Real Mommy Interview: Craving Peace and Quiet and PB Crackers

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Amy is the mother of four children, two boys and two girls, ages 8, 6, 2 and 9  months, and lives in Massachusetts.



What time do your kids get up in the morning?

The kids get up at 6:30 and I ignore/pretend morning isn’t coming for as long as I can. Sometimes I get a half an hour.


Did any sleep with you last night?

NO…and they don’t usually. Once we wrestle them down they usually stay.


What do you feed your kids when you can’t come up with anything else?

PB and J. IZZZZZ there anything else?


What do they love most in their lunchbox?

Dessert…the rest is just fodder.


If you have a short break, what’s the first thing you do for the house?

Currently Facebook but before that Craig’s List.


For yourself?

File my nails…pedicure.


When was the last time you went out with your husband? Where?

To Portland, OR for my 20th HS reunion.


When was the last time you went out with the girls? Where?

Never happens


What’s the strangest thing you’ve done/place you’ve gone to get a moment to yourself?

I regularly hide in the bathroom for a moment of peace.  I pretend that I have to go :)


What’s your latest charitable act?

All my kids are alive…today


How much TV do your kids really watch?

A WHOLE LOT..or I’d never get anything done! Hours and hours really, truly.


Do you care?



What’s your favorite TV show?

I like The View…but I never watch TV in the morning.  I channel surf.


Do you think about going back to work? What would you do?

I do think about going back.  I have a five year plan to either go back to work, or get a masters.  Teach OR work admin/admission for a private school so my kids could go.


What item can’t you live without?

PB crackers….the whole family unit would come down around my ears.  I use them for fast breakfast, I use them for snacks in the car.  I use them with fruit for lunch.  When the kids say ‘do we have pb crackers?’ if my answer is ‘no’, things go straight to hell.


What do you covet?


I hide in the bathroom for it for cry’n out loud!


What’s the most recent memorable comment one of your children made?

I said to my eldest son about a year ago, “Wear your helmet.”  He asked “Why?”  and I answered “Because the pavement is hard and you are beautiful.” He fired back “So are you.”  SLAM!  And he is right!


What do you want your kids to remember most about their childhood?

That I loved them…that I wasn’t perfect but I gave it my all.  I want them to look back and feel I was IN it.





One Comment

  1. I love this woman; she is a realist.

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