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So I'm gonna give all my secrets away...

The True Confessions of a New Jersey Mommy
a Time for Mom Linkup 

1. Target Fruit Snacks? Love 'em. I can seriously eat four packs in a sitting. They are delicious blobs of opaque goodness.

2. I have been told a number of times that when PJ has a public meltdown I stay remarkably composed. The truth is that being in public in and of itself is the only thing that keeps me from crying/yelling/trying to sell him to a passerby. But, really, what else can I do when he's coming apart at the seams in Target? If I lose it, too, it will just make the spectacle that much more horrifying.

3. I have watched Peg + Cat alone. As in, without a child in the room. That show cracks me up!

4. The answer to "PJ have a book?" is always "Yes."

5. PJ has slept the entire night in his bed for two nights in a row...and I am a little bummed out about that.

6. We hit Dunkin' Donuts about 4-5 times a week. It's horrible, but it is also our lifeline sometimes. I have found few problems that a coffee for Mommy and a Munchkin for PJ can't fix. Also, in a pinch, a bacon, egg and cheese Wake Up Wrap is only 5 Weight Watchers points.

7. I taught PJ the lyrics to "Remix to Ignition" by R. Kelly, albeit the sanitized version made famous by the Dartmouth Aires on The Sing Off. When I sing, "Can I get a toot-toot?" PJ will respond with "Can I get a beep-beep?" and I crack up every. single. time. He also favors "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and "Maneater" by Hall and Oats. His propensity towards inappropriate music is my favorite!

8. I am not above letting PJ use my iPhone for entertainment if I need to. We have watched Wreck It, Ralph in restaurants, dressing rooms, Target, and varied family gatherings.

9. I imagine that, as PJ gets older, I will reconsider how much I choose to share about his life in my writings. I try to keep the things that are truly private, private. But, right now, as his mother, I share at my own discretion versus what I think his might be.

10. I hate Thomas the Train. Who came up with this crap? I mean, who aside from the person who is sitting on a chair made of money laughing at all of the mamas who have to endure the tales of that blue painted ass-hat on tracks? And what I really want to know is why do these trains always end up in these dumbass situations when the have humans who are supposed to be operating them?  We have spent the equivalent of a semester in college on Thomas stuff for PJ, so the irony is that I have to set aside my hatred lets we waste all that money. I just stifle my disdain and daydream about slapping Sir Toppem Hatt in the head.

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Jenn said…
Thanks for hosting Brie, and thank you for featuring my vanilla coffee creamer!
Thomas the Train seems awful.

I agree, I'd want to also throw a tantrum if a kid was throwing a tantrum, but then that would mean someone would video ME throwing a tantrum and I don't want to be a GIF.

No shame in DD to get through the day. None at all - it's a relatively okay and inexpensive soothing mechanism. I use it myself.

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