Thursday, April 10, 2008

On This Day

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 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!!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, my friend.

The DeBolt Family said...

Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous day for a birthday! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Susan! Love, your little sister

living in PA said...

Happy belated birthday. I got the link to your blog from Melane at UBC. Glad to see you are doing well! We live in PA now also. I don't think I've seen you since High School!
Your kids are adorable.
Yeah...being a mom...birthdays aren't quite the same but the kids will start to sleep later at some point. :-)

Alice (used to be Parker)

watson said...

You get more done in one morning than I do most days!