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Monday, January 30, 2006

I used to be cool...no seriously


I feel stupid - as if my intelligence is actually leaking out of me as I breathe. I'm sure I am no different than any other mother. There was a time that I would go to a party - looking thin and fabulous - and actually have something to say. Or at the very least, I would have a clue as to what other people are talking about. I could tell you anything you want to know about pregnancy, breastfeeding, poop, sick children and discipline techniques (whether or not I am good at it). There is a limit to how many people want to hear about those things though. The last party I went to, I noticed that all us mothers just clumped together glad to find other people who were just as uninteresting as we are.
It is a rare event that I go out of the house with a clean t-shirt - even if I just put one on. I'm just not "together" anymore and some days that drives me nuts. I love my kids more than anything, but sometimes it would be nice to walk out of the house without peanut butter in my hair.
Frankly, I don't watch the news. I learned that not to do that when my husband was deployed - there are just some things I can't handle hearing about. I'm behind on all the politics, although I know what I believe in. At this stage in my life, I don't have time for hobbies, and not enough energy for reading anything substantial.
I'm completely forgetful and am surprised I haven't left my kids anywhere yet. I would not change a thing if I could about my life. Lots of women crave the life I have, to be able to be a stay at home mom. It is a great life and I am proud to live it. But sometimes I just wish I could be out there with the world, being interesting again.
At least Vince and Savannah think I am interesting. If not cool.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We weren't cool as kids but the couple years between 19-24 before our kids landed on the scene we were cool. But if we say we were does that mean we never really were!?!
shan

Gingers Mom said...

Well, I was at least cooler than I am now. That really isn't saying all that much.

Miss Kelly said...

I know what you mean. And now we're almost 30. It's enough to make me want to run away from home.

Carly said...

I just tagged you, Kristin. I thought you'd do a great job of entertaining the masses with this. See my latest post for your instructions. And enjoy.

Gingers Mom said...

Kelly - speak for yourself. I am, however, about to turn 21 again.

Trailady said...

Hey- thanks for your honesty in this post. I have BEEN there!! Having been a stay-home Mom for 11 years, people just kinda write me off. Honestly, I even wrote myself off for a while, but now that my kids are getting older, I'm getting out more and back in touch with who I am. Hang in there!!

BrainSyke said...

lovely son! God bless him

Gabrielle Eden said...

You didn't used to be - you ARE really cool.