Although I had no illusions that being a house wife was actually for realz like this (and not that I actually wanted it to be!), I kinda hoped that there would be at least a little laziness and trashy TV and bon bon eating on occasion.
When I went on maternity leave I quickly learned that it in fact there wasn't much time for bon bons.. I was mostly at Growly Bears beckon call for around the clock feedings and bum changes. And then if time allowed it, there was always laundry. Lots and lots of laundry.
Growly Bear is getting to a really nice age right now though where she can play quietly (or loudly!) on her own for small amounts of time while I get things done. And she's interested in whatever I'm doing, so even if she doesn't want to entertain herself, she's happy to follow me around and watch ("help!" with) what I'm doing.
So I'm feeling like I have a little more freedom sometimes, and like I actually almost have enough hours in the day to get things done (sometimes!) and then once in a while, I even have a little left over time to have a quiet moment to myself! (I've even had time to read book 1 and 2 of the Hunger Games this summer, and have started on book 3!)
I recently pulled out my sewing machine and started working on some fun projects. I bought a new glue gun and some pretty things that I plan on using together to create something fantastic. (Once I figure these awesome things out, I will share them on here, so stay tuned!)
And then a day like yesterday happens. And it's awesome and wonderful and makes the part-time-house-wife role even more awesome!
It was hot and sunny and an incredibly beautiful day! And what made it an even better day, was a text from some girlfriends telling me they were coming over armed with nacho makings and cold beer, and they were going to cook for me, and then we were going to spend the afternoon in the yard. Um... OK!
So we set up a little shady shelter outside for Growly Bear, filled it full of toys, packed our nachos and beers out to the back yard, and we sat in the sun, alllllll afternoon long. It was lovely.
Although, I did felt slightly guilty when my hard working hubby stopped in at home for a quick second to grab something and witnessed our slightly buzzed, lazy asses lounging around doing nothing at all productive. Not guilty enough to apologize or get up make myself look busy while he was home though. Instead I think I stood up, frosty beer in hand, and told him how hard it was being a house wife, and that I was pretty sure I was going to need a break sometimes soon.
By the end of the day, my throat hurt from talking so much. My sides ached for laughing so hard. And I felt like I needed to purge my brain of some of the insanely inappropriate things we talked about. All in all, a fantastic day!
So, a big Thank You goes out to my wonderful friends for a perfect day, and the best way possibly to spend one of the few last days of summer.
In other exciting news, I think we can officially say we have a walker! Growly Bear took her first couple of steps two weeks ago when we were coming home on the ferry from our 1st family vacation, but she's been pretty cheeky about it ever since, and hasn't really made much effort to do a lot more then that.
However, tonight, she just kinda took off outta the blue! It was perfect too, becasue we were at my parents house, enjoying a drink after work, having a visit, and all four of us got to witness it!
She got the giggles, and loved us all cheering for her, so she continued to walk around in 12-15 step chunks while she giggled and clapped. Cutest thing I've ever seen! My momma pride was bubbling over. Yet another amazing milestone has been reached,
I'm off to bed now!
Love and Hugs