RACHEL DRATCH: Moving on, BUST says they haven’t interviewed you since you had your son, Archie, last year. So what are your favorite and least favorite things about being a mom? AMY POEHLER: My favorite thing…
This is so fantastic. My favorite part - the idea that working moms feel compelled to pretend they have guilt, and stay at home moms think they have to say they’re bored. I was just saying to Steve the other day that I really don’t have any guilt about the fact that Ryan is in daycare and I work, I just have a little about the fact that I don’t feel guilty about it. And, I think on the whole I’d love staying home with Ryan if we could afford it. I’ve never wondered what stay at moms do all day, my 3 days each week with Ryan fly by (ok, some days are hard, but even they’re over before I know it).
While home alone tonight (Steve working late), Ryan was in the bath and I the shower right across from each other. I sometimes get creeped out when home alone and doing something loud, like vaccuuming or showering, that prevents me from hearing much else. But I found comfort in reminding myself that Roscoe would bark if someone came into the house. You can guess what happened next.
I can’t believe I once lived alone, I’m such a scaredy cat.
Tonight, at our city’s tree lighting, I held Ryan on my hip with one arm, and Steve and I draped our arms across each other’s backs. Ryan didn’t like how I was holding him and asked that I “use two hands,” the same way we tell him to drink from a cup and other tasks.
Then, at the little celebration he got a fireman’s hat after checking out a fire truck. On the walk home he said “This is Ryan’s. No touch, Mommy.” No touch…wonder where he got that? He probably hears it 10 times a day from us - “That’s hot Ryan, no touch,” or in a store “That’s fragile Ryan, no touch, just to look.”
By request, here is my Thanksgiving work back schedule. When I host, I take off Wednesday, so you’ll see things planned for then. Though, if you don’t have a demanding toddler, you could likely fit more into Wednesday night after work and Thursday. I’ve farmed out the pies and cranberry sauce to family; when I make them, I do cranberries on Tuesday (they get better with time), make pie crust on Wednesday and refrigerate over night, and then bake the pies in the morning before baking the side dishes.
Also, the turkey time is approximate - we ordered a BIG turkey at 18-24 lbs. Depending on the actual size I’ll tweak the timing. For a smaller turkey, around 14 lbs, you should be able to do at 400 for 2 hours and call it a day.
November 3 - I’m thankful for pretty nails that make it more fun to type and demo stuff. Team manis were a great way to end the day before we all head to NYC! And really it’s not just my shiny, cherry red nails. I’m so grateful to work with people who are smart, caring and fun, and grateful for a company culture that recognizes how hard we all work with fantastic rewards.
November 2. Today I’m grateful for pep talks. Lots of things swirling around my head, including plenty of self-doubt. Not sure what I’d do without those who keep me grounded, namely Steve, but also amazing coworkers and clients.