ll settle with Papa Bear, because they have tails, right? Anyway, as my son is sitting next to me trying to thwart my attempts to type, I’ll talk about my parenting style. There are a lot of different parenting styles. We have many: authoritative father, the loving mother, the dead-beat dad, the wise man, etc. My wife calls me a great dad. I wouldn’t exactly say that. As I get home after a long day at work, I open the door to the sounds of a shrieking child and an extremely stressed out wife with disheveled hair. “I’ve had to pee for 3 hours, but couldn’t because the baby,” she says as she thrusts the baby into my arms. 30 seconds (and one thankfully empty bladder) later, she walks in the room to a laughing child in the lap of his daddy watching sports. What’s my secret? The art of DISTRACTION! Dads, take notes.
My ultimate goal with my child is to either stop him from crying or to prevent him from crying. Since laughing is the opposite of crying (disagree? Google it. BOOM!), I just try to make him laugh and smile. When he starts to sniffle, I like to throw him up in the air repeatedly until he’s forgotten that he was upset. That way I can keep watching the Cubs lose while he goes and knocks over the cats’ water bowl. I don’t care. He’s not crying, right? Another distracting trick is to shake my head back and forth. He laughs uproariously! His favorite for some reason is when I pretend to be that big black lady with an attitude from that one credit card commercial. The trick is to shake your head back and forth repeatedly and shout “I’m a big black lady with an attitude! NOW HOW CAN I HELP YOU!?” It works, guys. Try it. Seriously. Attention Deficit Disorder is a wonderful thing.
Distraction need not be used solely when the bb is crying. Our little bear cub likes to flip onto his stomach while we change his diaper. At first, I would try to prevent him from doing it. This only made him flip out and burst my ear drums with his deafening shrieks. I then allowed him to flip over, but that led to poop EVERYWHERE. I decided, finally, to try my distraction method. It takes every trick in the book, but it works! The big black woman with an attitude distracts him from rolling, and the… shit. Sorry guys. Gotta go. Baby is crying for some reason. I’ll be back next week.
Not that I have a long list of things I don’t like about being a wife because most of it is awesome but there is one thing that bothers ME when I know it really shouldn’t. I have this weird ideal of what the “perfect” housewife should be. I feel bad if I take a shower in the morning and never make it to the hair and makeup step or I feel crappy if there are dishes in the sink. I know it’s SO STUPID but it really does bother me sometimes! I think it all comes from my mother, she’s like fricken supermom who could wash the floor and blow dry her hair at the same time. But me, nah, I am not that talented.
For example, Everett and I had swim classes this morning. So now, here it is 2:30 in the afternoon and I’ve yet to even shower. Missed the opportunity during nap time because I was doing the other 3,000 things. I just want to be my prettiest for the husband when he gets home. He never never never complains but I do. Hmmmmm, End Rant.
I’m so excited to have all these new followers 🙂 I hope you guys find some enjoyment out of my posts and as always feel free to comment! I also have up a new layout! Check it out 🙂
Being a military family, one of the hardest parts of being away is the constant missing friends and family. I have only been apart of this lifestyle for a little over a year now and as it does get easier, it still isn’t easy. I feel even worse because of the fact that we do have a baby and I can’t imagine how hard it is for them to be missing a lot of the things that happen during the first year. Meh, it’s what I signed up for.
I’m quite challenged in the design department but love a cute lookin’ blog as much as the next guy. So I have decided to have a company help me out 🙂 The new layout will be installed this evening and I’m very excited about it.
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I also noticed there is a section on the site titled “how I learned to design” It’s a company called mommy blog designs. You better believe I’m going to look into that 🙂 I’m one of those who always wants to keep learning. Why not add in web designer to my list of things I can do!
I feel as if I always have so much to say. In regards to either all of the experiences I have being a new mom or the crazy and exciting things that I encounter as working as a vet tech; well there has to be someone out there who is interested in reading about it! Along with this blog I’ll also be creating a Facebook page. I get so many questions as it is about things going on with their pets I figured opening up communication on a page will be a great way to get opinions on things going on with them. As well as baby related questions. I always have tons of them so I’m hoping other people will be able to help me out along this journey of parenthood. I don’t plan on making this live for at least a few weeks. I have a lot I need to figure out before that happens 🙂 Wish me luck.