Nobody told me(fill in the blank). How often have you said this or heard one of your girlfriends say this about something pregnancy or post-pregnancy related? While pregnant with my first child, I felt like I was saying it all the time.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she was relaying the struggles that she’s had with her daughter and potty training.
Two of my closest girlfriends have, in the last 3 months, had their first babies. Both of them are surrounded by friends whose children are all a few years older or if they have infants, it is not their first.
There was an article in the Wall Street Journal recently that made me stop and think about how I feel about motherhood and whether I make decisions as a mother based on what I think is right or based on what others tell me is the right thing to do.
My dad is a spitting image of Tim Allen – Tim Allen from Tool Time, hows that for dating myself? Was the name of the show Tool Time or was that just the show on the show? Either way, my Dad is that character, although Im not sure he would look as much like him, if their personalities didnt seem so spot on. When I asked my Dad if he knew what celebrity I thought he looked like, he said Pierce Brosnan (hes going to kill me for saying that). But hes kind of right, sort of, hes a Pierce/Tim hybrid, with all “Tim the Tool Time” personality.
Some people can function as a regular human being on no sleep. Me, I crack. I become someone that I really dont like and usually end up as a big puddle on the floor. Alright, that is being a little dramatic but I really dont cope well.
Some of my best childhood memories are from summer vacations that I spent with my family on the water, either at the neighborhood public pool, on the lake or by the ocean. We tried them all and I loved every minute of it.
Ive always been fascinated by birth order and how it can shape an individuals personality so significantly. When you think about it, in which order you are born is arbitrary, it’s not like all the bossy people happen to come out of the womb first…but is it coming out of the womb first that makes you bossy? Birth order can also have an impact on your personal relationships, like your marriage.
It takes 21 days to break an old habit, or form a new one.
As I limp toward the finish line of summer vacation, I start to cycle through thoughts of my kids being the youngest in their respective classes. And wonder what, if anything, I should do about it.