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Secret Mommy-hood Confession Saturday

When we go to the park, I secretly hope that there are other kids there so I won’t have to play with Chunky.

I love Chunky from the top of his head to the tips of his stinky toes.

In fact, I love his cute face so much that I often tell him that I want to eat him.

“No Momma! That will make me bleed!” he says.

Their minds are so literal.

We do a lot of things together.

We bake, we paint, we create masterful pieces of art with sidewalk chalk…

What we think we made…


What we really made...

He’s like the short, clumsy, anti-pants, sticky fingered Robin to my Batman.


But sometimes I need a breather.

Do you know that the only time I’ve had “me” time is when I’ve been at the 234728395275 doctor appointments I’ve had in the last few weeks?

I can’t even pee by myself.

My brain has been all sorts of crazy these last few weeks.

Kind of like the various ways you can cook an egg.

Scrambled, hard boiled, fried, sunny-side up, dropped on the floor…

Maybe that was a bad analogy.

I am hungry.

Don’t judge me.

And I just need rest and space.

But Chunky has been all over me like a fat kid on a cake.

So when the warm weather hit, I excitedly packed up a book, a travel mug of tea and the kid and headed to the park.

The entire way I prayed to 8 pound 6 ounce baby Jesus that there was at least one kid there who would take Chunky off my hands for just one single minute.

And hallelujah…the park was full of kids.

And I was able to breathe.

Needless to say, we go to the park every day.


PS. Happy St. Patty’s Day.

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  1. I feel like this all the time, my kids are totally attached to me and I love them to pieces but after doing 80 crafts I just want them to play by themselves for 5 MINUTES.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Jessica, I know…I’ll even take a good peacefull pee or shower. I’m desperate like that.

  2. Me too, sister. There’s nothing better than relaxing and chatting with other adults while the kids wear each other out.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Emily, Yes adults…real live adults!!!

  3. Melissa Melissa

    We have a few kids on our culdesac that Z and B love to play with. Only problem?? I am the ONLY parent outside (my kids being 4 and 2…I can’t just send them out there on there own). So…6 kids to 1 parent. It is so awesome. NOT. My husband and I try our best to deal with it for our kids but sometimes…

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Melissa, Oh. No.
      Well can you sit back and watch them play and not really have to intervene or is that wishful thinking?

  4. I understand this. After being at work all week I just want to chill. I also let the hubs sleep in because he’s Mr mom all week. He’s sleeping right now and I just want to pinch his nose. That would be fun.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Pamela Gold, My husband sleeps in too. I just wish for an extra 30 minutes…nope. Shawn’s lazy…kidding…he works all week…out of the home…so he doesn’t know how much I need me time.
      You are a saint.

  5. Janet Janet

    Kimberly, here’s a secret: ALL mothers need space and time away from their kids. You do so much with and for Chunky – remember that the quiet times taken for yourself feed those creative times you spend with him and enable you to do those great things with him –

    I needed TONS of quiet time when my son was little!


    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Janet, This was such a breath of fresh air. You’re so right.

  6. I hear ya. Sometimes I catch myself wishing I’d had twins so he would have a built-in playmate.

  7. i am with you. i don’t really like playing at the park, i mean, the equipment isn’t exactly designed for a grown up person, plus it is kind of boring.

  8. Amy Amy

    I heart you!!! Just 5 minutes…. just5! <—- that's me! me me me… Me is mentioned 3 Times. And I home school — I seriously think that I have a screw looooooose. Nah, I couldn't do it if it weren't for The Sailor, when he's not working a gazillion hours he takes the girls out to play, the movies or where ever and gives me some alone time… I'd go crazier than I already ARE… lol

    PS you make me laugh… thank you for your honesty and humor!

  9. I tell my daughter all the time that the reasons mommy’s kiss their baby’s so much is because if they didn’t they would eat them.

    Also? I ate for you last night and woke up to a huge gall bladder attack.
    I don’t have a gall bladder.

  10. Absolutely! Other kids. They’re the single best reason to go to the park!

  11. You gotta do what you gotta do to survive. I’m happy that I can get the big one to entertain the little one so that I can get some time to myself. 🙂

  12. Claire Claire

    I used to tell my kids they were so cute I could eat them, but then the urge became greater and I started saying they were so cute I would put them in the blender, push puree and then drink them. true story. I confess I am afraid to say that in front of people for fear I’ll have CPS at my door. lol but my kids are really cute…..

  13. Someday he will be a teenager and won’t want to spend time with you. Then you will be able to pee all you want. Till you have grandkids, then it will all start over again. 🙂

  14. I very much dislike playing with my kids at the park. Actually, they no longer want me to play with them at the park. WAHHHHHH. Seriously though, when they were little it was like “push me on the swing a zillion times” and I would be very very tired.

  15. Me too. I hate it when we go to the park and there’s no one there and I get, “Play with me, mommy!” which involves me climbing around on equipment designed for someone 1/3 my height. Fun times.

    Glad you got a breather.

  16. —I’d NEVER judge you, Kimberly.

    You Rock Canada, Babe. Xx

    Looooooove the black & white photos!

  17. Are you kidding? I love going to the park because it’s free entertainment for Maya! And as she plays with the random kids I get work done or read a book. It’s a win-win for all involved.

    I love the honesty my friend…it makes me LOVE your blog.

  18. I know this. With D deciding he needs to sleep with us, my only alone time was the shower.

    Until yesterday, when an undressed little girl decided, “I need to shower in the mornings with you instead of taking a bath at night with Dyl-lan.”


  19. Don’t ever feel guilty for needing some you time. It definitely makes me a better mama. Just last night we dropped A at my mom’s so that Izzy and I could go out dinner. 1 hour. It felt like 10 when you really need a break.
    Now…move closer so I can babysit your sweet boy while you shop. Yes, I would do that for you because I am THAT cool.

  20. I was never really able to play with my kids, so i understand the feeling so well 🙁

  21. Oooh how I envy you. Parks are so rare here…the good ones are the ones where we have to drive for an hour to and pay $7 bucks to get into. But I remember those times where the little boy just cling to death to me. Now I sometimes have to beg him for a kiss hahaha.

  22. I’m the opposite. I pray there are no other people there so i don’t have to talk to anyone. I worry that she’ll be ignored or kids will be rough or mean. I think we need a playscape in the back yard.

  23. Hi There. I know totally what you mean, times 3! Fortunately that means my three kiddies can play together most of the time without engaging me unless there’s a fight. Yah, we like the park alot too! I like how you pray to Baby Jesus, like the racer in Taledaga Nights.

  24. It’s a win/win. You get a break and he gets to play with other kids.

  25. I’m so with you on this. I think the hardest part of having just one child is that you, as parent, must be the entertainer, plaything all of the time. It’s so exhausting! So, yeah, parks and playdates are great for breaks! They’re necessary for that!

  26. We go to a LOT of playgroups and classes. Not because I’m a super ambitious mom but because I have NO IDEA what to do with an 18 month old for more than 5 minutes. I’ll be all, “wanna sit and read this book?” and she’s all “neh, ma.” So, other kids. They seem to get her. She can come hug my legs and pretend to be shy so all the other moms fall in love with her. Oh yeah, my kid is a notorious mommy stealer.

    What was I talking about?

  27. No judgement here, sister! We *all* need to breathe sometimes!

  28. This is the entire reason we go to the park. He plays, I watch and rest. Perfect.

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