Being a mom there’s a heck of a lot doing what I need to do rather than what I want to do. I want to stay at the park and talk to my friend while my child plays with hers, but I need to leave because my child has hit a totally random kid even after I told her not to 3 or 4 times, and now I need to teach her a lesson by leaving. I want to keep watching the Princess and the Frog even though I’m not particularly liking it but I need to leave because Penelope doesn’t like the “scary” part. I want to order the fried chicken and French fries but I don’t because I need to teach my daughter healthy eating. The same goes for the double margarita. And the list goes on and on. It doesn’t even stop when she’s sleeping. I want to zone out and watch TV but I need to pick up little socks and make someone’s little lunch.
What I want and need is a full-time, 24/7 nanny. Of course that’s not what my daughter wants or needs. And she always wins.