Friday, December 26, 2008
Random thoughts... My cousin, who will soon graduate from law school and who is quite the party boy but also a serious student, brought these giant fruit baskets for each family at my mom's house. It was one of the best gifts I've ever received. Kiwi, banana, blueberries, blackberries, apples, oranges, cookies. My daughter has an ability that I'm certain will grow, that I'm certain will get worse as she gets older. She can say things and hurt me to my core. Ruin my day. And she's not even 4 years old yet. This morning, I had gotten up and was heading back to the bedroom. I saw that she was starting to wake up so I went into her room and laid down with her, snuggling her. She wakes up a little more, I brush the hair from her face. It's a very sweet moment. Until she says "Mom. Get OFF me." Yep. Ruined my mood. I'm having one of the worst menstrual cycles I've had in a long time. Crampy and cranky and heavy. I've even tried Midol for the first time in my life. But it complicates everything, being out of sorts with my body. My house is a wreck. Toys are everywhere, new toys are everywhere, packaging strewn about. My kitchen needs to be cleaned up. Lots to do today. Goldfish, the cracker, are addicting. I made my mom cry, in a good way, at Christmas. My kids are way cute. Way adorable. Way funny. Most of the time. Even when there are complications, we are blessed with great families. Friendship is really important to me and I hold the people that I consider close friends to high expectations. It takes a lot for me to consider someone part of my inner circle. I'm learning that a lot recently. Christy and I bought these chocolate wafer cookies at Costco. They are from Italy. I think Italy must be in heaven. I love my husband. For a lot of reasons- some of which can't be put into words. But last night, as we were driving home, I leaned over and rested my head on his arm and shoulder, held his hand... and just felt safe and warm and happy. We have 3 days spread out ahead of us with no plans, aside from church on Sunday. What on earth should we do?
live it up..........
Get someone to watch your kids for a few hours at THEIR house, and have a Christmas party with your hubby. ;)
Hmmm. The 'get off me' comment. I think that comes as a result of our children (and sometimes mommies) gradually realizing that they are separate entities from parents. In the beginning, before birth, they're part of us, then we spend so much time holding, feeding, changing, cuddling...it seems like they're just an extension of us. As they grow older, they (and we) come to realize that they're not.
My second child was a total non-cuddler, even as an infant. Rarely wanted to be held, comforted, was a totally non-affectionate child. I kept at it and kept at it because...he seemed un-comfort-able, and I felt like he shouldn't feel 'that alone' in the world. He eventually became more loving, gave spontaneous hugs and so forth. It was a long journey though.
Now c'mon. I wanted to hear about what a hit the dollhouse was!!!
I'm with Joanie! A 3 day sex marathon with your hubby! You can feed him Italian Wafers.
Um- did ya'll miss the part about my period??? I think we will wait and have some "alone in the house grown up time" next week... when the kids are in daycare!
Mmmmmm, yeah, many of us might have blocked that part out. I'm glad you're here to repoint that out. Ugh. No wonder I'm gay. There's no "waiting". LOL
I like Joanie's idea.
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