Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Glorious Luxury...

It's been a lovely morning.

I woke up late this morning, refreshed and rested. And by late I do mean 8:00 AM. What glorious luxury.

How my life has changed.

Rewind three years and slap self upside the head (which would require a degree in advanced contortionism, but whatever).

Repeat after me: "Girl! Sleep as much as possible! Build up your sleep bank NOW, while you actually have the time, availability and room to do so. Relish your shopping and errand running as you jauntily jump out of the car without undoing 18 million straps, buckles and clips and cinches. Celebrate the lightness of your purse as soon you will be required to carry 37 matchbox cars to stave of toddler tantrums and a half-roll of toilet paper to wipe drippy noses (no, I did NOT have a half roll of toilet paper stuck in my purse that accidentally was pulled out when purchasing a mocha or two at 1:15 pm). Eat a meal leisurely, without having to refill sippy cups with that gloriously thick and tasty but forbidden (due to excess thigh and waist...uh,padding) whole milk or say for the seventieth time in six minutes, "NO, you may NOT have chocolate chips for dinner". Ponder anew the miracle of not having enough dirty clothes to run a full load. That miracle will end, my dear."

But don't forget the conclusion!, "Girl, you cannot even BEGIN to understand how rich in joy your life will be. Your family will double in two years and you will be a crazy harried Mama. But guess what? Despite the stress and chaos, you will be happy and declare a random morning a GLORIOUS LUXURY".



  1. Yes, but it is what you make of it! I always wanted to be the mom who had 37 matchbox cars in her purse, and an armful of kids in her arms. It's the biggest blessing on earth. Aren't you so greatful? :) Mmmm...I'm relishing in the moment while my son screams defiantly at my side. ;)

  2. I just recently found your blog and love reading it! I too have a 2-1/2 yr old boy and 9 month old girl. In fact, reading a few of your older post this week made me realize my son was ready for potty training. Thanks for the great read!

  3. Amen Sister! Waking any time after 7am is a glorious luxury.

  4. So true! I wouldn't change what I have now for all the time, space, lazy sleep-in days in the world! I would be so lonely :)

  5. great post!!

    btw...LOVE the new background. i get very little pink in my life...coming to your blog, just for a glimpse of it will be my little piece of heaven. :) it's the little things in life.


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