Hi it’s me

“You’re experiencing the most hectic time in your life” my friend explains to me as i vent to him about my week. Our household has been met with fevers, flu, strep. We’re covered in germs. The breaking point came when I put both children down for their nap and our dog, who has been experiencing his own stomach bug looks at me with pleading eyes and a whine. Third floor apartment, I’m not sure what to do. I keep our door open as I run down the stairs, knocking on apartments in an attempt to find someone to make sure the kids are ok and fail so I nervously  step out for the time it takes to let my dog relieve himself of the runs.  This time i am the one pleading with my dog to relieve himself quickly as he frantically sniffs every piece of concrete for the perfect spot. I yell at him, to hurry up and as soon as he drops his pathetic hershey kiss of a poo i run back to our building, up the stairs three at a him to reach home, out of breath and to both children sleeping peacefully.

Parenthood has redefined what a day means to us and when it ends and begins. Our long walks in the park are in slow motion as Z takes a moment to touch and taste everything around him and then sometimes we are in a pathetic version of fast forward when I’m trying to negotiate with my two year old  to put on a coat as I try to finish some chores and pack a bag to get out the door. I do all this as my 5 month old looks on bemused.

They may never know the behind the scenes work we do to make their lives run flawlessly.

And that’s parenthood. They put it in movies and everyone laughs. They giggle at the scenes of a young family and the chaos they live in to raise children. I feel like every moment in my life is some sort of cliche.  And when my toddler walks down the street and he sees a mess on the street, he points at it and says “momma clean”, because all the kid sees is me with a broom in my hand.

But there are days where the dog cleans the floor after dinner so i don’t have to.

I’ll take it.

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Germapino with a Jewish Twist. Twist. Collective Thoughts of a Ginrod are the musings of a Texas born,half German, half Filipina girl who who went on a trip to Bangkok and found herself in the Holy Land , as a jew, married to an Englishman, with 3 kids and a pup named Henck.

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