I have a confession to make. I love bubble gum pop. My boyfriend’s tween daughters and I share the same taste in music and I’m not sorry at all. I find the music fun, energizing and above all, introspective. You see my life as a mom is a lot like a Ke$ha song.
I’m always like Tik Tok, C’mon, c’mon (because we are always running late).
My name, too, seems to contain a dollar sign.
Parenting is like inflation. Everything seems to cost more than it used to and everyone wants money. Dentist, field trips, hot lunch, prescriptions, seasonal apparel, birthday party gifts. I feel like a high roller, put it on my tab!I, too, feel like P-Diddy when I wake up. The other day I rolled out of bed and bought TWO WHOLE BOTTLES of antacids at the grocery store and was like “This is what being a 32 year old Mommy is like.” It was a sad little splurge. I was going to buy cauliflower, but with produce prices the way they are I think even P-Diddy would be like “Maybe just stick to the frozen stuff.” I believe in celebrating, but I try to entertain a little bit of fiscal responsibility.Speaking of celebrating, it definitely feels like the party doesn’t start until I walk in. I feel like, man, I know you can work a toaster, how come you can never find your shoes independently?It’s not just the shoes that are missing, it’s the pants. Like, Ke$ha, my kid spent the first couple years of his life dancing with no pants on. It seems like he needs to revert back to that phase whenever we are in a rush and his jeans are nowhere to be found. Ke$ha would be so proud. I miss having a diapered little butt running around my house, but I’m glad we are mostly past that phase.There’s another phase I don’t miss. I don’t miss the phase where he didn’t wanna go to sleep and wanted to stay up all night. His witching hour was like 3 am and I used to watch this reality show about plastic surgery (The Swan maybe?) and a lot of infomercials. He loooooved to stay up all night, which meant like Ke$ha, I had to stay up all night too.Being a mom maybe isn’t glamorous as being Ke$ha, but we do share an interest in dental hygiene.
Sometimes my cat, Jack, joins me when I’m brushing my teeth but I prefer Crest myself. To each her own. I swear I spend half my life trying to convince my kid to brush his teeth. Maybe I just need a catchy tune to convince him – like Ke$ha’s bubble gum pop I love. I guess I should get on it – Tik Tok.