I like to think that I take time to smell the roses and enjoy the small stuff, but it got me thinking. What makes me happy?
I think a lot of my answers are the same things a lot of people enjoy:
~Clean, crisp sheets
~The smell of fresh cut grass, coffee brewing, or fresh laundry (especially when it's folded and put away!)
~Hugs and cuddles and kisses and giggles with my beautiful baby girl
~A clean and tidy house (not that it happens often!)
~Warm cookies (or brownies!) from the oven with a glass of cold milk
~Laughing with a girlfriend
~Quiet moments with my wonderful husband
~A glass of wine and a chat with my mom
~Reading in the sunshine
But then I got to thinking, what new things do I appreciate now that I'm a mommy...
~I love that chubby little foot to my face (or neck, or boob, or belly) in the morning as Growly Bear wakes up beside me
~a long enough shower to shave not one but BOTH legs! (I consider it extra awesome if I get to shave my pits too!)
~The realization, after a quick moment of horror, that it's just melted chocolate and not poop that's smeared on my arm
~Getting to wax my upper lip without being interrupted (you all know how that went down last time....)
~My husband telling me "I got it! You enjoy your show" at bath time so that I can watch trashy TV and drink vodka based drinks.... Which leads me to the following funny photos.
As some of you may know, the Bachelorette started again last week. It's one of my trashy TV guilty pleasures (Along with Jersey Shore, and Big Brother). Emily is back (yay!) and it looks like there may be lotsa fun drama to come! So, while I was enjoying a cocktail and watching Emily fall in lust with many many many eligible bachelors, my hubby took Growly Bear for her bath. I heard them both laughing lots, and quite a bit of splashing, but I didn't really think anything of it.
It wasn't until last night that I was going through the photos on the memory card, and putting them on the laptop, that I discovered he'd taken some super cute photos. I already shared my favorite one with you all last night on our FaceBook Page, but in case you missed it, here it is:
But then I saw these:
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