At first, I must admit, I was a little skeptical of this Mommy Reality challenge. Though, as I thought about it, I decided my night stand is very much like my purse and probably tells a lot about me just from the contents. While I don’t have any baby teeth (Ew, Jen!) I do have it over-flowing with items and more than once it has become my “Night” in shining armor in the dark of the well…night.
First, I have the standard books. The Bible and the current paperback I have been flipping through, “Mothers-Through the Eyes of Women Writers.” Both of these have come to the rescue during sleepless nights. Next, we have diapers, wipes and baby lotion. Someday, I know I will miss the day that my littlest wakes me up at 2 a.m. for a diaper change. Even now, though I may be tired and groggy, there is something peaceful and heart-warming about hearing the tiny pitter-patter of her baby feet tip-toeing into my room. Lastly, the cups. My husband teases me for the amount of cups usually stacked precariously on my night stand. I tell him I’m just preparing for an alien encounter like in “Signs.” Truth be told, the kids and I like chilled water before bed (and sometimes in the middle of the night) and in the rush of the morning, I always forget to take the glasses downstairs. Seriously though, you can never be too prepared for an alien attack. Not pictured on the inside, I have mints, chapstick, a million bobby pins, and a bunch of clutter. Although all these items seem simple, they all happen to be there for a purpose and when the baby needs a dry behind, or my lips are dry, or I am feeling parched in the middle of the night, my night stand comes to the rescue and nothing is more than an arms reach away!
Show us what your night stand holds and join all the others having fun on these Mommy Reality challenges. Hope to see you there!