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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bittersweet Tweets

Three things that have changed me forever
This morning I was feeling reflective and nostalgic about the passage of time, I realized the Momento app I purchased months ago would come in very handy.

Momento preserves any social media feed. I traveled back in time to December 2009, right before Christmas, New Year's, and new baby. As the snow piled up around our Northside Pittsburgh home, and we knew that big changes were heading our way.

The months from the holidays to the start of summer were hectic. We had a new baby, we sold the house we had lived in for nine years, bought a new house, I returned to work full-time, and we registered our oldest for kindergarten.

Below is a selection of my more memorable tweets from that time. Some are hilarious, some remind me of how terrified I was in that time of transition. Main themes include me being hungry, and the inevitable topic of poop. All are true.

  • "Yay D - first poop in the potty!!"Dec 2, 2009
  •  "I'm so appreciative that my 4 yr old started the laundry yesterday...Even though the babysitter was a little shocked..." Dec 13, 2009
  • "Everyone is napping except for Mommy. I'm awake thinking about life & how lucky I am. Sometimes my kids remind me to appreciate the obvious." Dec 19, 2009
  • "Can't wait for lunch." Dec 21, 2009
  • "M. just asked who his 'real mom' is...???" Dec 26, 2009
  • "I'm thinking about cheesecake again. Is that so bad?" Jan 2, 2010
  • "Anyone know when this baby will make an appearance?" Jan 5, 2010 (he was born that day)
  • "Why does our 2 1/2 yr old shout 'Dinoco' in his sleep?" Jan 7, 2010
  • "Parenthood is such a carousel - you're up & down, it's beautiful & annoying simultaneously; usually louder than necessary." Jan 9, 2010
  • "From my 4 yr old: 'Quiet! I smell something!'" Jan 14, 2010
  • "My 2 yr old when he saw the baby with a pacifier: 'why does he have a bill?'" Jan 19, 2010
  • "At what age are humans grossed out by running around with poop in their pants?" Feb 9, 2010
  • "When did it get so frustrating I snapped? Where is that calm, in control person I aim to be?" Mar 6, 2010
  • "So relieved cheesy taco pizza rolls taste good even when I'm not pregnant." April 5, 2010
  • "M. was doing the potty dance. I asked if he has to go potty. 'not yet' he said. 'my butt is still just dreaming about poop.' ?!?!?!!!" April 7, 2010
  • "It's not life that's the problem. It's my ability to handle it." May 21, 2010
  • "So done with changing poop filled diapers. So done with bad behavior." May 21, 2010
  • "Today sucks." May 21, 2010
  • "Today I am the mom I try not to be." May 21, 2010
  • "Sleeping baby...He's such a calm & happy kid... We are too lucky..." May 21, 2010
  • "Just had one of the best parent moments, big bro D. had lil bro A. laughing out loud...D. then hugs A. hard, says I love you..." May 23, 2010
  • "Searching for the meaning of life." May 27, 2010
  • "D. says, 'the answer is the question.' wise words." May 28, 2010


  1. ha ha. love all the poop references.

    my fourteen year old got a phone yesterday, he was showing me the importion trillions of poop apps he downloaded (poop dictionary etc) then at the end of his list, he said, as if it held equal importance in his life "oh yeah, and i downloaded a Bible too" totally couldn't understand why i laughed so hard ;)

    here's to meeting people where they are in life
    have a great day

  2. good lord...they don't grow out of the poop obsession???