Poop, puke and patience to ring in 2013Posted: January 3, 2013
Blows dust off keyboard. *COUGHCOUGHCOUGH* Ok, THAT was a bad idea.
I had SUCH BIG PLANS for the holiday season. What with the Little Scientist being two and all, this seemed like the first time he would “get it”. And we DID have SO MUCH FUN:
He also spent a week with a 102+ degree fever. And a few days cutting a surprise molar. (I coulda SWORN I counted those teeth 6 months ago and they were all there. The math teacher can’t count. Great.) And then there was PUKEMAGGEDON 2012, from which I will mercifully spare you the details. (One quick tip – layer a mattress with alternating waterproof pads and sheets to improve your 2 am reaction times. Trust me. As for poop & puke on matte painted walls and crib bars? I’m ALL EARS dude, if you’ve got tips… *shudder*)
So this holiday season was a huge lesson in learning to let go of plans. Of going with the flow. Of the need for a backup Pedialyte container in the pantry. (Because really, who wants to drag the sick toddler to the store the DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS for pedialyte and crackers? Apparently me.)
Of appreciating snuggles on the couch when normally the snuggles are drive-by pats on the arm.
So to jump on the “my word for 2013” bandwagon, I’m going with patience. Because this new year isn’t shaping up to be any LESS exciting than the last few weeks have been. The baby, a looming move, a husband who’s career is about to hit overdrive (in an exciting but SUPER time-consuming way), and a Master’s thesis to write – all before August. I’m SO STOKED for what 2013 is bringing us, and so very VERY scared too. So this year I’m going with patience. With myself, the kid(s), the hubs.
(In full disclosure, chocolate, naps or wine were close runner-ups for word of the year. Just sayin’.)
Hoping YOU have an awesome and patience-full new year!!