Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I forgot

I met a friend at the park today. This friend has one child, a daughter that's about six weeks younger than Luke. I remembered some things while I was talking to her. Do you remember how lonely and how different than your current life it was when you were the stay at home mom of a very young child? I had forgotten what it was like until today. The days seemed so long and could be so monotonous. Remember? Your baby can't do all that much yet, so it was so hard to entertain myself and the baby all day. It's a time I remember with mixed emotions, fondness and a little sadness. I really enjoy our current stage of life. I like having kids in school. It seems like we'll be doing this phase for a while, but I can be sure I'll be looking back in no time at all wondering when everyone moved out.


I'm also contemplating embarking upon the humpback whale diet. What you haven't heard of it? We were watching Blue Planet yesterday and here's the scoop. When the ice breaks up in the arctic the humpback whales come and feed for four months. They fill up their fat stores to last them the rest of the year. So you in? Gorge for four months and then fast for eight months. I couldn't not lose weight right? What you don't think it would work, well OK then, back to the drawing board I guess.


And last, have you been watching Better Off Ted? We love it. I laughed myself silly last night. We had two episodes on the DVR and I laughed a lot. I'm pretty sure that means it's going to be cancelled any minute, especially because there was a stint with magicians. That seems to be a common element in our favorite no longer on the air shows. "It's an ILLUSION, Michael."

5 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

I do remember that time. Of course, I remember how I pretty much did whatever I wanted. One baby hardly slowed me down at all. I went to the mall, lunch with friends, traveled like three time a year, took long naps with my baby in my arms. But I also watched way too much TV and felt very lonely and isolated. It's different, definitely. It's good of you to remember that so that you can help your friend.

Brittany said...

I would be up for trying the diet with you, although I fear I would be able to do the first four months no problem, but struggle with with the next eight.

-kim ellsworth said...

quoting arrested development just made my day....

Natalie said...

I LOVE Better Off Ted! Roger and I were talking about it the other day...I think one of the guys that works with us looks like and reminds me of Ted.

I hope it doesn't get cancelled! I suppose Portia Di Rossi is a common element in both BOT and Arrested Development as well...

Kari Cole said...

You have brought back a few memories....and I feel the same- life was much more mundane and definitely both bitter and sweet.
Not so sure about your whale diet idea... let me know how that works out for ya.