I am wondering why I put off the posts I want to post and then I realize I have children. They are all snuggly in their beds right now. So here we go. The posts I want to post but don’t usually have this much time. It is about 7:36pm an my house is surprisingly quiet. I am sitting on the love seat and the laptop is keeping my legs warm and toasty. I am surounded by small toys, books and a train track that my Band brought home for the kids. The engine is on the top most shelf that is above the back door. It is taking a rest. It needs a rest because Thing 1 starts crying 5 minutes after mommy has placed the wheels aligned nicely along the track. Then it comes off the track as soon as Thing 2 sees the cue to seek and destroy. I believe we will be finding a new place in the garage for the train to take a more permenent rest.
I am craving ice cream with hot chocolate mix spinkled liberally on top. I am wondering how many over due library books I have still in the house. I haven’t been concerned about the fact that in five weeks there is another bundle of joy arriving in our house and I haven’t washed, nor searched for one single blue bonnet, nor do I care to.
Last night I rang my own cell phone 4 times to find it. I started tearing apart my bedroom dresser then bookshelf, then the other dresser, when I finally turned to our baby sitter and said …. I don’t get how it sounds like it is everywhere in here!! She was just as baffled. After the dialing my cell for the fourth time I realized I wasn’t getting anywhere fast and my hand drifted into my pocket to find my keys, in the same pocket my hand found the cell phone I was desperately searching for.
Family last weekend was in town and we all left to visit and eat at the nearest living relative’s home here in town. I happened to glance down at my feet as I was walking and to my horror found two different shoes winking at me as I walked up to the door. Both shoes were of the slip on variety. Then later I was putting my son’s shoes back on and put the first one on the wrong foot. There were a couple of families gathered that noticed and tried to get my attention. When they finally did, I smiled and turned to the shoe mass and showed them my very own selection of shoe wear. We all had a good chuckle.
One of my friends told me that you loose 20% of your brain capacity while pregnant. When I had only 50% to work with this gets pretty ugly, pretty fast.
One of my friends that does the Preschool co-op is moving to the big City just to the south of us. She was worried about finances due to the cost of living these days in that city. We discussed how she could make ends meet and then she paused….."We really have been contemplating fostercare, but we really need to look into it more."
All of my thirty percent brain capacity focused in on what she had just said. Instanly I came to the conclusion she was putting her three children (under three years old mind you) into fostercare to earn some money. At first I could see how she could "save" money but maybe it was just a sintax error that she said "earn". Then I thought it was because she could work and not have to stress about daycare. So my verbal response was in essence "Oh, you could always leave the kids over here until you figured something out. I swear I am not a bad baby sitter and the big city isn’t that far away." We had to end our conversation because our children were creating mahem in their state of freedom from Mom.
Two weeks passes. I then call her to see how things were going and she said great. Then I hesitantly asked her about the idea of fostercare. She said she was still open to the idea only she wanted to get the move out of the way first. To which I responded by saying, "Now really I promise that I am not that bad with kids, I can handle the ones that are smaller than me. If we need to work something out we really can." To which she responded….."JD are you thinking that I am giving up my kids to fostercare??" and from that point on she nor I could keep the conversation going because we were laughing so hard. I was so relieved that I had not told a soul about what she said and how I was interpreting it. Only now I can’t stop telling the story to everyone I see.
20% loss ehhh? I am waiting for my new parking decal in the mail that has a nice blue tint to it…. it kinda looks like this…..
I am pretty sure that the most common misconception is that you gain that 20% back when you deliver the baby….. for me I think it was an unconscious donnation.