Yeah I know. I haven’t posted in a LONG time! I’ve been pretty darn busy. Work, toddler, new photography business and just, well, life. I also didn’t want to bombard people with numerous amounts of different posts. Then I remembered something I told myself when I first started this blog…who cares?! Read if you want or ignore, I do this as an outlet for me, I like to write, and some people actually do like to read it which is really cool. I recently had someone tell me she liked reading my posts and missed them. How cool is that?! So here I am, and guess what I want to write about today? You guessed it! My son!
Life has been really good lately. I mean, look, I know people will roll their eyes when they read that sentence but I don’t mean my life is perfect. It’s not perfect, no one’s is! But life has just been really good lately! I’ve been happy, really happy. There are definitely moments when I feel overwhelmed with some things and want to rip my hair out but overall it’s been great. Andrew can drive me bonkers, like “why are you screaming and crying and throwing yourself on the floor, kid?” Or, “Oh my god, for the fiftieth time, get that out of your mouth!” Or even, “How many times do I have to say no?!” Ha! We all have those moments, it’s just a part of parenting. Why is it that he wakes up at 6 am when I stay home with him but the two days I have to work and need to be out the door by 7:15, I literally have to wake him up at 7. It’s nearly impossible to get a toddler changed, clothed, milk in hand, packed, etc. in 15 minutes. Ai yi yi!
BUT, then there are times, hours, even days when he is the cuuuuutest kid alive. I mean, everyone thinks their own kid is the cutest kid alive, and that’s a good thing! He really is though ;). Yesterday was an all around great day. We skipped Stroller Strides which I hate doing, but sometimes you just have errands to run and need to be back home by nap time otherwise your day will be a disaster. So we skipped class and ran our errands. We went to Target, JoAnns, the bank, the grocery store, got gas, and made it home by 11:15. Yes! We had some lunch and Andrew went down by noon. I prepped dinner while he napped and even had time to do some crafting for photography props. When he woke up we played. Just played, for like a couple of hours until dad got home. Sometimes we get so caught up in getting stuff done that we don’t stop and just play. I mean, he’s two for Peete’s sake, he needs to be a toddler and play with his momma, that’s important! It was so fun! We growled a lot, acted like we were eating his play kitchen food, cooked a fake croissant for wayyyy too long (hehe), played “chase”, read, crawled on the floor like doggies, well, you get the idea. It was just fun. We even took a few selfies haha! We haven’t done that in a long time actually; we used to like every single day. What topped it off? While we were taking a selfie I asked him to give me a kiss, meaning on my cheek. He leaned in towards the phone and kissed the screen because he saw my face on it. I giggled and said, “Andrew can you kiss Momma’s cheek?” He smiled, leaned in and softly kissed my cheek. It was so stinkin’ cute! He’s starting to understand me more, and trying really hard to communicate which is just adorable. He walks around and babbles all day long! When I ask him what a kitty says his voice gets all sweet and soft and he kind of says something like “nnnoowww”. Unlike asking what a doggie says where he does this high pitched top of his lungs “Ruh” (ruff). He kept hugging his stuffed monkey, calling it baby in this cute little voice and he just started kissing his stuffed animals a few days ago. I know, I could go on forever but my point is, he’s like, super cute lately lol.
I find myself staring at those bright blue eyes a lot. I think, I’m really going to miss this age. I don’t want it to end. He’s learning soooo much in such a short time. We get to play and he gives me hugs and kisses. He calls me Momma and he’s just plain silly. It’s wonderful. So wonderful. I feel so lucky, even when we have a rough day where he hits me, throws his bowl of pasta on the floor, has a tantrum every 5 minutes and destroys his toys. Even then, I feel lucky. Life is so precious, I say that a lot. It’s easy to say but sometimes hard to remember. That’s my goal for the rest of the week. Remember that life is precious, play with your kid, try to limit time spent on your phone (we’re all guilty), let the stupid drivers pass you going 55 in a 25 (oh my god people are so dumb), just let it go but take it all in at the same time. That’s just my 2 cents for the day.