IT'S ONLY DOWNHILL FROM HERE
WORDS BY LISSA MOON LACROIX
VIDEO AND PHOTO BY JOHN LACROIX
Well, we've peaked at 4 years old. We had a decent run. Even if we didn't, you'd never know it. My very thoughtful and highly curated Instagram feed has seen to that, thank you very much. But seriously, how do we top that fucking video? I say WE, although in actually I had nothing to do with it. My husband surprised me with it at Colette's (that's the kid we made) birthday party last year in February. He's an agency creative director, so it's kind of his job to make things that will have you ugly-crying in public.
But hold the phone, I think I have just answered my own question! I didn't make the video, so therefore I don't have to top it, HE does. Sucker!
This is an incredible relief because her birthday is right around the corner and I have my hands full throwing a party that will make it seem as though we have our shit together, when in actuality, we're hanging on by a thread! Apparently, it's frowned upon to periodically ignore your family, career and student loans to instead curl into fetal position.
I want so badly to be good at life, to excel at MOMMING. But in reality, we have to cut corners and if I'm being honest with myself and with you, mediocrity is the center of my being. Well, that and charcuterie plates. Anywho, I digress ladies. Thank you for letting me think out loud. You'll come to find that inner-monologue isn't my strong suit. My strong suit is probably more along the lines of Diane Keaton circa Baby Boom.
Oh my god, I didn't even tell you who I am! The name's Lissa Moon LaCroix and I live in Portland. When I'm not creating hilarious and self-deprecating content for y'all, I'm selling houses like hot cakes, photographing my daughter and buying shoes I can't afford.