Sleeping beauties.
July 30, 2009

There is so much to do around the house.  Grocery shopping.  Laundry.  Dishes.  Walking Hank.  Spending time with Donald.  More laundry.  Etc.  But all I seem to really be able to get done around here is snuggle Charlotte.  Every time I think about doing the dishes, I have to go give her a kiss.  And if I give her a kiss, I have to give her another.  And if I give her another kiss, I have to lay down next to her for a minute.  And if I lay down next to her for a minute, I have to memorize every precious ounce of her because she’ll never be this size again.  And by the time I do that, I’ve completely forgotten about the dishes.  Oops.


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  1. By Elizabeth on July 30, 2009

    Good!!

  2. By on July 30, 2009

    ..............precious…............

  3. By on July 30, 2009

    You are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.  Just buy paper plates.  I have four children and paper plates have been the bane of my existence for years.  No dishwasher….....  And enjoy the boobs!  In fact, make sure Donald takes a picture of them for your menopausal days.  You will not regret it. Just don’t post it, THEN you might regret it.  lol

  4. By on July 30, 2009

    Reminds me of a poem that every Mom should read:

    The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
    for children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
    I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
    by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

  5. By on July 30, 2009

    The dishes aren’t going anywhere. Believe me, they’ll be there tomorrow. That poem is right on.

  6. By Vicky on July 30, 2009

    Paper plates are awesome.

  7. By kbreints on July 30, 2009

    Sounds like the book, if you give a mouse a cookie :) SMoochin’ the baby is the most important thing right now anyway—the dishes can wait!

  8. By Jinxy @ Jinxyisms on July 30, 2009

    The same thing still happens to me and Lily is 7 months old.  Enjoy her.

  9. By chocolate and whine on July 30, 2009

    Sounds to me like this is exactly what you should be doing.

  10. By Rebecca on July 30, 2009

    Snuggle!  Kiss!  Lay in bed with Donald and let him snuggle and kiss too!  I normally HATE paper plates, but I agree, now is the time for them.  You need your rest.

  11. By on July 30, 2009

    Oh, you are SO smart to just do exactly what you just described. All the dust and laundry will be there every day of your life. Sweet baby won’t. So smart are you!

  12. By mommica on July 31, 2009

    F the dishes.

  13. By Joe @ Irrationaldad on August 01, 2009

    I’m sorry, did I miss something? You make it sound like you think you SHOULD be doing the dishes/laundry/walking of Hank.

    Absorb everything about Charlotte because she’s going to grow up before you know it.

  14. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on August 01, 2009

    Joe - ACK!  She’s already growing up too fast!  I feel soooo cliche, but she’s only 12 days old and all I can think about is how much BIGGER she looks than when she was born.  It’s not right!

  15. By Sue Gir on August 04, 2009

    Ha ha I perfectly understand. So good that you realized that she won’t be this size again. Most of us have to look back an year or 2 later and think “why don’t I remember any of those first few weeks!!!“


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