A Dose of Humor – I Don’t Care What the Panda Says – I’ve Still Got It!

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life.
Taryn is the very busy and very blessed mom of two boys 11 months apart – one with special needs. She writes regularly on her family blog More Skees Please.

So I had a little break today. I took the kids to my inlaws around noon because I had a doctors appointment at 12:30. I was then going to Louisville to get a massage (my mother’s day gift) and to make a trip to my favorite place…TJ Maxx. I’ve been rollerblading again so I’m beginning to see a glimpse of my “old” body – one that includes a waist and okay looking legs. Feeling confident, I put on a cute little denim skirt (pre-Aiden-pregnancy attire mind you!) and a simple black shirt and cute turquoise necklace. I had my hair pulled back because I showered last night – as is the case most of the time – after the kids went to bed. But I actually did my makeup (the kids slept long enough to let me do it for once) and I have to admit, I felt…dare I say it…hot.

After dropping the kids off, and going to my appointment, I was sitting at a light when I noticed an open-topped jeep wrangler loaded with a bunch of young guys. I was instantly reminded of the times when I would drive around without a care in the world, hoping to catch the eyes of guys just like these. As I turned left at the light and the jeep passed, I heard a “Woo-hoo”. Wait a second…were they hollaring at me? I looked in my rear-view mirror to see if they were turning around or anything. They weren’t, but I know I heard it. My confidence soared.

I spent the next few minutes pulling the rearview down to check myself out. ‘This mascara does really bring out my eyes’ I thought.

As I accelerated over a small bump, my ego was crushed in an instant.

I heard the faintest “Woo-hoo” once again, and realized it was my son’s toy Kung-Fu Panda from the happy meal daddy bought him. It was laying on the floor behind my seat. I was quickly reminded that I am not the spring chicken I once was. I am a wife and a mommy – and I wouldn’t change it for anything. And besides, according to my husband I am the hottest mommy in the world.

This post was originally published on June 12, 2008 at More Skees Please.

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3 Responses to A Dose of Humor – I Don’t Care What the Panda Says – I’ve Still Got It!
  1. Marie
    November 6, 2009 | 5:37 pm

    Loved it! You are still hot! I get envious every time I look at your cute pictures.

  2. kellie
    November 6, 2009 | 7:50 pm

    Love it, and love taryn. We had the honor of meeting her when our daughter was having hand surgery in kentucky. My daughter also has apert syndrome. Keep up the good work

  3. Carrie
    November 6, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    That is SO funny. 🙂

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