Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Old Life???

If I think long and hard I can remember the days when it was just Justin and I.  We slept until the afternoon on Sundays, had cereal for dinner, and never thought twice about a 4-day weekend away somewhere.

As I am typing this, I notice that I am in desperate need of a manicure, my eyebrows could use some attention, and let's not even discuss the sit-ups I should be doing this very second.

Last night, I missed the premiers of 90210 and Melrose Place because I was so tuned in to our latest Handy Manny DVD (he won the citizen of the year award).

Needless to say, our life sure has changed.  But only for the better.  I say this at the end of a very long day.  

My day started with Jackson wiggling his way out of a diaper change only to "smoosh" his dirty diaper all over my pajamas.  I never flinched.  I just finished up his diaper change and jumped in the shower.

My day ended with a great family dinner.  Justin has been working so hard lately that it is a special occasion for the three of us to have dinner together.  We celebrated at Bob Evans (it was my turn to pick).  After a great dinner together, I picked Jackson up out of the high chair.  Two steps away from the table, Jackson vomited all over himself, me and the floor.  Again, I didn't flinch (though Justin did).   I rushed Jackson to the bathroom, stripped him down and loaded him in the car with nothing on but a diaper.  What is a Mom to do?

At the end of this long day, I don't long for our old life.  I couldn't be happier with the joy Jackson brings to our family.  

Of course, my nails, eyebrows, and sit-ups are on my agenda for tomorrow...and Justin and I will always find time to be together.  But tonight I am more than thankful for the little boy asleep in the next room.  

I am thankful for ALL that he brings into our life...

...perhaps the people at Bob Evans don't feel the same.  :)


Anonymous said...

Penny says:
You have such a way with words Kris, I loved this entry on your have become such a great mom or I guess I should say great parents and I love watching the 3 of you together. Funny how the important things before Jackson was born are long forgotten. He is the most precious little guy and so easy to love, I have missed him lately so much. We were all blessed when he came into our lives!! Now I'm sure we will feel the same when you add two more :) Love you guys

McCord Family said...

I often find myself wondering what in the world I did with all of my time before Maddy???
I wouldn't trade it for a second :)