It's been a busy week here at le petit a.p.t., hence the radio blog silence. Eric will have been in four cities within five days by this Sunday. When he's away, I desperately try to keep myself physically busy with projects around the a.p.t. (installed two things with my drill today, woo!), walks, playdates, outings with Ms. Avery Etta, errands galore. Anything to make the day go by faster works for me. It's been a nice break from the computer and social media, which we all know can becoming draining after awhile.
With all of the travel Eric has being doing lately, I've been what I call "single-momming it". This is only for a week at a time. I'm in awe of those who do this always. I honestly don't know how they do it. Much respect to you, mamas! I know some don't consider being a mom a true job, but it is the hardest job. And that's an understatement. You truly don't know until you are living it. There's no amount of babysitting or experience with children that can prepare you for it. All I can say is I Heart Avery, and I Heart Daycare. I feel so lucky to have a good support system place, and I give major props to those who don't and actually make it through the day, raising a healthy, well-adjusted child to boot.
You can have the happiest, most easygoing baby, but they are still a baby, and you are still a mommy who needs a break once and awhile. Or at least you need to know that your partner is coming home at the end of the day to let you take a five minute breather by lying face down on the spaghetti-milk-filled floor while he throws tiny human in the tub. It's hard when you know he's not coming home. It's a different mentality. You basically just power through like a mom bot. You enjoy the alone time and sense of independence to an extent, but it gets real old real fast. For more on single momming it - aka #babydaddytravelsalot read this great blog entry by Katie Schorr.
So, while I'm failing in the search to find some extra time to upload and edit my final images from the Big Girl on Broadway project installation, I want to share with you the "winning" style board that my client chose. Awhile back, I shared with you the two runners up. You can find them here.
Without further ado, ta-da! Here it is:
Big Girl Glam
Gorgeous pink, blue and mint rug, coupled with sophisticated mirrored dresser. Blue/green walls to pick up on rug. Mixture of textures and patterns to avoid fussiness. Upholstered faux leather white trundle/storage bed (bonus- wipeable!). Black natural material accent table + fun animal art gallery wall to tie in black/white zebra chair.
I can't wait to show you how this came to life, once I'm done single-momming it... Until then, I'm on momopilot mode.