On this day 34 years ago, I was born. Seems weird to see that as I am typing it. I am actually a little stunned by it...breathing deeply...no big deal...nowhere near mid-life yet, so no need to worry. I seriously was unprepared for this reaction. This post was not supposed to be about me having a problem (which I DON'T have) with my age. So, on with the real topic.
Last night before putting Austin and Mia to bed, I had a little talk with both of them. I told them that what Mommy wanted from them for her birthday was for both of them to get a good night's sleep and continue to sleep well into the morning so that for the first time in a LONG time I could sleep in. They both seemed agreeable and I was overjoyed at the thought of such a pleasant start to my birthday. But...
I guess Mia wanted to be the first to wish me a Happy Birthday so she woke up at 2:30, when she has previously been sleeping until around 5. Later in the morning, around 7, just after feeding Mia again at 6:30, Austin woke up to begin celebrating with me.
If there is any doubt that when you are a mom your birthday is just another day, let me tell you about my morning so far. It is currently 8:30 am and I have already fed and dressed both kids, made coffee, started a load of laundry, put tomorrow's dinner in the crock pot because it is one of those that is better the second day, Swiffer vacuumed the main floor, had half a cup of coffee while the rest is currently "chilling", killed a "buzzy bug", partially unloaded the dishwasher, let the dog out, checked my email, put on a video for Austin, and made a list of the rest of the things I must accomplish today.
I think next year I will wisely wish for the powers of "I Dream of Jeannie" so I can just wiggle my nose and get everything done at once so I can relax for the rest of the day.
All kidding aside, I know that this will be a wonderful day because my life is filled with family and friends that love and support me and that is a tremendous gift every day.
Oh, and today is supposed to be the nicest day so far this Spring. 70 degrees and sunny!!! YEAH!!!!