Sunday, June 3, 2007

Yep, I get it now....



All those maxims I heard for so many years are really true, aren't they? I'd always nod my head and think "yeah, yeah, whatever.....” You know the ones:

"Having children changes everything"
"Your perspective really changes"
"Your life (!!) will never be the same again"...


Ha, how true. As I type this, I hear the two little monkeys upstairs in their nursery slamming books and toys and ?? at their door and giggling like crazy. Makes me smile....even though I know they are creating a disaster area up there. Back in the "old" days before our world turned upside down and inside out, I would have been very (very) un-amused about having chaos strewn from room to room....about picking up toys and stuffed animals and Cheerios and goldfish out of my dress shoes and between the couch cushions and from my briefcase (oh, my co-workers had a hoot when goldfish spilled out onto the boardroom table in my hoo-haa presentation last week....) to the water in the dog dish....(why are dog dishes so appealing....ick.)

"You'll never know what you really did with all that time on your hands"
"You'll think your children are the cutest things you've ever seen....".
"Your priorities will change"

Now that last one is the big one for me. I've been sucker-punched on this one 'cause I had NO idea how much this would rock my world....the “priorities will change" thing. I have become phenomenally greedy about how I want to spend my time these days and whether I get "good energy" out of a moment or if I get "energy sucked out of me" from a moment. You know what I mean….if there’s not any value in it, why be part of it?…If I don’t store up "good energy" points, then I don't have enough to give back to others.....And, anyway, mean people suck and so do non-positive moments, right Rony? :)

So....for some really "good energy" moments....and because my children really are the “cutest things I've ever seen".....

5 comments:

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I think I have a "girl" crush on you! You really do get it. As for the energy thing... so, so true my friend. I never in a million years would've imagined how different my life would/could be. I have always been so er well anal about everything. I have a place for everything---including J. ha ha.... I like order. My life resembles anything but order. However, I would not trade it for a mere million dollars....... You my friend are going to be A.O.K..... I'm always here too. And for the record -- I couldn't agree with you more. Mean people suck. As my sister always said. What goes around will come back to bite you in the arse. ha ha... Big hugs to you. Rony

p.s. Your babies are so gorgeously cute. We have got to get together. Soon. It's only a short four hour drive.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Forgot to ask, did you take babies to the petting zoo??? My girls loved it. Of course mommy loved it more!

Rony

Beverly said...

Boy what you said is sooo true. What did I do before child? Priorities too. All spare times goes to said child.

Beverly

crazylady said...

Nicely said, though don't let word out that I'm sentimental. I'm happy letting people think it's just mental.
I really like seeing 'daddy' shots holding hands like that one there. Faithful Man doesn't allow them, well, on account of the balding, reflection off the head thing.

Diana said...

So, so true....I do know what I did sometimes *wink* but that doesn't account for barely a percent of the time......
Just love those pics and I am also a sucker for the Daddy-from-behind-holding-hands-with-daughter. Gives such a powerful image.