I thought I would give a bit of a background on me, how I got here and who I am. For starters, I have never written a blog before but thought I should find a new hobby while I was on maternity leave, so here I am!
My name is Allison and I am a 34-year-old mom of three, which still feels weird to say. I have a three-year old daughter and boy/girl 18-month old twins. Yep, we are that crazy family you may have seen carting around a bus-like stroller who had three kids in under two years with a giant golden retriever alongside. You could say that we have a lot of poop in our lives these days with three kids in diapers and a dog…and a husband.
Most of my interests and hobbies have taken a pause these days, which is why you are reading this as I decided to take up a new hobby and start this blog (like I mentioned above). It pairs very well with a big interest of mine that is actually very do-able with three kids: wine consumption and sitting on my couch in silence after the kids finally go to bed.
In my regular life, I work in Communications in between the daycare drop-offs and pick-ups, which is rather interesting these days with all three kids going to daycare. Ever tried getting three little people into a car, all strapped into car seats, and not breaking a sweat? Let’s just say that I look REALLY GOOD most of the time… cue sarcasm.
Thankfully, I have a very hands-on husband who I couldn’t do this whole parenting thing without. He’s a contractor, which gives him some flexibility in terms of the random last minute schedules that come with having children and he helps with those extra fun drop-offs and pick-ups. I do have to give him kudos as he is sometimes more of the “mom” than I am. He doesn’t flinch when I go out to a work event or girls night and he is alone with the 3 kids. I think he actually prefers me to not be there sometimes so that he can do things 100% his way and not have me ask him to clean anything. Being thankful for a hands-on husband seems somewhat silly as it should be the norm… after all, we both decided to have kids together and both work full time so the co-parenting department tends to be a well-oiled machine for everyone to remain sane, but he does make parenting and “mom-ing” a lot easier being so hands-on.
As you can see, I just went off topic a bit but that should give you even more insight into who I am…I am tired. Very very tired.
“Some days, my kids can do no wrong. Other days, I understand why some animals eat their young.”
“Being a parent is like folding a fitted sheet.”
“I thought I would be a patient parent until I watched my toddler try and zip up her own jacket.”