Wednesday, December 15, 2010

when you have a baby, things take a little more time

*getting out of the house.  enough said.

*road trips may take hours longer due to stops for diapers, milkies and a little play time.

*blogs may be few and far between and take 3 days to complete.

*dirty dishes may sit in the sink over night because you're running late for bath/bedtime and then you don't want to make loud clanking noises once the baby's asleep.

*showers may be days apart...don't judge...why do you think we mamas get in the tub with our kiddos.  a 10 minute soak is better than nothing.  ;)

*though the recipe states the total time to be 45 minutes, meals may take hours to prepare because it must be done in pieces...cut onions, play with baby, defrost meat, play with baby, cut veggies, play with baby, set up rice to cook, play with baby, you get the point.

*laundry may sit either folded or unfolded on the couch just a touch longer than desired (and end up all over the floor due to a "helpful" baby).

*christmas trees may take over a week to finish decorating (alright...partially due to hubby's crazy work schedule).  we put it up on december 7th.  today is the 15th.  we were hopeful to finish it tonight...this hope dies a little more with each minute that ticks by.

yet, despite the fact that all of these things and so many more are stretched out over way more time than they used to be, the days, weeks and months fly right by.  why, oh why can't they be a little bit longer?  i wish i could hit pause at least once a day to really take in everything that is going on our lives and in the world that surrounds us.  we are a week away from nolan being 10 months old and one year is just around the boggles my mind.  where does the time go?

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