My kid surprises me all the time. Just for fun a few weeks ago, I said "Carter, where's your ball?" and you know what he did? He stopped what he was doing and started looking for a damn ball. "Ba ba ba ba", he exclaimed once he found one.
That is so cool. I had never thought about the day he could actually comprehend. Now, I tell him the names of stuff all the time. Light, doggy, truck. We wave bye-bye to diapers when they go in the Diaper Genie. He turns off the lights when we leave the room. We do the HotDog Dance every morning. He is the coolest kid I know. Who knew parenting would be so fun... this quickly.
Pioneer Woman asked a question for a giveaway today that's really had me thinking. More or less it was "How different is your life now than how you originally pictured it"?
It's a question that doesn't come with an easy answer. When I was in college, I wanted to work in downtown Dallas in a skyscraper and do buisnessey things. And I did. I never really thought about the rest of it, I don't think. But.
I'm married to the man who took my breath away upon meeting him when I was only 16.
I'm pregnant with his second child.
Being a mother is a job I was made for. This love.... it's indescribable.
Being a wife is something I try very hard to be good at.
Turns out, it doesn't matter if I do perfect laundry or cook fabulous meals.
Love and respect... and time. Those are what matters.