Sitting on the couch during quiet time thinking about what meal was due on our roulette wheel of the mundane… it dawned on me that there’s a lot of redundancy in my world these days. I started making some tally marks. I should warn you, this is exciting stuff, people. It make evoke some envy in you… but just sit with that emotion for a moment and it should pass. (If you’re local and want a good adrenaline rush, shoot me a note as you can join us for any portion of our daily extravaganza.)
A Ciburbanity Week By the Numbers:
Kids meals a week: 54
(Adult meals cooked: 2)
Sippy cups put back together: 79
Car seats buckled: 60
The challenge presents itself, obviously, when certain items are also brought into the carseat…
Episodes of Gossip Girl on Netflix: 14
I don’t know if it’s a craving for my youth (which was certainly nowhere as chic and cool and stylish as ANYone on that show…except for maybe Dorota the maid- I might have an edge on her) or a longing for the city, but I’m sucked into this show. Again.
Snack items ground into the rug and/ or sofa cushions (that is when Frank’s not present…): 70
Buses counted on the way to and from school: 31
Times listening to “If You’re Happy And You Know It” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life”: 24
The magic of these songs is intensified when they’re played on repeat such that each song gets 8 listens at a time. Throw in some pitchy toddlers, and it’s pretty much like Idol Live.
Flowers brought by my husband: 1 dozen
Tell me that’s not sweet! I gather he’s been sworn to silence by his friends on the train…
Times flipping through my Craigslist app: 19
Diapers changed: 84 give or take (no picture of the diaper changing, but this little butt just makes you want to scream, right?!)
Costumes retrieved from throughout the house: 21
Packages from Amazon Prime: 5
I wouldn’t even begin to know how to go about getting sponsors so this post is just my 2 cents… but Amazon Prime may be the single biggest game changer for my life as a mom. Here’s what I’ve ordered lately: a UV filter for my camera, a fireman costume for Oliver’s fast approaching Potty Weekend, a new water bottle, a composter and some bath mitts. I’m not sure where to get ANY of these items out here so I’d spend one of my mornings with a babysitter and go to Eastern Mountain Sports, then to Bed Bath and Beyond, then to the toy store. There isn’t a camera store out here and Home Depot doesn’t carry the composter I wanted. So that’s one wasted morning getting 3/5 of the things that I’m looking for. This is how I know our UPS guy’s name is Jerry.
Pins on Pinterest: 98
Moments when Oliver’s green truck or subway train goes missing: 19
Minutes I spend reading Facebook and the NY Post on my iPhone: I will not disclose
Books read that involve ballet or firetrucks: 17
Minutes exercising (this was last Thanksgiving!): 0
Like everything, this too shall pass. One day in the very near future, the kids will be in camp/ school/ playdates, and I can exercise my brains out. But not now. (By the way, I use this excuse for the grown-up cooking too.)
Giggles, hugs, Nutella covered kisses (and yes, some tantrums): countless
Any favorites stats you all want to share?
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