My family moved from one corner of Ohio to another in May of 2015 when my husband took on a new job. Prior to that time, my husband and I both worked full-time and our (then) 3-year-old and 1-year-old were in day care. After the move, I became a stay-at-home mom, which has been equal parts joy and frustration. I love witnessing milestones first-hand and doing mundane things like taking them to the library (something I longed to do when I worked at a library), but I become somewhat lost in the overwhelming day-to-day tasks of maintaining a household and the completely intimidating work of helping small people grow into big people who will do good in the world.

In January 2016, I decided to get back into some of the things that I consider part of my being – the things that have helped me become the person I am. One of those things is writing, and a blog seemed like the most achievable way to make writing a habit once again. I also intend to do more reading in 2016, so I’m taking part in the Book Riot 2016 Read Harder Challenge. I plan to post book reviews of what I read for it (and whatever else I manage to read – it may be mostly children’s lit – don’t judge).

As for the title, I often find myself doing things that completely defy logic as a mom. The most mundane example that comes to mind is my older son wanting me to accompany him to the bathroom a few nights ago. My husband had turned on a movie about dinosaurs to watch with the boys, and both boys had been enjoying it. However, when it came time to go upstairs and pee (a thing he does alone at least 75% of the time), my older son was terrified. It took a long time to admit it, but he wouldn’t go upstairs because he was afraid of dinosaurs. Now, my 4-year-old understands, as much as a 4-year-old can, that there are no more dinosaurs. They are all gone. Furthermore, none of the dinosaurs in the movie had been carnivores. But, fear trumps logic, especially when you’re little, and sometimes, you have to be a mom first despite what your mind is telling you. Among other things, I intend to write about that.

 

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