Moving to Phase II

27 Feb



I have to admit I did have my first-time-mom moments.

You do.

It’s your first time and you freak out. You get all sanitizer-Baby-Einstein crazy.

It happens.

I could have been the mom in this commercial easily. But luckily I became the second-kid mom, before I had my second kid. And I was grateful not to have gone through so many crazy-neurotic-mom moments.

I’ve never gained so much wisdom in such a short amount of time. Wisdom usually takes time, long periods of it. Parenthood kicks your ass and you’re in hyper-drive-super-speed mode and the learning continues. This is where the comedy kicks in … it absolutely  has to otherwise you’ll probably suffer a nervous break down every week. So when I saw this Luvs commercial, I had to share it. I had to spread the knowledge just in case there were others out there still clinging onto phase I of parenthood and worrying whether or not they were failing.

We all fail.

No worries.

And if someone tells you they’re not. Dude. They’re lying. Straight out in your face lying. They are. Everyone fails during the parenthood journey. You’re fine. You’ve become part of the learning curve.

And if you’re still clinging to phase I, let me let you in on a little secret … those happy moms on the cover of the Babies R Us catalog are just models. Airbrushed happy models with plenty of sleep, matching socks, and daily ten-minute showers. Real parents are lucky if they get five or six hours of uninterrupted sleeps, a pair of clean socks, and a five-minute bird-bath.

We fall apart. All parents fall apart. It happens. We have our moment when it’s just too much, and we realize phase I is just for the catalog fake parents.

You want to be real?

Come to phase II, it’s less stressful. I still get gray hair, though. And I’m still neurotic, but just in  a different way.

But no worries, if you’re still in phase I. It’s something everyone goes through … everyone. And then we get wise. We move over to phase II.

So we’ll be waiting for you here … with a glass of wine and some chocolate.



6 Responses to “Moving to Phase II”

  1. TBM February 28, 2014 at 2:14 AM #

    I love the commercial. this will sound weird, but I miss American TV commercials. So funny. I don’t think I get the inside jokes here yet so I miss out on a lot. I was the second child. Nice to know my mom didn’t care as much. Totally kidding! Have a great weekend with the little guats!

  2. artisticmilestone February 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM #

    I feel more relax about being a mom now, maybe that means I’m moving on to Phase 2 🙂

  3. cravesadventure February 28, 2014 at 8:42 AM #

    I do not have children, but I had nightmares that I would clean my kids raw because I was such a neat freak. Then I had the experience of nephews and those nightmares quickly went away. Thank Goodness for boys, bugs, dirt, playing ball, etc. Happy Weekend:)

  4. brickhousechick February 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM #

    So true! Life is crazier with more than one but at the same time, you worry less about the little things.

  5. Island Traveler March 1, 2014 at 12:24 AM #

    What about the dads? We freak out too! Awesome commercial. To be able to put humor and laughter to all the craziness we all go through as parents makes things easier. Learning is a continuing process. As for gray hair, there is no turning back. Have a fun weekend!

  6. Cayman Thorn March 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM #

    I was a perfect parent…until I had kids.

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