In my quest to become a healthier me (and wear a bathing suit in a couple weeks), I haven’t had any sugar or caffeine in a week. I can’t be held responsible for what you read here today should it not be funny/relate-able/sweet.
Lesson #1: When you’re 5 and 3, having your neighborhood torn up by road construction is really pretty cool.
Lesson #2: Sometimes “I can’t dance” isn’t a despondent, “My brother is making fun of my moves and I’m suddenly shy.” Sometimes it’s simply, “I held this squat position too long and I’m suddenly soaking wet (oh, and so is the living room floor).”
Lesson #3: No matter how much your kids fight nail cutting, do it often. They may cry, but there are a whole lot more tears when your baby scratches her cornea in her sleep.
Lesson #4: Little likes to remind us that he’s all ours by embodying my sense of drama and Lenny’s sense of adventure/comedy. The combination is quite a handful. An entertaining handful, but a handful.
Lesson #5: All shopping carts are broken. Or maybe just every cart I get is broken. Anywhere. Everywhere.
Lesson #6: Showers. Sleep. Quiet time. These are just a few of the things kids fight, and parents fight for.
Lesson #7: You know you look bad when you run into your (twice-a-year) pedicurist with a phenomenal memory at Trader Joe’s and she says (with that sweet, but somewhat judgy look on her face), “Amy, I thought I saw you when I walked in, but I thought…no, that couldn’t be…” It hurts more when you realize this is coming from someone who’s seen your beat up feet at their worst.
Lesson #8: Instead of saying, I couldn’t exercise or shower because I had to clean the house, I’ve started saying, I couldn’t clean the house because I had to exercise and shower. I may have a messier house, but I also have a cleaner head (figuratively, and literally).
Lesson #9: If you go out and about around town with your baby girl dressed in (frilly) red, be prepared to have everyone tell you how cute your little boy is.
Lesson #10: Big may have learned as much from football this year as school. Reading, math, and even life lessons. This week’s favorite: “There’s, like, no time left. There’s, like, no way the Saints can score…What??!! That’s, like, crazy! There’s no way the 49ers can score! Like, no way…No way! They did it!” Where there’s a will (and a lot of really big men in tight pants), there’s a way.
Here’s to a week of thrills and moments you won’t forget!