Wednesday, March 16, 2011
You can stay this way
I thought that I was enjoying the baby stage so much this time because this baby is a better newborn compared to the others as newborns. Then one day I was sitting there as two children were throwing screaming tantrums in their beds or in time-out, and the other was throwing toys all over the house and making a mess of everything - and it dawned on me. Nope, I enjoy the newborn stage this time because I know what can happen when they grow up. :) Yep, no talking-back, no tantrums, no sassy and defiant attitudes.... I don't know why we didn't appreciate the baby stage before. :) I guess this time it's the contrast that makes it apparent.
Actually my kids are great, but it's like that poem - There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good she was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid. Amen to that. The boys are so sweet and love to fight over who can show the coolest toy to the baby, they all say the funniest things, and I love their little personalities. But darn if they can't be stubborn and miserable and fight ALL day long. I went to the park for the first time by myself with all 4 yesterday and had to drag Ashton barefoot and screaming bloody murder all the way home while steering the stroller with the other. Really? I couldn't look half-way in control at least once in front of the whole neighborhood?
While my sister was here Ryan and I managed to go out to a movie. When we left the house I asked what keys he had. When he said the Xterra and saw my face, he said, "What, you want a hot date on the town in the minivan?" Which I did, and so did he. Such a cooler car. Anyhow, then we went to a movie. We got in there late and couldn't buy tickets at the kiosk, so we went up a few floors to where the movie was showing so I could ask the ticket guy if it was sold out, or if we couldn't buy tickets because it was after the show had started. He didn't know which but let me go in and check as long as Ryan stayed out there. I came out and told Ryan there were only seats in the front two rows. I tried to turn on my sweet side and then asked the guy if we couldn't just go in since there were only bad seats left anyway and we weren't able to buy tickets. He didn't look amused by my proposal. I tried to butter him up further telling him we were out for my husband's birthday. He said he didn't know if it was really his birthday or not. I said it was a few days earlier but we were just celebrating now. And then added that it was because I had a baby last week and was out for my first time. He then looked at my midsection skeptically (I had on loose clothes, not a flat stomach, don't worry), at which point I grabbed the excess belly skin in proof. At that point he waved us in - with a look like, "Awwww, seriously lady? Do we have to go there? I'm an innocent teenage boy.... having to look at some lady's post-baby fat is so not in my job description...." So there you have it. If you ever want to get something free, just start getting into postpartum issues with a teenage boy and he'll do whatever he can to get out of that conversation ASAP. :)