As a new mom, there are times when I feel like I’ve broken new ground and ventured into territory where only motherhood could have propelled me.
…Times like wiping Bennett’s snot with the very shirt I’m wearing.
But then I go and retrieve his “snotties” with my bare hands and then I realize that the whole shirt thing was a luxury.
Probably seems gross, but you’ve gotta strike when you can. And anyhow, I don’t suppose you’re gloved when you retrieve your own snotties, are you?
Well, more ground was broken recently when a spider came close to my babe and I squashed it with my bare finger. B.A.R.E. skin! Imagine!
Once upon a time, I’d take a moment to grab a can of hairspray and a tissue, intending to first slow the sucker down and then to quickly scoop & flush.
Bennett’s presence in my life, however, requires me to think quickly on my feet and I didn’t even realize that I had dealt so barbarically with the arachnid until the deed was done.
Mommy Square Piece’s instincts are rarely self-regarding. Anything could happen.