Thursday, July 26, 2012

Changes


Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day, from here to there.
funny things are everywhere. ~ Dr. Seuss



So Keagan is three years old.

It’s been an interesting three years.  When people say “your life will change forever,” I don’t think I ever really took that to mean…well anything.  I thought it was one of those things people say like “cherish these moments,” and “wow, great Crocs!”  You know; meaningless and (sometimes) outright lies.

But this?  This wasn’t one of those things.

From the very day that the second pink line shows up your life changes.

And not just in the “darn I can’t have wine for NINE FREAKIN’ MONTHS!!” way either.

No, lots of changes.  They start off small, kind of sneak up on you. 

Like your bed time changing from 11pm to 830pm…earlier on school nights.

Or the fact that while you still carry a huge purse, now it’s filled with Capri Suns and Goldfish instead of a change of clothes for Happy Hour.

And remember those nights after work where you could come home, lounge on the couch and watch 90210 reruns while sipping a glass of wine?

Yeah, about that.  Now it’s more likely that you’re dashing home just in time to grab the midget who is dressed in his karate gear and head right back out the door to make the 545pm class that is waaaaaaaaaaaay across town all while fielding “why?” questions and attempting not to bash your head into the steering wheel should you have to say “because I said so!” one more time.

::sigh::

Not all the changes are bad though.  Especially since the little guy is changing right along with us.  We used to be able to snuggle with him on our lap quite comfortably while we chose a book to read to him before laying him down in his crib.

Now he picks the books.  His current favorite is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.  And the chair has gotten quite tight with the two of us in it.  But every night one of us reads to him.  And every night he changes up which page is his favorite page.  And every night he changes which stuffed animals he wants to sleep with. 

And every night I change my best night ever to that night right here, right now.

3 comments:

Diane said...

Well said!

pinkflipflops said...

well hello there! ;)

Myndi said...

Love this! We read "One Fish.." last night as well. Glad to see you back! xo!