Reflections of Motherhood

I was excited to take the entire two months off to spend with Baby Pancakes instead of working.  It was definitely a blessing to be able to do this.  It was also really difficult work. It didn’t begin the way I wanted tit too but in the end…it was exactly the way I wanted it…filled with lots of fun and adventurous activities.

We probably went to every single park in and around the neighborhood.  Went to the beach several times.   Went to the museum and Sesame Park.  We went “outside” (in Baby Pancakes’ voice) a million times.  He learned many news words.  He played and played.  He is a wonderful athlete….which means he is physical.  It was generally a wonderful summer.

What I learned was that I am no where ready to be a stay-at-home mother.  I enjoyed the no schedule and being able to wake up whenever when Baby Pancakes wanted to wake up but i wasn’t prepared for the fact that the day had to be planned jammed packed with activities.  Baby Pancakes couldn’t go a second of unstructured activity because she becomes bored and when boredom hits, he wants to be all over the place and my poor nerves just wasn’t prepared for that.

I also realized i don’t have the patience to deal with all the whinning that my two year-old has started to do.  He went on a playdate with a family friend…a little girl…and ever since he’s been extra whinny (i know it’s also the stage he’s had) always making statements like “mine, mine”.  My Baby Pancakes never uttered those words (he acted like everything was his) before and now he won’t stop.  Even the food i put in my mouth while we are sharing a snack is “mine, mine”.

I think as an individual it’s good to know your limitations especially as a parent/mother.

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About Mrs. Pancakes

I became Mrs. Pancakes on 4.23.11! I became Mama Pancakes on 8.28.12! And our lives were forever changed! I call myself Mrs. Pancake because my man loves him some good and fluffy pancakes! The Pancake Life chronicles a life that is happy, inspiring, motivating and lived to the fullest! Why don't you stay a while and enjoy in the The Pancake Life!
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10 Responses to Reflections of Motherhood

  1. “I think as an individual it’s good to know your limitations especially as a parent/mother.” – Absolutely! We all have our own paths. I know what I think I want and will be good at, but I really have no idea until this little girl gets here!

  2. jj says:

    Awww…too cute! It is definitely just a the stage. He’ll get out it eventually. My parents joke that that was my favorite word when I was a kid :-).

    Glad you had an awesome time with baby pancakes! I am sure he had an equally fabulous time having you at home with him full-time for a couple of months.

  3. Lauren says:

    We have many moments when we look at each other and have to remind ourselves that Elyse is “just being 2.” The whining can definitely get old fast!

  4. They say it’s the hardest job ever! It’s good you had the time not only to be with your kid but also so that you can appreciate that it’s nice to have your work and life outside of kid stuff.

    • I think it dawned on me that SAHM have the hardest jobs! Glad that I had a taste and realized what I like and thank goodness I have a supportive husband! It helps!

  5. Tonya says:

    Girl, YES. I am a SAHM of soon to be a newborn and a toddler. I’m already packing our day full with stories and Sesame Street and games and outside playtime, not sure what I’m gonna do when little brother arrives, eeek!