What I Know For Sure
Of these things I am certain:
*There is no instruction manual to being a parent. Stella could make it through the night without eating if we forced her to fall back to sleep.
But I don't have the heart to hear her cry.
So I cave.
And I feed her.
*A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. I won't have time to exercise until she is sleeping through the night and I can give up an extra hour of sleep to work out. And even then I'll still make excuses not to. That's just how I roll.
*Be careful what you wish for. My new job is everything I thought it would be. And nothing at all like I imagined. Both at the same time. And it is very very VERY time consuming.
*Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I miss my friends. All of them. A lot. I cannot wait to visit MN in July and have some quality time with all of you!
*Count your blessings. My mom and step-dad are in town until Friday morning. I am LOVING having them here and dreading their departure. Elena is going to be heartbroken when gramma leaves.
*Only the good die young. I try to break at least one rule every day. Just to be on the safe side.
*My cup runneth over. Elena will come up to me, out of nowhere, give me a giant hug and sweetly whisper, "I love you, momma." I will never ever tire of her doing this. Even if I live to be three hundred and four. Never ever.
*A propos. The top photo has nothing to do with this post. Neither does this one.