October 25, 2011

Living the Dream: Mommyhood

Being a mom is always what I've wanted to be. Of course I want to make a difference to other people also. But mainly being a wife and mom was always my lifelong dream. So naturally I didn't want to just be any ol' mom, I wanted to be super mom. I wanted the perfect child who gets the best of everything out there, and I was going to follow every rule in the parenting books,  in the perfectly cleaned house with cookies baking in the oven and dinner on the table when my husband got home from work, while maintaining a fashionably put together look. ::haha:: Then my sweet Owen arrived.

I quickly realized none of that crap matters! I've got stacks of dishes, trash that has missed the garbage man 2 times in a row, diapers sitting on my night stand, I haven't taken a shower in a few days, and don't even get my started on the things we've had for dinner since our little one's arrival. But I really don't care! We are having the time of our life.

Time has been flying by so quickly that I am glad I've been spending it doing the things I love. Owen and I are spending lots of time with family and friends. I am so thankful he we have so many people who love us and want to spend time with us. We do lunches, and coffee, and sit on the porch in the rocker. We go on "field trips" that there is no way he will remember. We chat for hours with friends and the time just flies by. We cuddle, we watch TV, and we sit in the tub and laugh. And while trying to soak up every minute of every day- I just don't even care that other "things" are getting left behind. There is time for all that stuff later. But for now we live!

We live with love in our hearts and smiles on our faces and try to fill every minute of every day with wonderful memories.