Friday, October 19, 2012


Back in May, I wrote a post about moments, and this week, I have found several more of them to chronicle.  Here goes.

That moment, actually at the end of last week, when I set a screaming Bella on the baby scale at the doctor's office, only for the scale to read "OVERLOAD."  Then, we had to do the whole Mom on the scale, holding Bella and then Mom on the scale by herself.  Again.  Joy.

That moment when the doctor tells you that your daughter should probably drink skim milk instead of whole, and you are glad that she is 2 and not 14.

That moment when you realize that trying to eat lunch with your children and your friends and hoping to talk a little as well is really an exercise in futility.  At least it was fun to see everyone.


That moment when you hear your almost four year old singing, "The wheels on the bus are Comfortable, Comfortable, Comfortable!" at the top of her little lungs, apparently while jumping on the bed.  This repeated itself for about 10 full minutes.  Also, I am not sure what kind of bus she rides that could ever claim that.


That moment when your husband looks at you and kindly says, "I like whatever you did with your hair and makeup today.  It looks nice.  Is something different?"  And you have to reply with, "Nothing's really different.  I just decided to wash and dry my hair today."  And then he says, "Oh.  I was afraid that might be the case after I asked.  Well, you look nice."

That moment when you are taking care of 4 children and you realize that when you double the number of children you have, you will be infinitely less nimble in life.  Doing four car seats is just no joke.


That moment when Bella is sitting and reading quietly.  Since it is a novelty sort of moment, I decided to capture it, along with the beautiful afternoon light.  I love the curly wisp silhouette.


That moment when you go to shave your legs and can't remember the last time you did it.  The hair was almost soft, which is never a good sign.

That moment when you realize that your girls are completely content to watch Cupcake Wars and beg for the Cupcake show.  Ahh, that's a good moment.  I think they are little bakers in the making - aided by these adorable get-ups, lovingly crafted and gifted by my sis.  She's awesome.


That moment when you realize that both your girls have scratchy voices due to mild sickness that you call their "sexy voices."  Another good moment to be glad that your kids are 2 and 3 and not 14, so they don't understand what you are saying.

That moment when you realize that God really wants all of your heart and life.  I feel like I keep having that moment, and I am nervous that he's quite serious about it.

That moment, this morning, when you go on a walk and revel in the majesty of a fall day with gently falling leaves in an array of colors.  You get to be so thankful to be a stay-at-home mom to enjoy that moment with your children.  At least, that's how I felt this morning.


That moment when you realize that they are re-paving the road in front of your restaurant and you wonder if anyone will ever eat with you again.  They will, you tell yourself, but it is still sad, because they probably won't eat there today.


That moment when you think about going to the World Cheese Dip Festival tomorrow, and your mouth starts salivating at just the thought of all that cheese.  Who's with me?!

That about wraps up this edition of Moments, brought to you by the John and Carol Show.  Please enjoy your weekend and the moments it contains.


Linds said...

this is fabulous. I feel like our lives run very parallel. Probably has something to do with the whole 3 years/2 years thing :)