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Thursday, May 31, 2012

NOT MY FIRST RODEO


There is a movie that came out in theatre recently called, What to Expect When You're  Expecting, that I am planning on watching on bootleg.  Why? Because like many people I like to be told or at least reminded of things I already know.  Mainly that having a baby is not always what it cracks up to be. Especially since I just spent nine months bitching and moaning about how much fun I was not having pregnant for the LAST time!  More importantly I am hoping the movie reveal something new I don't already know. Funny, I Know! But stay with me, I am going somewhere with this. 

By the way, I have the book by the same  name, and truth is it just collected dust somewhere in my house for years.  I never even browsed through it. when I had a question I would ask my Mom or learn by trial and error. In fact over the years I even had a name for my parenting style. I called it: "improvised parenting."  In other words, if it works, great! If it doesn't, well, there is always therapy (?). And my other favorite name was:"parenting by proxy." Translation: make sure your kids have great godparents for when you just need to go out and get drunk. 

Traditionally, when we talk about having babies we get suck into the idea that it's as simple as baking a cake. Just add water, put it in the oven for thirty minutes and viola!   Indeed, if I was still in my twenties and just plain stupid this redonculousness (made up word) analogy might have made no sense.  More so, if I was one of the teenagers portray on the MTV's dumb hit series Sixteen and PregnantI do not know much, but I know this much is true: having a baby or raising a kid is like being in a foreign country.  You don't speak the language, and the words that you do know doesn't make any sense. In other words, you really don't know what the french you are doing. And the fact that it's not your first rodeo does not mean squat. The only thing you know for certain is that all pregnancies,babies and kids are different.

Nevertheless, I am crossing my fingers and hoping this movie will not only entertain me, but also make me feel better about all the mistakes I made as a parent past and present.  More specifically, I am hoping this movie will help me feel better about falling asleep from exhaustion while feeding my baby and woke up to find her drenched in baby milk. And sometimes I let her cry in her crib because I can't feel my right arm from carrying her and walking back and forth like a zombie.  Also, it's okay that I smell like pee and poop because most days I don't make it to the showers. Last, that my house is not fit for company since I have not cleaned it in months, because I just don't have the energy.  But in spite of all that, I find it all worth it. Especially since every now and then I get a gassy smile that tugs straight at my heart and make me extremely happy. 

On the whole I am hoping this movie doesn't try to shove down my throat the stereo-typical crap that most people like to buy into about having babies and or parenting.      

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NOT MY FIRST RODEO


There is a movie that came out in theatre recently called, What to Expect When You're  Expecting, that I am planning on watching on bootleg.  Why? Because like many people I like to be told or at least reminded of things I already know.  Mainly that having a baby is not always what it cracks up to be. Especially since I just spent nine months bitching and moaning about how much fun I was not having pregnant for the LAST time!  More importantly I am hoping the movie reveal something new I don't already know. Funny, I Know! But stay with me, I am going somewhere with this. 

By the way, I have the book by the same  name, and truth is it just collected dust somewhere in my house for years.  I never even browsed through it. when I had a question I would ask my Mom or learn by trial and error. In fact over the years I even had a name for my parenting style. I called it: "improvised parenting."  In other words, if it works, great! If it doesn't, well, there is always therapy (?). And my other favorite name was:"parenting by proxy." Translation: make sure your kids have great godparents for when you just need to go out and get drunk. 

Traditionally, when we talk about having babies we get suck into the idea that it's as simple as baking a cake. Just add water, put it in the oven for thirty minutes and viola!   Indeed, if I was still in my twenties and just plain stupid this redonculousness (made up word) analogy might have made no sense.  More so, if I was one of the teenagers portray on the MTV's dumb hit series Sixteen and PregnantI do not know much, but I know this much is true: having a baby or raising a kid is like being in a foreign country.  You don't speak the language, and the words that you do know doesn't make any sense. In other words, you really don't know what the french you are doing. And the fact that it's not your first rodeo does not mean squat. The only thing you know for certain is that all pregnancies,babies and kids are different.

Nevertheless, I am crossing my fingers and hoping this movie will not only entertain me, but also make me feel better about all the mistakes I made as a parent past and present.  More specifically, I am hoping this movie will help me feel better about falling asleep from exhaustion while feeding my baby and woke up to find her drenched in baby milk. And sometimes I let her cry in her crib because I can't feel my right arm from carrying her and walking back and forth like a zombie.  Also, it's okay that I smell like pee and poop because most days I don't make it to the showers. Last, that my house is not fit for company since I have not cleaned it in months, because I just don't have the energy.  But in spite of all that, I find it all worth it. Especially since every now and then I get a gassy smile that tugs straight at my heart and make me extremely happy. 

On the whole I am hoping this movie doesn't try to shove down my throat the stereo-typical crap that most people like to buy into about having babies and or parenting.