Friday, January 18, 2013

Friends and Kids

I always wondered why my friends ditched me after they had kids. What do you mean you don't have time? How much time can a kid really take up? Well let me go ahead and tell you- kids take up every single minute of every single day. Needless to say, I'm now in the other shoes. 
But I'm okay with the other shoes (actually I wouldn't have it any other way).

E goes from sun up to sun down. If I had half his energy I would be in good shape. It's like watching a ping pong game. Left, right, left, right. Ripping shoes out of the closet, yanking shampoo from the shower, snatching clothes out of drawers, throwing toys down the slide, kicking balls around the house. Not to mention, E has been boycotting every nap. Wait, I take that back- he'll take a forty-five minute nap in the morning. Do you know how little I get done in forty-five minutes? I might have time to pick up a third of the mess he creates. As always, I have a plan waiting to spring into action: out with two naps, in with one nap. We will be trial and erroring this plan this week. Hopefully it will stretch that forty-five minutes into at least two hours. Asking too much? 

Not only is E a busy, busy body, but E has turned into quite the talkative little creature. His vocabulary consists of daddy, da-da, ma-ma (my favorite, of course), ball, pa-pa, bye bye. And it keeps growing daily. Some of the sweetest sounds I have EVER heard.

Chris was apparently very bored tonight and decided to go over our text messages between each other over the last year. They were quite humorous. Reading those texts it made me realize, our world truly does revolve around E 100%. For a long time Chris and I didn't want kids, but when that switch clicked and we had a change of heart, I knew my life would no longer be about me. My life would be dedicated strictly to my child/children, the way I believe it should be. Chris's text messages validated our dedication. Here are just a few samples of some of the texts.....

"How did E do last night?"
"How's tot?"
"What time did angel wake up?"
"Playing with boy, what you doing?"
"Have you seen him get flustered on the changing table and throw his hands in front of his face real fast?"
"What'd weezy eat for breakfast?"
"Chuey update."
"Boy up yet?"

Notice all of our crazy nicknames? It's so funny looking at the really old texts. The ones back when he was still waking up in the middle of the night- it just seems so long ago!

In the next few weeks I'm going to have some very exciting things going on. Can't wait to share with my blog family :)


  1. Yes! I need someone on my blogroll who is having fun and cheer with this whole mom gig. Cuz lawdy I'm worn out.

    1. Therese I completely agree. Being a mommy is a tough job! I just try to remember to make the best of it, because it's only once they're little. I'm sure I'll turn around and he'll be 18 and hate me. Lol