Every night I am faced with the same dilemma: do I sit down at the computer, upload all my photos and catch up my blog? Or do I sit my fat pregnant butt down in my messy family room and catch up on my "Real Housewives of [wherever]," "Bachelor," "Oprah," "Glee," "SNL," and now "American Idol?" It's not really a dilemma because my DVR always seems to win.
But I'm haunted.
I'm haunted each time I look at my kids and realize they've grown an inch taller, they've lost another tooth, or they've added a new phrase to their vocabulary (many that need editing or soap) and I'm not keeping a record of it. I know I can't capture every moment I have with them on this sorry blog of mine, but I need to make a better attempt.
Yesterday, Toby finally let me cut his hair. It's been a battle for the past month or more. The funny thing was that it took the influence of his friend, who happens to be a cute little girl, to get him to do it. His friend Kylie who lives next door came over for a minute and I asked her what she thought of Toby's long hair. I showed her a picture of him at the beginning of the school year when it was short and had her cast her vote. She said very sweetly that she liked him better with the shorter hair. A little while later Toby came to me and told me that I could cut his hair exactly to the length of the hair in the picture.
I reflected on what I had just witnessed. And so begins the era of other women (or little girls in this case) having more influence on my boy than I do. If only I would have known the power of Kylie a couple months ago, I would have saved myself a lot of arguing.
I've been debating whether to set this goal or not, and mostly because I'm the worst at following through on my goals (I won't tell you about my goal to not eat sweets for a year that didn't even last 48 hours-that would be embarrassing/pathetic) but I'm going to do it. I'm doing the 30 day blog thing. I'm going to force myself to post something-anything-for 30 days. So get ready!!! It's going to be enlightening.
Let's see if I can break my 48 hour record.