Why Moms Should Never Go To Their Happy Place

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I have come to realize that I go to my happy place far too often. My Happy Place isn’t exactly a ‘happy’ place. It is more of a quiet place where I go in my mind. It is where I tune out all noise around me. I usually go here when my children are being crazy, I just tune them out, and go to my dark, quiet, serene, happy place.

The problem with tuning my children out to go to my happy place, is just that. I tune my children out. When is that ever a good idea? I know this makes me sound like a bad mom, but if you have two children and you’ve never gone to your happy place, well, then you are a damn liar.
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I have been so tired lately, and really behind on all of my work. Obviously, that means my two year old needs to act like he does crack and be as crazy as he possibly can. He usually just runs around yelling the same thing over and over. This is the perfect time for me to tune out and think about what I need to catch up on. I can see him and make sure he’s safe, I just can’t hear him.

Tonight, my six month old baby was sitting on my lap, while my son sat in front of her playing with her. Perfect time to tune out. I blocked out the kids since they were just fine, entertaining each other. After a few minutes, I tune back in when I notice that my son keeps sticking his finger in the baby’s mouth. I hear him say “just eat it baby sister” several times.

In a panic I shove my finger in her mouth swabbing for anything he might have put in there. I don’t feel anything so I keep asking my son, “WHAT DID YOU PUT IN HER MOUTH??” He just looks at me and whispers several times. After about five minutes of me interrogating him and swabbing the baby’s mouth, he finally says, It was a booger

Why would you put a booger in your baby sister’s mouth??

He had no answer, he knew he was in deep shit. I finally remove my finger from my poor daughters mouth, and I see it. A big juicy disgusting booger right inside her lip. What is it with my son and putting boogers where they don’t belong? I had to explain to him that we never, ever, ever put anything in the baby’s mouth, and explain that she could choke and it’s not funny.

Next, I tried to talk to him about where he puts his boogers. I explained to him that his sister’s mouth is the worst possible spot he could ever put his booger. While explaining this to him I tried so hard to keep a straight face. I had to turn my head a few times so he couldn’t see me laughing. This is one of those situations where it’s not funny but it is funny. Yes, I know great parenting moment #135 from me.

The fact that my son feels the need to feed his sister his juicy boogers definitely shows me that I tune out way too much. Maybe he was just trying to be a good big brother? Maybe he knew that she was hungry and that boogers are full of protein? He was probably just trying to be helpful. I bet that’s it.

What is the most disgusting thing your child has ever done? I want to hear your horror stories!

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katie mac - April 3, 2017 Reply

boogers in each others mouths, rubbed on the couch, on arms and car seats. but the grossest thing, our middle child used to have a tendency to shit in the tub, when he and his brother were in there together…always fun. at least 4 times.

    Super Sirrious Mom - April 3, 2017 Reply

    Hahahaha oh my god I just threw up in my mouth a little bit! 😂 poop in the tub is seriously one of my nightmares! It’s so hard to clean and so damn gross!!

Leading Lady - April 3, 2017 Reply

Lol! We all tune out…no worries. My mom likes to tell a story from when I was three and my brother was a few weeks old. She said she was playing with him on a blanket and left the room to go get him a bottle. The next thing she knows…she can hear my father say “Oh! Megan!”. My mother ran into the room and found me standing there…my weeks old brother hanging upside down by his ankles. Everyone froze. They asked what I was doing. I informed them I was giving him his exercise. She never left me alone with him again.

    Super Sirrious Mom - April 3, 2017 Reply

    Hahaha oh my gosh!! I bet your mom almost had a heart attack! Although I have heard from some chiropractors that you should hold your baby upside down for 15 seconds a day lol!!

Erin - April 3, 2017 Reply

ahhhh! hahaha that is so gross, but yeah Nora has definitely tried to get me to eat her boogers and I wouldn’t put it past her for a second to shove them in her sisters’ mouths….

Michele LaFollette - April 3, 2017 Reply

Oh, well…no harm done! Lose the guilt about the “happy place”!

daisyanddragonflywings - April 4, 2017 Reply

I am far too guilty of tuning out! This is why my son sounds so much like Stewie on a daily basis! Mom, ma, momma, mommy, mum…grrr!

Moushmi Radhanpara - April 5, 2017 Reply

I am sorry to hear this. I hope you are doing okay and feeling a bit less tense.
As for me I don’t have kids, I am not a mother. But my brother and I have a major year difference between us. When he was a kid he was just as naughty and we just couldn’t handle him, the worst thing he used to do was throw things out of our flat, sometimes even heavy metallic objects which if falling from the 5th floor could prove pretty dangerous.

Kristyn - April 7, 2017 Reply

I’ve noticed I do this a lot, too & I’m trying to stop! Mostly because I feel I’m afraid to let it all pass me by. But I will have to be careful for boogers being passed around, too 😝😂

Nicola Auckland - April 8, 2017 Reply

Haha, you’re really not alone. You’ll probably only find out about the worst things he’s done when he’s older. I could write you a list of horrid things my boys have done.

I learnt recently that my eldest used to go in the garden and poke ants up his butt-hole. Don’t ask, I have no idea why.

My kids came out of our downstairs loo once soaking wet, apparently they had had a competition to see who could pee the highest. You can guess how that ended.

Momma Addict - April 8, 2017 Reply

oh goodness. I raised two girls who did a lot of things, but they were not into body fluids. I am very thankful for that. I went to my happy place when they were not around to recharge for my next round of events

Lifebymarco - April 11, 2017 Reply

hahaha… so much for going to your happy place, you son sounds pretty awesome 🙂
My son tries to feed me his boogers and cry when i do refuse to, seriously why do they think eating boogers is ever okay.

dsseaals - April 12, 2017 Reply

Oh wow! I’m sorry momma boogers are so GROSS!
My five year old came up to me and asked me the other day if I remembered when she used to think her boogers tasted like Bananas! And I quote, “I don’t think that anymore, I thought they did when I was 4, but I don’t think that cause now I’m 5! (🙈 Child I caught you eating boogers last week! You’ve been 5 for a whole 3 months 🤣)

The Analytical Mommy (@AnalyticalMommy) - April 12, 2017 Reply

I always joke that there’s a price to pay for every moment of peace…. Sadly it’s true ! Doesn’t mean we don’t need to take those moments though !

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