Okay, Allison did it on her blog Preppy Haze and it seemed like a great idea, so here goes!
When will I realize...
1. That it's not a bad thing that it's been 10 years since I graduated from high school 2. That it really does not matter what other people think of me as long as I am living in a way that is pleasing to God. 3. That being quiet is not a bad thing. 4. That it is pointless to compare your own kids to other's 5. That even though I love the idea of cooking and finding recipes, the actual process is just something I don't enjoy 6. That I don't have to "exercise" but I do need to be more active if I want to lose weight 7. That you can't compare your body to the ones you see on tv and in movies 8. That even if I don't always like the way I look, Andrew does and I shouldn't try to argue with him about it :) 9. That I need to just take a compliment when it's offered 10. That you should not get out of a checkout line; the one that looks shorter will always end up being the one that needs a pricecheck, the person pays in all pennies, or they need their total every time a new item is added 11. That clean clothes will not fold themselves no matter how long you ignore them 12. That I will be sleepy no matter how much sleep I get 13. That I will eat chocolate if it is in the house (or car, or within walking or driving or flying distance :) ) 14. That I get bored easily with cell phones, cars, houses but that doesn't mean I have to constantly change them 15. That just because I don't work doesn't mean I have to feel like all our money is "Andrew's money" 16. That being a mom is not a "job" but I still need time off :) 17. That regretting your past does absolutely nothing to change it 18. That attempting to talk on the phone with a preschooler and baby is just not going to happen unless the person you're talking to doesn't mind constantly being interrupted and screaming over...well, screaming :) 19. That it's not embarrasing that I like to read 20. That even though I have grown to hate Walmart, I will never stop shopping there because of the great deals
So, lately I've been having all of these thoughts that are so ironic. I've been wishing away the sleepless nights, wondering when Taylor will get her first tooth, and when she will crawl but at the same time feeling sad that she has already grown so much so fast. I look at Taylor and get excited about her growing and finding out what her personality will be like but look at Carly and wonder how my baby is suddenly a 3 year old that gets her own snack, wants to brush her own hair, and likes to play the wii. (well at least pretend to drive while Daddy plays MarioKart.)
Andrew surprised me by coming home one day and saying he's sure he wants to stop at 2 kids. I posted before about how I was more sure than him about wanting to stick with our 2 girls. And I surprised myself by feeling a little sad when he said it.
I first heard this song when I was pregnant with Carly, and it had me in tears even then. (NOT because I felt like I was giving up my life for our baby, but because of the growing up part. :) )
I read in Parent magazine not too long ago about a mom that said we get so caught up in wishing our children were more independent and feeling sad about how fast they grow that we miss out on what's going on now. I am trying my best to remember this. Hey, we can sleep when we're dead, right? :)
I always know what time it is, know exactly when we need to finish each step of getting my two girls and I ready in the morning, and yet we're late almost every day. Welcome to my life as a stay-at-home-mom- my dream job, what I want to be when I grow up. ♥