Mom Needs A Break

Let's be honest, some days are better than others.

Some days, I crush this whole being a mom things. I also manage to hold up my end of the marriage bargain and can say that I was a responsive and supportive friend (via text to, like, my two total friends, so don't be too impressed)

And then there are days where I feel like this:

Full on Mom Collapse.

For some reason, Tuesday night was one of those nights. 
Too many diaper changes with a banshee baby who just cannot with the diaper changes and made a head first dive off of the changing table to escape a cool wipe (I caught him with my cat like reflexes and then immediately wished for a cocktail),  a dinner that just couldn't be anything other than burned, no matter how hard I tried and a husband who only wanted to discuss his fantasy football team.

I just couldn't.
We put the baby to bed and I told Justin the living room TV was all his. 
I needed a night to be left alone.  

And do this:

Fun Fact: I was in the Theater Club in high school and participated in (yes, participated, no starring here to say the least) six musicals. And I can still sing all of the words to every one (except Pirates of Penzance, because it's terrible) and have been known to pass the time on a long (solo, obv) car trip by listening to entire show soundtracks from start to finish. And by listening, I clearly mean singing them at the top of lungs, sometimes more than once so that I can sing all of the best parts.

So obviously, I'm a huge Pitch Perfect fan. 
Let it be known that I actually went to see it in theaters by myself because we had just moved, didn't have a sitter and I wasn't missing it. Off to the theater I went for a Sunday Matinee leaving the boys at home with promises of a pizza reward if they were on their best behavior and didn't burn down our temporary apartment complex while I was gone. 

Ok, back to my no good, terrible mom day that required a happy moment of solitude.

I made this for dinner:

Put on my ode to Fat Amy pajamas and my best I'm not playing with either of you tonight face 

and got into bed. 

Look at that! A happy Stephanie, sans make up, about to stuff her face with fist fulls of extra butter popcorn and lay right in the middle of the bed, starfish style. Ah, living the dream. 

In case you're wondering, no husbands or babies were neglected in the making of this post.
Quite frankly, I'm pretty sure they were each content to get a night of solitude under their belts as well. Now, off you go to Wal-Mart to grab the Deluxe Box set of Pitch Perfect 2 because it comes with a CD of greatest hits from both movies. And what better way to drown out a baby crying in the back seat than cranking some A cappella? 

Aca'scuse me? 
You heard me, go get it. 

Here are the deets:

 Head to Walmart to grab the exclusive Pitch Perfect 2 Blu-Ray/Soundtrack combo pack. Soundtrack includes some of your favorite songs from Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 (while supplies last)

Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ThePitchesatWMT


  1. Oh man, Fat Amy is the greatest!! Haha! :)

  2. yep that dinner sounds perfect! i had a night like that yesterday... minus the popcorn bc we didnt have any, but hulu was there. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. That pretty much looks like a perfect evening! I firmly use popcorn as a meal for lunch at work or when I am just incredibly (and proud of it) lazy. Glad you got to fit in some 'me' time!

  4. Yep. Sometimes nights like these are necessary. And I totally loved the movie! "Come're Becca and Chloe...together you're Bloe...and everyone loves a good Bloe.." Haha! Her solo to Bumper was also another highlight of the movie.

  5. I'm planning on a night JUST like this for myself tonight. I have a three day weekend ahead of me and I'm leaving the husband to deal with the dog and dinner, throwing on my fav yoga pants and sweatshirt (bless it for cool weather in Boston), lighting a good candle and taking my bottle of red to the bedroom... for me, myself and I.

    Also, I have a True Life question for you. With your sweet black pup, I'm wondering how you manage to keep your bedding looking so fresh and clean. No dogs allowed on the bed? Our (82 pound) dog Molly likes to curl up at the foot of ours and our comforter is definitely showing proof of that, but I'm realllly trying to convince the husband that we need all white bedding. Be real with me, sister!

  6. this post makes me feel like one day i will be able to be a mom. :) love this and glad you took care of yourself! also pitch perfect is my fave and if PP2 wasn't 20$ on amazon prime i would have been watching it this weekend. stealing it from the bestie this weekend!

  7. I love your posts... they always make me laugh:)
    And love the shirt .

  8. Sounds like a wonderful night! Isn't that funny how sometimes as a mom you just want a night alone? gasp. I feel awful saying it but I just want it to be quiet!

    Annie- All Things Big and Small

  9. Sounds so perfect!! I love those movies - and my fiance does too actually! ;)

  10. Fantasy baseball is currently overlapping with fantasy football and I honestly can't keep up any more with my husband's trades/lineups/points. Yes to signing at the top of your lungs in the car though!


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