Friday, April 4, 2008

Single Motherhood













While my oh so fortunate brother and sister-in-law are enjoying the sunny skies of Bermuda my parents are tending to their children: 3 and half year old Henry and 1 year old Ruby. My mom asked me to help out while she had to work on Thursday so I gladly took the day off from molding the minds of my 23 spring fevered rat finks. I headed up to Farmington on Wednesday after work so my parents could go to a work dinner in Park City that night. Well, I will say that Wednesday night was a good night. Ruby, Hen, and I laughed and laughed while aimlessly running around on the deck for over an hour. Then they sat down to a healthy dinner of fruit and chicken strips (my personal favorite), while I sat down to watch some Hills. I even had some friends over a little later. The kids went to bed on time and I thought man I'm made for this. Thursday started early, by 9:30 a.m we were all dressed, fed, and ready for action. So...we headed to the local Somerset Park. Only a few mishaps were had at the park: two bonks on the bean and one accident which resulted in undies taken off and pants no longer staying up without the padding of the undies. Luckily I'm a problem solver so the sash from my coat was made into a belt for the commando Hen's pants. After an hour and a half at the park we headed home for some lunch. Hen wanted to go out and so did I so we headed to Wingers. I was ready to brave the restaurant world as a single mom. We were given a booth with a booster and a high chair. We ate popcorn, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, and chicken strips. Geez wish we weren't so health conscious. Hen had the only vegetable.....half a stick of celery! The rest of the day was filled with sticker books, movies, and naps. Oh....and one number 2 accident. Wow Hen potty training is your game! I felt like the day was very successful. I rocked single motherhood, although I was exhausted when it was all over and went to bed at 10:30. Conclusion: I'm not ready for motherhood, especially single motherhood but I could do it maybe once a week and I'm very grateful that all of my students are potty trained.

8 comments:

Cody and Nikell said...

Good work! Taking them to Wingers was seriously brave! I think you're ready for it.

Why aren't we in Bermuda?

mia said...

Way to go Bec! I'm very impressed with your mothering skills and stylish shades of course! :) ahhh.. the memories they hold!

Amy said...

What a rockin' single mom/auntie you are! I am impressed you took two kids to Wingers...Ryan and I reluctantly take Will sometimes! And now I have a huge craving for Wingers! Come to KC soon ok!

Two Ladies and No Baby said...

Go Becky, Go Becky, Go Go Go Becky

Haley Anne said...

did you play keepaway? i have a feeling YOU might have had a number 1 accident from the excitement that game brings!
Go Single Mother Becca!

Celia and Scott said...

Becca, once again, THANK YOU 1,000 times for helping watch the little munchkins.

p.s. sorry about the accidents -- obviously potty training is NOT Hen's game.

Haley Anne said...

haley says: BECCA is my HERO for tevoing monday night. because i'm still in despair that i've missed out. i'll be over soon to catch up on my guilty pleasures!!
love haley anne the moocher of tevo.

Two Ladies and No Baby said...

Haley, I'll have you know that I recorded all those shows on Monday. Don't let Becca take credit for that crap. She would. Frick
-Kate the responsible one