This Chick Right Here

I remember rocking my sweet baby after she had just barfed all over me (for the fourth time) and thinking about her toddler years; imagining long nights of slumber, days filled with fun, my sweet girl on my lap reading with me.

But this chick right here?

almost 3 years

Isn’t following my toddler vision.

Apparently when you’re almost three, and you hear something you don’t like, your arm suddenly flings away from your body and makes contact with anything or any person close to you.

Screams of “NO!” accompany the flinging arms and cause the toddler body to become weightless.

There are squirms, pouts, crossed arms, and stomping feet.

Coats become impossible to put on.

There are no breakfast cereals in the world that satisfy her now sophisticated pallet.

Blue pants are out… pink pants are in.

No! Blue pants!

And I, her mother, am ridiculous.


almost 3 years old

Just wait child.

You will bring friends home one day and beg your father and I to “be cool.”

We’ll smile and nod.

And then, when you walk through the door with your “O-M-G, we’re, like, totally awesome, girls,” your father and I will have moved all of the furniture out of the living room and will be in our underwear, sitting on lawn chairs, drinking beer.

That, my dear, is called payback.

We love you.



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30 Responses to This Chick Right Here
  1. Kimberly
    March 6, 2013 | 11:05 am

    You win at parenting.
    However I drop my kid off at school sans bra. So I’m one step ahead of you.

    • Rach (DonutsMama)
      March 7, 2013 | 9:43 pm

      Oh my gosh Kim you crack me up!

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:32 am

      stop shaving our legs… and THEN you’re ahead of me.

  2. Kir
    March 6, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    she is sooooo cute.
    also, “oh 3, how I do NOT MISS YOU EVEN A LITTLE!”
    5 isn’t a picnic either but I wasn’t sure we’d all make it to 4 when they were 3. 😉

    you rock lady. love you

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:28 am

      This growing up thing is a little unpredictable.
      I clearly read the “terrible two” small print but nothing about three, four, five

  3. Elaine A.
    March 6, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    I will have to remember that payback plan. It’s a REALLY good one! 😀

  4. lostonthemountains
    March 6, 2013 | 1:19 pm

    You rock and are my inspiration! We have this same exact thong happening…with BOTH girls at times (14 months and just shy of 4y/o)

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:32 am

      TWO GIRLS!
      Hope 4 is better!

  5. ra
    March 6, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    Hee he i love the picture…and i can def see you and the mister in your gitch

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:31 am

      Send your kids over too.

  6. Jenny
    March 6, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    This payback idea is awesome. I am committing that to memory. I am not looking forward to my little chick turning into a threenager next year.

  7. Greta
    March 6, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    BAHAHAHAHA!! Best. Plan. Ever. But she sure is cute. 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:25 am

      Good think they’re cute because with the attitude that comes with three that’s what saves them.

  8. Leigh Ann
    March 6, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Three. Sucks. Big. Donkey. Balls. For R&C is was specifically 3.5, but Zoe started the attitude the minute she turned three. I fear she will be worse than the two of them put together.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:24 am

      Why does three have to suck? It’s supposed to be Terrible Two’s! I was prepared for that!

  9. Kerstin @ Auer Life
    March 6, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    OMG, that lawnchair-underwear-in-the-living-room thing is a winner!
    I have a teenage daughter and guess what I’m doing when she’s bringing home friends again?

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:23 am

      you have a teenager!
      Does that mean you get to sleep at night?

      • Kerstin @ Auer Life
        March 12, 2013 | 11:27 am

        I do get to sleep at night one she finally goes to bed, but I probably won’t have sex again until I move my bedroom into the basement… (Mom, what are you guys doing? I can hear you!)

  10. sarah
    March 7, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Ha! Totally stealing your plan! And yup, I’ve been there with with that wonderful toddler stage…4 times now. I feel you woman. The days can be L O N G.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:22 am

      you’re alive.
      you give me hope.

  11. Audrey
    March 7, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Ha ha ha ha! I am totally dreaming of all the stuff I can do to my kids when they are teenagers! Like waking them up at 6 am just for fun!

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:21 am

      And bounce on their beds!

  12. Rach (DonutsMama)
    March 7, 2013 | 9:44 pm

    I’m totally going to be embarrassing mom. In fact, I already am.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:20 am

      I know I am too.
      It’s a goal we should all work towards.

  13. Andrea
    March 8, 2013 | 10:12 am


    SO MUCH.


    Seriously. It’s a great plan. I might have to think about it … (She is so cute, though!)

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:18 am

      Anything to pay back those children! Anything!

  14. Jackie
    March 8, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    LOL!! I love it! That is the most awesome payback ever.

    Three sucks. My son is 3 and there is always a battle about something. Always.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:15 am

      I can’t believe the difference! She’s really becoming her own person and I’m a wee bit scared!

  15. Kimberly
    March 11, 2013 | 7:12 am

    Best. Plan. Ever.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 12, 2013 | 11:14 am

      don’t know where we’ll store the furniture but it’s soo happening.

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