Saturday, June 23, 2012

Relativity According to Mommy

What's the Word June
Today's word is: ( relativity )

I found this image here.
With the explanation... "Swiss designer Marcus Kraft contributed a triptych which was an attempt to translate Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity into a piece of concept art: Sometimes, one second can change your whole life. On the other hand, a whole year can feel very boring, unimportant and dull. What if one year is as long as one day or even one second? — Maybe there’s no difference at all."
I love physics. Not so much when I was actually in school when teachers wanted to teach it to me properly, but now. Now it is one of the most intriguing subjects I can think of. I love the LHC, Einstein's theories, black holes, other dimensions, the notion that time doesn't exist and the excitement of discovering new things all the time. This stuff blows my mind and things that blow my mind are my favorite things.

The theory of relativity plays a huge part in modern physics, but it doesn't all have to be about neutron stars, gravitational waves and black holes. We can apply it to our every days lives. Here is a short list of how I have interpreted the Theory of Relativity since becoming a Mom.
  • Before having children, poop was the grossest thing. I don't know about you, but I couldn't fathom touching my own poop. Now, after 3 kids, I have been known to say, "It's only poop.", and other people's poop gets cleaned up around here daily, by me with no second thoughts about it.
  • Compare the value of being able to take a shower pre-kids vs post kids. HUGE difference, right?
  • When you lose your kid in Target for 45 seconds (only to find them giggling inside a clothing rack) and it feels like an eternity.
  • Luxury was: a pedicure, back massage, lounging in the sand until someone woke you up. Luxury now is: going to the bathroom without someone yelling at you, knocking on the door or barging in.
  • You put your 4 year old in time out for 4 minutes. To him, it feels like FOREVER, to you it's enough time to switch the laundry and run back before the timer goes off (because leaving him in there longer than the allotted time would be cruel and unusual punishment).
  • The perfect Friday night then? A crazy night at the club, getting kicked out and reaching home safely to have another drink and pass out with your best friends. The perfect Friday night now? A PG rated movie on the couch with popcorn, kids in bed by 8 and a quiet house to catch up on your favorite blogs/tv shows.
  • Your baby is heading into FIRST GRADE! Wasn't she born like last week... how did this happen??
That is relativity, according to me. 
 Did I miss anything? Let me know.
<3, Tabi :D


  1. Agree with you on the Target thing, but I wasn't bothered about poop because I had an elderly cat before I had my son.

  2.! ♥ Sharing!

  3. YES! for me especially the poop thing... and vomit, and my old rule was shower rule shower when my daughter starts saying "wet hair" when really it's just greasy..... old me prim, proper, polite.... new me love telling people just how much a ten pound baby destroys your vagina!

  4. I'm glad you ladies liked it. :)

    A funny thing happened about vomit, I remember way back when my first daughter puked in my husbands mouth and I laughed hysterically about it for far too long. My poor husband, but it really was hilarious to me.

  5. Oh I love this! And I agree physics is awesome and what a cool way to trasnform it into your daily life. I'm obsessed with the second law of thermodynamics... that everything is constantly moving into a state of chaos. Which is why the house gets messy unless I purposely make the effort to clean it up. Very original post. Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. You're adorable and I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Yes! I know chaos very well!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Bonnie. I'm headed over to check your space out now. :)

  6. This is great. No kiddo's for me yet -- but I can stil relate. I found you from Saturday Sharefest!

  7. This is so true!! I'm amazed at the amount of gross stuff that doesn't phase me anymore. The only thing that still makes me gag is boogers. For some reason, I can't take the boogers! :)

    1. Oh, I am a pro at boogers. I've even caught myself sticking my finger up my husband's nose. (Maybe I shouldn't hit publish on this)

  8. Very true! Although, I used to be more accustomed to poop and plenty of other gross things, and somehow I recently developed a gag reflex I never had before. I can clean it up, but I'm usually dry heaving the whole time! Luckily it's only with the dogs messes and puke, not the baby's diapers. Thanks for sharing I loved the list!

    1. I'm with you on the dog messes. That still gags me, too! Our dogs are pretty good with the pee and poo in the house, but the occasional puke is the worst!!!

  9. You canptured it beautifully! Everything is relative and we all see and experience it differently. Fun post.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Misssrobin! And a wonderful weekend back at ya! ;)


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Have an awesome day.

xo, Tabi :D

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