Confessions of a Professional Mom

Confessions of a Professional Mom

Professional mom seeking clarity, balance and a well deserved glass of wine.

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Poof Dilemma

April 30, 2012 , , , , , ,

Enjoying 2 minutes of peace and quiet (I stress 2) while getting ready this morning and before I can finish applying mascara to the lower lashes I hear, “It’s a poof!” “It’s poofing!” “I don’t like the poof!” “Aaaaahhhhh!”


Like a fool, I fall prey to the crying and rush in to the girls bathroom where my 4-year old is huffing and puffing and tugging at the side pony tail she’s made that has clearly gone awry. “What on earth is wrong,” I ask. Near tears, she replies, “It’s a poof!” I reply, “A what?” She says, “A poof.” “I don’t like it.” Perplexed, I tell her I don’t understand what this poof is that she is so upset about. She points to the top of her head where the “just slept on” hair is kind of fuzzy and out of control and is now forming a little “bump it”. “Seriously, it’s no big thing,” I tell her. “Yes it is!” she cries. “It’s a poof, I don’t like the poof, I don’t want the poof!” “Make it go away!!!!!” “I can’t have a poof.”

Poof DilemmaI had to turn my head and chuckle. I’m thinking, “Seriously, a poof is what you’re crying about?” I’ve got a preteen barking at me that we need to go soon, I’m trying to figure out what to wear for a client lunch today and I may have forgotten to remind her (for the thirtieth time) of the starving children in the Sudan who have nothing and would even be thrilled with a poof if given one. Instead I say, “that’s why God invented water, honey.” Dab. Dab. Brush. Pat. Let me redo your ponytail….oh, ok, YOU redo your ponytail. Sheesh!

Poof fixed. Poof dilemma averted. Whew!

Some day I will look back on this poof dilemma and laugh, right?! Brother!!!!!! So, keep the water handy. You never know when you’ll have to jump in to a poof dilemma and save the day.

I’m tired.

Stay sane, my friends.


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You always find the most perfect pictures for your blogs! xo



April 30, 2012

For me it’s the trauma of finding the “soft brush” because no other will do. Oh, and mom is no longer allowed to touch the hair



May 15, 2012

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