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120 – Things your husband says

Hey mama. This is Mama’s daily dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of Happy Friday, Mama. And just a little reminder, next week is Thanksgiving. That’s crazy stuff. But this weekend, make sure you write down your things that you are grateful for three things each day. So today and through the weekend. And don’t worry, I’ll give you another little reminder on Monday, too. And Mama’s daily dose is… but I need to make rice. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.

I totally forgot about this story from nearly four years ago, until my husband was making rice the other night. And I looked at him and I was like, hey, remember that funny story about you needing to make rice. And he didn’t think it was as funny. But I think it’s funny. And I do have to say that my husband has come a long way since this story four years ago. But I remember it was one evening, and Anderson was a few months old. And he was just you know, it was that witching hour. And he was just crying. And I was trying to put them in the what do you call it? The holder thing? Oh, my gosh, why can’t I think of it the Ergo, my goodness. And I was holding him I was rocking amongst trying to feed him. I was doing all of the things. And it just wasn’t working. And I just needed a break. And I was gross. I need to take a shower. And I remember I asked my husband I said, Hey, can you hang on to him for about 10 minutes, because I just need to go take a shower, I need a little breather. And he looked me dead in the eyes totally serious and said, but I need to make rice first. And I was like, a pretty sure you can make rice while you hold the baby. Or you can put them down for two seconds while you need to fill up the water, and then throw the rice in the water. And I’m pretty sure the stove does the rest of the work there for you. And at the time, I didn’t really think it was funny. I was very much annoyed by it. But it also just shows parenting is really a learning experience. And when you are doing it with your partner, there’s some give and take there. And sometimes when things are a big deal in that situation like I remember I got pretty pissed off about it. Like I made that sarcastic remark and then I was like, dude, just take the baby and make your rice I guarantee you can figure out how to do it on your own. And he’s figured that out and he has figured out a lot of other stuff on his own and I’ve figured out a lot of stuff. Parenting is really just experience over time, right? People couldn’t tell you all these things, but you just got to experience it and you know what? My husband now watches the children and makes rice at the same time. So we’re all growing here…

Mama have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend. If you aren’t already give me a follow on InstagramĀ @MeghanQBarrett. And that is Meghan with an H. I will see you on Monday. We are talking a little bit about Ooh yes, gratitude for the past and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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