With being a new mommy there are quit a few things I am learning every day. Like basically how to live, function and organize my life, all over again – Ha!
This week I learned that my growing baby boy is “under stimulated” and I needed to get him some big-boy toys; Like an excersaucer, a walker and/or a jumper. Naturally I began my search at the closest Wal-Mart, Target and a few baby consignment shops, but to no avail. Either they were too expensive, they were all out of the “boy version” or the only ones left were UGLY! (Not for my baby I thought) 🙂
Yesterday, after oh-so dramatically whining to my husband about my disappointing shopping experience, he reminded me of a second hand store a little further out than my usual 8 mile radius. Even though I wasn’t too much of a fan of this particular store, out of desperation I thought, what the heck – why not! With little man in tow I arrived there only to have him screaming his lungs out just before I could jump out of the car. He was hungry. Again.
Now pause! Something you must understand about me right away is my desire to do things as quickly as possible. I don’t know where this came from but I will say that for as long as I can remember I have been this way. Staying somewhere too long annoys me. Not being able to get something done “right away” annoys me. (Now I’m not saying this is the correct way to go about life, cause what I’d give to be a lot less anxious, …but nonetheless this is me). This was extremely handy in college, when balancing work, a full class load, an internship, and a serious relationship were the story of my life. This has proven to have quit the opposite affect in my marriage of almost three years and ESPECIALLY so, since becoming a mommy. Babies and Husbands don’t rush! Oh Boy! Note taken.
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