Random Thoughts: Mother’s Day Edition

1. After the incredible high of LTYM, I came back to reality Saturday morning, wrangling three children and one dog off to a 10 a.m. soccer game. Already, the day was steaming up, our central air wasn’t working, I had a headache, and was running on an adrenaline high and only about 5 hours of sleep.

Additionally, my parents and my sister were in town; they had come in for the show and for Mother’s Day. My sister had brought her dog with her.

Oscar, our foster dog for a week, it turns out, does not play well with other dogs. Oy, the barking.

2. Kate acted up, which is never good, but when she mouthed off to my parents — well, this was unacceptable. She lost Minecraft for the weekend.

3. Thank goodness for naps. I crashed for about an hour on Saturday. Which was good, because we had to go to dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and Dr. Sis. We had a delightful and delicious dinner at Serafina’s in Crafton. Turns out Kate and Michael really like polenta, and all three of the children enjoy gnocchi. Who knew?

4. Dr. Sis is pregnant for the first time (due in September; please keep her and baby G in prayers — healthy pregnancy, good labor, healthy baby). At the soccer game as we were wrangling children and dogs, chatting about LTYM, and watching the soccer game, Dr. Sis observed that when I was a teenager, I said I was never having children.

While I do not recall declaring this, it certainly seems that it is possible that there was some point that I did not want children. I didn’t like to babysit, like, at all. I wasn’t fond of children in general — although are teenagers fond of children? I suppose some must be.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that I said I would never have children.

Having them now, though? Wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Family portrait
I mean, c’mon. Not only do we have a good time together, we’re a pretty good-looking family!

5. Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post, and my FB and Twitter, about LTYM. I cannot wait to share the video with those of you who missed it.

6. Chicago vacation is OFFICIALLY BOOKED. That is the next thing that I have to look forward to! It’s good to always have something.

What are you looking forward to?

7 thoughts on “Random Thoughts: Mother’s Day Edition

  1. This weekend I have a Boy Scout overnight camping trip that I am looking forward to. It’s car camping, but still. It gets August his Arrow Of Light badge which is a big deal.

    Our summer vacation was to go to Alaska but with a 1 year old it just wasn’t going to work out (and the cost) so we altered our plan and are going to be taking two mini-vacations. One to the Oregon coast and another to the middle of the state. Definitely looking forward to those.

    And Mad Max: Fury Road. I’m looking forward to that too.

  2. I loved toddlers/babies when I was a teenager. I babysat frequently starting at age 13, particularly for one family starting when their oldest child was three months old. I wanted children from the time I was about 17. Thank GOD, I waited until I was 28!

  3. I am going to a Decemberist concert next Saturday which I am looking forward to, though I would be looking forward to it more if I hadn’t had back surgery a week ago and am still spending my days lying on my fancy electric ice pack. Hope springs eternal, and at least I don’t have to try to drive the 4 hours to get there.

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