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Friday, March 30, 2012

You Fish Saturday, I Shop Sunday




Man have I been out of the loop lately.  For those of you who actually enjoy my blogs, I apologize.  For those of you who read my blog because I force you too, hope you enjoyed your time off, now back to it!  

There are just certain times of the year when I find it hard to wash my hair, yet alone jot down all the hilarious things going on around me.  Working full-time with two kids under three and the occasional extra-curricular activity doesn’t allow me the freedom I once had.  Some days I literally wake up and my first thought is, “if I didn’t have kids, what would I do today?”  Images of long peaceful hikes, followed by a trip to the nail salon, then afternoon cocktails with the girls before a romantic dinner with my husband, quickly dissipate as the first earth-rattling “MOMMYYYYYYYYY,” is heard from the other room.

There was a time that scream was actually the sound of my alarm clock, (which I don’t think I have used since the birth of my first son) waking me in time to get to the gym before work.  Happy Hour wasn’t something I scheduled two weeks in advance but a spontaneous phone call to a friend at 3pm, “I’m thinking I need a drink after this day, how about you?”  Can you believe my husband and I actually spent our weekends doing things together like skiing or going on bike rides, instead of taking turns: “You can fish Saturday morning, if I can go shopping alone on Sunday.” 

Yes, I miss those days, especially as I grudgingly get out of bed and go into the screaming child’s room, cursing him under my breath every step of the way.  But then I open the door and something amazing happens.  He looks up at me and immediately the biggest smile you have ever seen comes across his face.  It’s as if I am standing there holding a pot of gold (or in his instance, maybe just a giant birthday cake).  My heart suddenly feels as if it could burst with all of the love I feel in that moment.  And I realize…. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

5 comments:

  1. Sing it sista-friend! Perfect post! I know exactly how you feel! Kids definitely open your eyes to simple pleasures--the ones you gain through them, the ones you miss from before they came into your life. I like to remind myself that those romantic dinners and whatnot don't have a shelf-life, while our kids will grow up too fast whether we want them to or not. Soon enough we will get back all that me-time again and then we will reminisce about those days when we didn't have so much time on our hands--and miss all the craziness!

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  2. I am in the same boat! And while for now, the social life suffers...I wouldn't want it any other way either.
    Sweet post.

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  3. This is so sweet…and I can completely relate!! :)

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  4. I don't know what life would be like now without kids. It has been such a non-stop ride of highs (and some lows) with the kids. I wouldnt change it. Like you, grumbling when they wake up in the middle of the night, but getting those hugs and kisses, makes it alright.

    Regina
    www.thecrazynutsmom.com

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  5. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I've done the same thing so many times myself. Kids are amazing and being a MOM is the best job ever! Thanks.

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