Friends, we all know I crush on Fluent in Blonde. Ashton has rocked my world with not only her adorableness and pink hair, but her genuine enthusiasm and talent. She never fails to make me laugh. I’m so thankful to know this Blonde gal, and after introducing her fantastic to you last month, I’m pleased for Ashton to share her own post here today. Please join me in welcoming Fluent in Blonde!
I’m so excited to Meredith has been so kind to allow me as a guest on The Mom of the Year! I’m Ashton, and I blog at http://www.fluentinblonde.com . I’m a married, Las Vegas hair stylist with a new baby. I’m trying to start pureed prunes in the hair trending over here on the West Coast, but I haven’t seen Meredith wearing them yet…
Do you ever have those surreal moments of reflection in life when you think, “Wait, what happened? This is MY life right now?” Mine hit me when I’m driving and notice in my rearview mirror that I only have mascara on one eye, or when I get the electric bill in July. I spend a solid part of summer bill automatic withdrawal days lamenting not marrying solely for money…
The arrival of my sweet baby boy has given me several more “Whoa, Life, whoa,” moments, usually in the middle of the night. A few months ago, it was a night like this:
8:30PM: “Night mom!” Wink, wink.
12:15AM: “Hey mom, I’m hungry. No, just kidding. I’m not really. Just wanted to see if you’re up.”
12:45AM: “MOM. I’m starviiiing, but I am going to take 30 minutes to eat because I LOVE this Full House episode. Cut. It. Out!”
1:30AM: “Oh hey, mom, did you put on your generic Latisse before bed? I haven’t noticed a difference, so just a reminder.”
1:45AM: “I heard you flush the toilet!”
2:15AM: “Heeeey mom! Look in the monitor! Bad swaddle = toga! Toga!”
2:30AM: “You, again? I was yelling for Dad.”
3:30AM, maybe: “I WEDGED MY HAND BETWEEN THE CRIB AND MATTRESS.”
4:00-6:30AM: “Hi! Mom! Hi! Mom! Hi! Mom! Hi! Mom!”
6:45AM: “I was just resting my eyes! Gotcha!”
Since my little guy was not at about to be convinced that sleep, or even cuddle time with Mom, would be better than nighttime playing, I made use of some unexplored photography apps on my phone.
“Binkies in the Moonlight.”
“Leaning Tower of Diapers.”
“Abstract Spit Up Collage, with Flames.”
“Binkies at Dawn.”
Very fortunately, those night time wake up calls for cuddling/watching Fresh Prince reruns have lessened, but I’ll keep my Mom-Art to remind me that, as with all life craziness, it’s only a moment in time…and I will one day want it back!
Stop by http://www.fluentinblonde.com and say hi, or just let me know how the pureed prunes thing is going in your town.