Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chilled wine and Cheerios

D once told me after he read some entries in my blog (post having lil S) that I shouldn't be writing about the baby all the time that the readers (if I still have any...hehe) want to read something very witty and clever about my life. And that's the conundrum. My life is my family, and during most of my day involves taking care of our little girl. She's there every moment when she's awake, taking up my time where I could be out there taking over the world. She just takes over my world. Cheerios and milk have become staples instead of chilled wine and caviar (not that I would have ever tried caviar, I do have a weakness for wine though)

It's coming up on 1 year, and I can't imagine my world any different. It feels like I have conquered a tiny portion of the world. I might not be perfect (there are days that I feel like I am). I am still human and have my own weaknesses, but I have grown up a lot in the last year.

I just feel like I get it now. I am happy being a mom and a wife. I will get a professional life soon, but I know my kids and husband are my lifeline. I know that in my heart of hearts.

When I look back on life I want to make sure that my kids and husband know that they complete my picture of what family means to me. I know this entry is a bit mushy, but I never really understood the whole unconditional love thing that parents have for their kids. I just thought it was overrated, and never thought that I would be one of “those” parents. My parents must have been saints to put up with me from 13-18 years old, day in and day out.

I love you dear Lil S. I hope you know that even when we ground you when you’re a teenager for whatever rule you happen to break.

No matter what this child does I will love her. It’s been an amazing year, I can’t wait to see what her next stage is, and be there for all the ups and downs.