Two years ago today, I got a wild hair up my ass and started this blog. I thought it would be funny. I figured it would give me something to do in between trips to the library and afternoon naps. And I thought that maybe it would let me use my “adult” brain a tiny bit.
While The Mommyologist has definitely done all of those things for me, it’s gone above and beyond and given me SO much more than I ever expected. It HAS GIVEN ME MY IDENTITY AND MY MOM SEXY BACK.
To celebrate the roller coaster ride I’ve been on for the past two years, I’m re-publishing the very first post that I ever wrote on this blog. And I’m proud to say that I have held true to every word I wrote in those first initial paragraphs. I knew who I was then…and I know it even more now.
Without further ado, I bring you my very first blog post EVER.
The Mommyologist Has Arrived – first published October 23rd, 2009
Need a little comic relief during your chaotic day as a personal concierge to however many children you have? Yeah, ME too!
I decided to start this blog after having an epiphany while sitting in a booth having lunch at a local pizza restaurant. For about the hundreth time, my son looked at me as soon as our food arrived and announced that he “needed to go pee-pee.” I scooped him up, along with my purse and headed to the ladies room. After I let him do his business and washed both of our hands to appease the germophobe that I’ve become, I took him back to our booth only to find the bus-girl clearing our table…AGAIN. I told her that we were not done eating lunch, that we were in the restroom, and that this happens to me every time we go out. You would think that the matchbox cars stuck to the ball of pizza dough that they give the kids to play with would have tipped her off that we had not left the restaurant.
At any rate, as I sat there thinking about how many times this has happened to me, I realized that this has probably happened to every other Mom in America. Thus, The Mommyologist was born. This is a place where you can take a few minutes out of your day to have a laugh about the roller coaster ride that is motherhood. I will tell it like it is with no sugar-coating, and hope that I will help other moms define the new “normal” that comes with being a mother. It is the most wonderful, but also the most difficult journey of your life. I know I wouldn’t trade it for anything…not even to make it through a whole lunch without worrying that the bus-girl is going to throw away my food.
Want to know how I survived two years of blogging and still somehow have my sanity? Come back and visit me tomorrow to find out.