being a mommy is tricky business. you start out thinking of all the things you will or will not do as a mommy. then, you become a mommy. any honest mom will admit that it is a humbling business. so, there you have it - tricky and humbling.
i started out with high hopes. pre-child, these high hopes were MOST DEFINITELIES (this is a carmen-ism. not actually a real word. do not use in any official capacity), or MOST DEFINITELY NOTS.
most DEFINITELY NOT #1 - mia shall not watch tv. actually, we did really well with this one until recently. recently, she has started waking up at night occasionally and being so upset she can't settle back down. so, a few times, she simply gets to watch what mommy and daddy are watching. in the past few weeks, this has been The Voice. mia LOVES the voice. when the judges are talking or it is a contestant interview, she gets quite antsy and the beginning of the fuss starts to show itself again. as soon as the singing starts, however, she is glued to the tv. she loves singing. and The Voice. and tv - apparently.
MOST DEFINITELY #1 - all of mia's food shall be home-made. in my defense, i do make most of her food and it is healthy food. every now and then, though, i mess up. in colorado, i fed her a grilled cheese sandwich that we got at a restaurant (really, carmen? greasy - duh). i fed it to her on the train on the way up to pike's peak. at the top of pike's peak, you have to eat the world-famous donuts. she did. that night was not a good night. between the grilled cheese and the donut, her tummy was not happy.
also, we discovered crackers and cheerios. you may be better than me and make your own crackers and cheerios...i don't.
MOST DEFINITELY NOT #2 - mia shall not eat sugar. her first birthday - nuf said.
she got to eat two at her party. and one the night before on her actual birthday. and ice cream. both days.
MOST DEFINITELY #2 - mia shall never have the opportunity to get to rooney's food. yeah, right.
her taste preferences also run towards rocks, sticks, leaves, and my personal favorite - caterpillars.
these are only a couple of the MOST DEFINITELIES and MOST DEFINITELY NOTS, there are many more; but every mom needs a few secrets, right?