Mystical Motherhood

A moment of clarity

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At a playdate the other week, one of my sons hit another kid. The playdate wasn’t with just one other family; a whole big group of us was there.

Sometimes, when something like this happens, I have a moment of, “Okay. How do I handle this situation calmly but effectively, in a way that makes me look like a good mom?” I didn’t know the others well, so this response may have been even more likely–normally.

That day, though, wasn’t a normal day. That day I was “in the zone.”

In You’re Getting Closer, I discuss this phenomenon–this state of continuous meditation, during which everything you do feels inspired. That morning, I decided this would be one of those days; I’d listen for guidance on what to do–even the little stuff.

And so, when I saw what happened, I knew without hesitation what to do. I talked to my son, and gave him the choice to either apologize or to leave the playdate.

Then, we left the playdate.

It’s so, so nice to have that feeling of clarity, of knowing exactly what to do and how. I don’t have it nearly often enough.

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This is what acceptance looks like

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A while back, I resolved to learn how to accept what is, give up compulsiveness, in order to become more, you know, Buddhist monk-like. The only part of this resolution that stuck, however, was cleaning my house less often.

I don’t consider this a success.

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Things I would be, think, and do differently if not for the opinions of others or other self-imposed limitations: A complete-as-I-can-get-it-right-now list

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  • I wouldn’t wash my clothes every time I wore them.
  • I would collect beautiful garbage everywhere I went and use it to make amazing art pieces.
  • I would never negate a compliment.
  • I would never argue.
  • I would never defend myself.
  • I would someday “walk the earth,” stopping only to sleep in hotels and eat at restaurants.
  • I would sip coffee all day.
  • I would eat stir-fry every day.
  • I would never wear a bra. Ever.
  • I would never say “yes” to things I didn’t really want to do. (That includes sharing my food.)
  • I would never be in a hurry.
  • I would spend more time digging in the dirt.

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The very last time. Maybe.

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This is the librarian who now hates us.

When a friend of mine mentioned her love of the library recently, a idyllic image came to mind. There was a mother, there were two happy children, and there were three large piles of loved books.

I really should take my kids, too, I thought. It’s time I stopped slacking off. So, I packed us up and off we went.

There was screaming. There was peeing. And there was a dramatic parking lot escape. And the next day, all I had to show for it was a pile of books in the trunk of my car that would soon have to be returned . . . to the library.

Last time I compare myself to anyone ever again. Last, I tell you. Maybe.

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Two things I may or may not have learned since last Sunday

  1. I cannot handle parenting more than two children under the age of five at once.
  2. It’s perfectly okay to admit that you can’t handle parenting more than two children under the age of five at once.

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Three things I may or may not have learned since last Sunday

  1. A difficult three-year-old is almost twice the work of an easy baby. Added bonus: they don’t nap.
  2. A fireman costume layered over a bathing suit layered over regular clothes and topped with a motorcycle helmet is appropriate attire for every occasion.
  3. Television isn’t nearly as bad for kids as I used to think.

Science.

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A few things that happened to me today

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Here are a few of the highlights of my day:

  • I dropped my second debit card into an unreachable place in my car, then misplaced a third.
  • My one-year-old spilled a plate of marinara-soaked asparagus onto my lap and the floor. Then I ate it off the floor.
  • I walked past three soggy diapers on my kitchen floor numerous times without picking them up.
  • For over an hour, my three-year-old repeated the word “booby” and tugged at my shirt as I lay in the fetal position on the floor.
  • Both my kids pooped in a park where there was no bathroom. My three-year-old then refused to be changed in the grass or to go with me to the car to get the baby’s diaper. When he finally followed me to the car, I put them both in with poopy diapers. On the way home the baby fell asleep. In poop.
  • I fell asleep during sex.

But I still took my jog, so I’d call the day a success.

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Four things I learned in Puerto Rico

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This is what the view in Puerto Rico is really like . . . when you’re stuck in a hotel with two overtired children.

  1. You don’t need to bring two pairs of long underwear on a ten-day trip to Puerto Rico.
  2. You also don’t need to bring 200 diapers.
  3. There is a difference between traveling and vacationing. Don’t confuse them; it’ll ruin everything. Going to a resort is not traveling; it is vacationing. Renting a local’s house that you have to clean up before you leave is not vacationing; it is traveling.
  4. The next time I plan a trip on which two or more children will be in tow, I will very carefully consider which of the two to choose, and what to expect of the trip as a result.

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These are the times I may or may not be able to answer the phone

Dear people I love,

I may or may not be able to answer the phone:

1. While in the bath;

2. While driving;

3. While on a walk;

4. While having a conversation with a friend;

5. While dealing with a temper tantrum or a crying baby;

6. When both of my hands are full;

7. While on the phone with someone else;

8. While vacuuming;

9. While putting a child down for a nap;

10. While sleeping;

11. While waiting for a bus with children;

12. While in a parking lot;

13. While going to the bathroom;

14. While in a dental or doctor’s appointment;

15. While at a checkout counter;

16. While handling raw meat;

17. While changing a diaper;

18. While meditating.

Much love,

Mollie

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There’s a word for that

I once saw a cartoon (Dilbert, I think it was) where the punch line was: “There’s a word for what happens to people like you: nothing.”

When I first read it I thought, God, don’t ever let me become one of those people.

Now I think maybe I am.

I have a mortgage, a husband, a kid and a job. I live in the suburbs–and I love it.

The little life dramas are enough for me. Besides, I have a bigger purpose in my life other than what I own, drive or wear.

That’s the best thing about this spirituality thing; no matter how boring you are, you are part of the most exciting story on earth.

(And even if it all turns out to be a hoax, hey–I’m still a good conversationalist.)

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