Monday, December 31, 2007

I Can See Clearly Now, The Rain is Gone

Literally. I think that last post came about because we had been cooped up inside for too long due to the rain. Things got much better after that. We took the kids bowling, then Joe and I got to get out of the house for a few hours. Thank Goodness for babysitters! Yesterday we spent the entire day outside. We visited the Japanese Tea Gardens, then spent the rest of the day in Golden Gate Park. They close off the streets so people can roller skate and ride bikes. It's pretty cool! Anyway, I think the other morning just started out badly. Some mornings are like that I guess. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am under no illusion that parenting is going to be easy. In fact, I know it will be a lot harder than this is. It does worry me sometimes. But I think Rebel is right. When it's your own child you figure out a new "normal". And Mary Mia, I know exactly what you mean about cleaning up after two year olds. I taught a two year old class for a year and they are like whirling dervishes! I had two parent helpers and I still couldn't contain the mess. I can't imagine the mess one two year old will make in our small apartment, let alone two. Parenting is going to be a huge adjustment for us. Huge. But we'll figure it out as we go I suppose. Oh, and can I just say, I have had my husband here with me the entire time and I was still feeling overwhelmed? I don't know how you people that stay at home full time with your kids do it. You guys(girls) rock. And don't even get me started on you single moms. I am in awe of you. I'm not worthy. I just don't think I could do it.
Today the kids were supposed to go to this day camp at the kid's gym, but when I looked online it said you had to sign up in advance. I was a little bummed, but I called them to see if it was possible to bring them in. They said Yes, they did have some spots available, but I needed to be there at 10:00 or shortly thereafter. It was nine forty five. You have never seen anyone get ready as fast as we did this morning! I was like a drill Sargent. Put your clothes on! Quick! Where are your shoes? You need socks! Go get them! Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Let's go! I pulled my hair into a scraggly pony tail and we hightailed it out of here. I didn't even have makeup on(gasp!). We made it there by twenty after ten and paid an exorbitant amount of money so we could have four peaceful hours to ourselves before we leave in the morning. We had a leisurely breakfast and I'm doing some last minute picking up before we have to turn around and go get them. Four hours sure does fly by!

Lastly, today is kind of a special day for Joe and myself. You see, nineteen years ago today I attended a New Year's Eve party where I met my wonderful husband. I came very close to not going to that party. It was at some one's house that I didn't know very well, and it was going to be all "grown ups" there(I was 17). Alas, I did go, and here we are, nineteen years later. Who would have thought? I love you Joe. You're still the one.


Joannah said...

Happy anniversary, and happy new year!

Mob said...

I can totally relate. I read your last post too. A couple of years ago I had family members stay at my house and it did nothing but rain for 3 days, needless to say by the end of the 3rd day we got into a yelling match. I saw your comment on Joannah's blog and I can relate to that too because before we adopted our daughter my mom and dad tried to talk me out of it saying that we were too old. I'm glad I listened to God and not them because its been such a blessing having our little Hannah. Love your blog,

M3 said...

So glad it was better today! Huge hugs to you both.

Happy New Year and happy anniversary. Fun times. :-)

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Hey I also met my husband at a New Years Eve party.

I am glad things got better. I think there are days that you just never hit your stride, even with your own family. As long as the good days out weight the bad you are doing something right.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Ok I have to share what happened after I posted that last comment. A new screen came up for a new comment. The verification word was RATTER. Ummm does that mean you are going to get a wee one born in the year of the Rat?????????

Michelle said...

Fuzz and Fuzzlet:
That's funny! I need to brush up on my Chinese New Year knowledge. Is this the year of the Rat? Or next year?