In honor of Mother's Day last weekend, I thought it might be fun to hit it from the other side and talk about some of the things I have done after becoming a mom that I never would have done had it not been for my children.
Number one on my list is watch roughly 10,000 hours of that big purple dinosaur. Not only did I watch old Barn-Barn ad nauseum for what seemed like all eternity but was really only about two years, but I paid actual, hard-earned money for his stupid videos so we could watch whenever the tiny princess wished. This was the days before DVRs, and I did tape from the television on my own, but she loved the video boxes as much as the show, so we splurged.
Watching all those hours of purple torture weren't all bad, though. Even now, 20 years later, I can sing a snippet of one of those songs first thing in the morning and it will be stuck in Eldest's head all day. I know as a mom I shouldn't want payback, but sometimes I do.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.