Did you ever wonder how long it takes Christmas Light Drive Thru places to put up ALL THOSE LIGHTS? Let me tell you cause I happen to know. It takes over a month. Seriously. Every morning in the dark I drive past Tilles Park on my way to work. In mid October they start putting up the Christmas Lights that are part of their Winter Wonderland. They test the lights early in the morning, so when I drive past they are all on and beautiful....I don't know why, but I have no problem with this. They aren't forcing it on me or anyone else and you can't drive through until around Thanksgiving, so it slowly breaks me into the Christmas spirit...in a totally different way then 101.1 playing Christmas music at the beginning of October.
My Mother says that I should look at it like my ab muscles will be VERY prepared for child birth....let me tell you something - if that's true I'll have six pack abs when this girl comes out!
Let me tell you something else because I know what my amazing husband is going to say to this...he's going to say that with all the complaining I'm doing about these hurting that there is no way he believes I'm giving birth naturally and that I'll cave and ask for the drugs....so I'm just going to go ahead and address that now - pain with a purpose is MUCH easier to deal with!!!!
"Do you know I heard on a cartoon that everything women say they mean the exact opposite? Isn't that weird."
Seriously, the kid can write a book on women.
I swear we own 4 whole trees, two of which are taller than Mike - REALLY!! We are wealthy in the tree department compared to most in our neighborhood.
Is it disconcerting to you that Andrew thinks in fall you rake leaves and jump in them, but in his mind this is what that looks like...do you think he wonders why this is supposed to be fun? Seriously, the piles I used to jump in where quite often taller than me. But hey, he found them, he raked them, he jumped in them....FALL IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's 7 (when did that happen?!). He's OBSESSED with Star Wars, tries hard at soccer and gives us ZERO trouble at school. Oh, and he's going to be a math genius and can complete more sides of a Rubik's Cube then I can (not saying a whole lot since I can't complete any sides, so the fact that he can complete one side makes him a genius in my book). The kid is growing like a weed and is going through pants sizes at the same rate as me (pregnant belly and all).
George is 5 (again, when did that happen?!). He's not obsessed with anything except making me crazy. He also tries hard at soccer when he feels like it or when Mike offers him money from the sidelines and he does give us a trouble at school. George is our memory child...he can whoop all of our butts in a game of memory and keeps my grocery list in his head. He also has the nose of a bloodhound, which I'm sure will come in very handy when the new baby gets here (poor kid!).
So there you have it...I've popped the cherry. My first post!!! Call it what you want, but it's finished and that is all that matters.