Priceless moments

October 11, 2006 · 0 comments

Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Sometimes I forget to stop and look around. The weight of all of those necessary evils in life weighs heavy on my shoulders and sometimes I worry that I’m letting how clean my house is or if the laundry is done or the dishes are finished define me as a wife and mom and person. Seriously, I’m not obsessive about any of those things, it’s just that if I don’t do them, they don’t get done. Bottom line. My house is by no means spotless. I wouldn’t recommend eating off the floor (although my boys do, all the time) and I would probably faint if all of the laundry was done and put away at once instead of over the course of a few days! And I don’t feel like I spend an excessive amount of time doing those things, but when I realized that I almost missed playing racecar baseball with Matt because the cat pissed on the rug, I decided right then and there to shut the bathroom door and go play with my son. I don’t think I do that enough. It has something to do with there not being enough time in the day and me needing to sleep, but none of that should matter. Who cares about a damn rug when my boy wants to play with me? I know that there will come a day, probably sooner than later, that he won’t want to play with me. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to clean then, right? 🙂

So as I was putting P. to bed, I came back down to find Matt like this:

Cute, ain’t it? 😀 We were playing with the box and he was starting to get whiney, so I put Jimmy Neutron on in the playroom, put Preston to bed and came back to sleeping boy in a box! It was a wee bit difficult getting him out without waking him up, but I was successful! Now both boys are sleeping, the kitchen is clean, the rug is in the dryer and I am fighting a migraine. Woohoo!

Earlier today we had Maggie out of her crate for a long time. The biggest issue with having her out isn’t her puppy behavior, it’s my fear of her needing to go to the bathroom. I’m constantly watching her and asking if she wants to go out. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem and it’s likely the appropriate way to handle it, but Preston doesn’t cope with us going outside very well. Since she doesn’t go out on her own yet, I have to go with her. And even though he knows from experience that we’ll be right back and we’re just in the yard, he sometimes has a huge fit. Of course, sometimes he just wants to come outside, too.  It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes!  I think once she is more housebroken, it will be a lot easier on ALL of us to leave her out of her crate.  I don’t want her to have to stay in there, but I do want her to behave when she’s not. Slowly but surely.  Like I told Mike the other day – we already raised one dog the easy way, we’ll have to work hard on this one!

Preston was getting a giggle out of her today – they both wanted to play with the leash:

She looks a little wary of him – that’s actually a nice change!

Things are coming along nicely for the big Passionately Pink for a Cure promotion at work. We now have some nice prizes to give away and are able to take donations cash, check or charge, which should certainly help! Seems that when you put a jar out, people (myself included) throw in the change in their pockets. This way, we’re hoping people will donate while they shop.  🙂

SHINE HAD HER BABY!!  I guess those labor vibes I mentioned last night really worked!  Her son was born at 2:38am at a healthy 8 lbs, 5oz. She did end up with the c-section, but it was her call, and according to her doctor, medically, it was the right call to make, come to find out during the surgery. 🙂 So, congrats to them! Matt is eager to go visit, but I think we’ll wait until they’re home for a while and settled in. Those first few days are no picnic! A lot of adapting going on, for everyone (well, at least at my house!).

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