Monday, September 29, 2008
It's kind of like "A Baby Story" but without the annoying midwife.
Before I forget, let me clarify a few things about McDonald's. That specific McDonald's is actually very clean. And the poop situation was being taken care of before I even knew about it. They did everything properly. Who knew a little #2 would elicit all these comments and mass emails? I'm not sure it's a McDonald's issue so much as a playland issue. Maybe I just need to stop going to places with playlands.
But seriously, don't stop going to McDonald's. Some of my friends livelihood depends on it.
Ok, now onto the "personal" part referenced in the title.
No, not THAT type of "personal."
Last night, Colin and I were discussing his schedule for the week. For those that don't know his consistent schedule, here is the gist of it: He's gone twelve to fifteen hours a day. I had launched into my usual "Woe is me, I have to stay with these kids while you go out to 'your job' and blah blah blah." You know the drill. After that, I did a few things on the computer and I visited a site that I visit every now and then but haven't read in awhile. It's Multiple Baby Pile Up. She has triplets, two girls and a boy. The little boy passed away and now the girls are almost a year old. I was going back and reading some of her older posts that I hadn't read yet, when I read this sentence:
"I realized I spend all my time with my two absolute favorite people in the whole world, and how cool is that?"
That sentence smacked me in the face. I mean, seriously, what do I have to complain about? Is there anyone I would rather be spending all of my time with. No.
So I'm turning over a new leaf. Actually a few of them. No more complaining. I'm going to be more spontaneous with the kids. I'm going to let Cason do more things that he wants to do (clarification: That does not mean, letting him run wild. It means, instead of not letting him paint because I don't want to clean up the mess, I let him paint and not worry about the mess.). Today (so far) has been a really great day. Cason and I painted, made pancakes and cookies. This week, I plan to be more 'go with the flow' and less, 'No we can't do that because I haven't planned it eight days in advance.'
Who knows how it will go? But no more martyr complex about taking care of my kids, because I want to do it and they need me to do it.
I realized, I spend all my time with my two absolute favorite people in the whole world, and how cool is that?