Forced Insomnia

First, I’ve debated on what name should be bestowed upon my little one.  CheezWaster has already earned his spot in the hall of fame.  I tossed around Snuggler, Sir Chubs-a-lot - even though he is coming out of his sausage stage.  Bu,t after much debate (and but a few nights with decent sleep), I’m back to The Sleep Deprivator!  The Sleep Deprivator is 7 months old - weighs an appropriate amount for such age and STILL does NOT sleep through the night.  It is killing me - literally!  CheezWaster is sick (with the I’m clingy, need and only want my mommy syndrome (and a bit of the croup)), so I’ve been up quite a bit the past few days, but last night was just ridiculous.  CheezWaster took almost 2 hours (and 16 stories later) to go to bed and just as I was about to settle into bed, The Sleep Deprivator awoke - the first of many times, I was forced to schlep out of bed in a zombie like state.  Now, since I only work part-time and my husband (whose “name” shall be forthcoming) is slave-driven by his job, I try not to ask him to get out of bed too much.  However, last night, I must admit that I cried myself to sleep in the chair (I don’t think I’ve slept more than an hour horizontally in 2 weeks) due to lack of sleep and pure forced insomnia.  Work today should be fun!

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Today, I was at a picnic in a large park and a child disappeared.  Thankfully, the child was found rather quickly and unharmed, but the police were still notified in the first few moments of panic.  Having 2 kids, this is one of the MANY fears that keep me up at night.  A few months back, in this same park, I had 2 altercations with a crazy fisherman and one incident with a weirdo old lady (needless to say I haven’t been back since).  The crazy fisherman was screaming obscenities at me and plotting my death for feeding the ducks next to a clearly (yet newly) posted sign that asked the public not to feed the ducks.  Now, I must admit that in this case I was wrong (mark your calendars folks,  you might not see that one again for some time).  However, CheezWaster and I have fed the ducks in this park for nearly 2 years now and frankly, I don’t see the harm in feeding the ducks and in fact, the main reason for this sign going up was to combat duck shit.  So - I should have to give up fun with my son, who by the way now thinks that all bread is intended for duck feeding, because the general public is too lazy to step over some duck shit?  I think not (not to mention there is no fine info posted on the sign, so I’ll take my chances!).  And the weird old lady, that was a bit more frightening.  I was in the play area of this park when my son befriended a sightly older boy.  He was chatting up this old lady who I assumed was his grandmother.  Well, a few minutes later I chat up his babysitter (who I assumed was his mother).  In conversation, I come to find out this old woman is, in fact, not his grandmother but a stranger.  Now 1) the babysitter proceeds to ream the kid a new one.  Tone of voice - uncalled for.  actual comments - very serious and necessary. 2) this old lady mentioned in conversation how she liked to come to the park and feed the ducks with the kids.  I proceed to observe her troll over to any kid who was willing to pay her some attention.  Now, I never actually saw her leave the play area with any children, but boy did this scare the crap out of me.  I see how many parents are distracted in the park, mostly due to their own fault, but nonetheless. A quick phone call, a commiserating chat with another mother - In mere seconds and the blink of an eye, anything can happen. So to make a long post longer and not to sound too pessimistic but rather realistic - I urge you to 1) be aware of your surroundings and the people in them 2) never take your eyes off your kids and 3) be prepared for the worst.

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What's in a Name?

I know someone out there in internetland is thinking what the hell kind of name is mamamamahoney.  Or maybe no one gives a crap about my little blog, but since it is my son’s term of endearment for me, I thought I’d explain.  My oldest son, who shall from this point on  be affectionately known as “CheezWaster” (bet you are wondering about that one!) will call me a hundred times before I answer him.  My husband gets about 3 Daddys before he moves back to Mama or Mommy.  Well, after hearing my husband call me honey enough, he figured out that I’m more likely to respond to him after a few mamas if he throws in a honey.  He now goes with 2 mamas and a honey and I’m sold! Not to mention that it describes my lot in life perfectly - I’m two times a lady mom and once a honey! And there you have it (for anyone who cares!)

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All Beginnings are Hard

In German there is a saying “Alle Anfaenge sind schwer” - “All Beginnings Are Hard” - please bare with me as I start up my new blog and thanks for visiting!

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