Last night as we were sitting at Mel and Mikes house, I'm watching the other moms with their babies. I call my children my babies because they always will be, but there were 4 children there under 2. I LOVE THAT AGE!! I have completely enjoyed every age of all 3 of my children (so far). By saying that I don't mean it has been all peachy colored roses, Jakob cried every minute of every day for the first 16 months of his life :)
I just loved having babies, I love holding my babies, I love watching their expressions when something is brand new for the 12Th time, I love being so exhausted you can't see straight the next day and still having to be super breakfast maker, master of the color in the lines and the magic puzzle maker with the other children in the house. I love devoting every minute of everyday to my babies, I love it all.
I remember when Alex was in Kindergarten, Jakob was 3 and Hannah was a newborn, Brian started to travel a bit more than he did before. I was at Alex's school one afternoon picking him up and one of the mom's that I was an acquaintance of told me I looked tired, like I needed some me time, keep in mind this woman had a house keeper/nanny and a lot of time to do nothing. I said oh, well when Brian's gone I can't really sleep that well and the baby had been really fussy the last couple of days. And she told me, TO MY FACE, as I am holding this little angel faced baby, I am so glad I'm not you, motioning her hand toward Hannah, I am SO OVER THE BABY THING! If you have given birth or not but have nurtured and loved a baby and watched them turn into this little people, how can you ever BE OVER IT? I turned to her and asked her "How's your housekeeper/nanny doing?" She didn't like me to much after that :) I didn't like her to much before that, so we where even..
The place where Brian and I and the kids are right now is a very nice place. The kids are pretty self sufficient. I still get the occasional"MOM can you help me!" But it feels like it is all moving on way to fast. When I hear women say oh I can't wait for them to do this and that. I always have a little smile because I wish I could still say that about those little things!
Now I'm just hoping I can make it through the, make sure your a gentleman and mom can I call Schuylar THING!