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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!


  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!

  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.

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

  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.


  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.