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Too tired to think, so…a list

I was hoping to post a picture of my new little nephew today, but the little guy has yet to make an appearance. I was so hoping to see him soon after he’s born, but I had to get my own little one home and in bed. So I’m sitting here munching on peanut M&M’s and watching “My Name is Earl”, trying to stay awake long enough to hear that mommy and baby are fine.

Just writing that paragraph took more effort than it should have, so today I’m going to stay away from paragraphs and complete thoughts and simply provide a list of random thoughts I’ve had today:

  1. We got a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas, and it just makes me so happy. It simplifies my morning routine by cutting out the cleaning of the coffee maker since I already have my hands full cleaning everything else, including Michael, once he finishes breakfast. How can one child make such a mess?
  2. I stopped by the LPM offices today to buy a spiral for the Scripture memory thing I’m doing and was blown away by how purty and organized everything was. People, even the parking lot was gorgeous. I should have taken a picture.
  3. My beautiful child has fast-forwarded to the terrible 2’s. He’s turning 18 months on Saturday, but public tantrums are already becoming the norm. Although to be fair, the tantrums seem to happen only when we’re out of our routine somehow. So the tantrums are clearly my fault.
  4. My life would be so much simpler if the grocery store would deliver.
  5. As long as number 4 isn’t true, my life would be so much simpler if they made a grocery cart that was designed in such a way that my son couldn’t reach back and grab rotisserie chickens, cereal boxes, yogurt pretzels, and all manner of food items.
  6. A large order of fries from McDonald’s is entirely too large.
  7. Oprah’s producers work so hard and are so stressed out that I want to cry for them.
  8. I was a hot 22-year-old. I wish I’d known that at the time. Fourteen years later, I’ve completely let go of any hopes of hotness and just try to be not ugly. Yes, I am that shallow.
  9. My sweet boy looks like such a big kid in his jeans, and like such a baby in his footie pajamas.
  10. I just love that kid. And I adore his daddy.

4 thoughts on “Too tired to think, so…a list”

  1. The comment that struck me the most was: “My beautiful child has fast-forwarded to the terrible 2′s. He’s turning 18 months on Saturday, but public tantrums are already becoming the norm. Although to be fair, the tantrums seem to happen only when we’re out of our routine somehow. So the tantrums are clearly my fault.”

    My wife and I have just had a baby girl. Her name is Olwyn and she about 13 weeks old. The feeling is just out of this world. I know when parents say that it is an incredible feeling, I know that the words cannot convey the reality, at a certain level of being, words cannot move at the speed of Light.

    I have been studying the Chakra system with
    and her theory is that at a certain age children begin to develop certain aspects of their personality in relationship to what Chakra is awakening within the them. I do not know if this is true, but it kind of makes sense. She does mention the terrible twos but the way that she explains why it does happen allows you not feel like it is all your fault and that they are simply going through a process of child development, that even if you were super psychic they would find another way to state their budding individuality.

    My wife and I decided that it would be good to give Olwyn a flexible daily routine and it has helped. We cannot prove this scientifically but she feels more content and is less Nancy in the day and in the night when she sleeps. We are really blessed as she does not wake up too often in the night, at most 4 times but that has only happened on 4 occasions since she was born. On regular basis just twice.

    You sound like a great Mum and especially with writing your Blog after a hard day. I really liked your Blog because of its authentic feel and the list rocks! I almost begun to hear your Blog post like it was poem being read. I do feel that you have important things to say and I look forward to reading them as I like that fresh natural way that you express yourself. This is how it is attitude it what I love to see in Blogging.

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words! Being a parent is the best job in the world, but also the most difficult. Just working at it one day at a time.

      I think that there could be a lot of reasons for the terrible 2’s, including growing independence and a frustration in not being able to communicate. But the primary reason for all of that acting out is a corrupt flesh. It’s the same for everyone. The absolute only remedy for everybody, and what I pray for for my son, is that one day he’ll accept Jesus Christ as Lord and receive the Holy Spirit, which will renew him and change him from the inside out.

      I hope that your little one continues to be a good sleeper for you! A good night’s sleep makes everything else easier, doesn’t it?

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