Sunday, February 13, 2011

Once upon a time...

...I had a living room floor, instead of an obstacle course of toys.

...I was able to sleep in.  This morning, even though Claire was gone and I could sleep in, I woke at 5...and at 6...and at 7.

...I had all my Christmas decorations packed up by New Years.  This straggler will be packed up this weekend.

...I had the time, or took the time, to read.  Two years ago, I read 130 books.  Last year, 30 books.  And this year, if my pace continues, I'll be lucky to read 15. 

...I never brought work home with me.  Now that I work part time, a huge pile of papers follow me home at least once a week.

...our third bedroom was used only for storage.  Now it's my favorite room in the house.

...I could stay awake long past midnight.  Last night I only made it to 10:30.

...I didn't know what Veggie Straws were.  These days I have to keep myself from eating them all so Claire has some for ST.

...I didn't have this girl to keep me on my toes, always busy and on the move.


  1. great post! love it! and oh so true!!! beautiful pic!

  2. Mmmmm....veggie straws. Best when dipped in ranch dressing!!!

  3. your living room looks like mine!! funny how many toys you can were burning the midnight oil! 10:30pm I can only make till is my limit!! Claire is to stink'n cute!! great 4 point stance!! smiles

  4. love this post! So true! and yes, my living room looks the same right explosion of toys. (-:

  5. I can't believe how early I go to bed nowdays! I used to be a major night owl. No more!

  6. Our lives change irrevocably after kids, don't they? But I wouldn't have it any other way.

  7. I love this post!!! Some days I look around my house and think "when did this happen?" My house use to be clutter free, clean and in, well now it's not! LOL The good news is it's filled with laughter and love and that's worth the mess!

    Claire's room is darling! I love the blocks on the wall!!!

  8. As much as our lives change after having kids and even though you have monments when you wish you could do whatever you wanted with out any thought to another persoon who counted on you for everything you wouldn't change it for anything.


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