What Year Is It Again?
Happy New Year! Where the heck did this year go? I certainly didn’t lose it to blogging! Sorry about that.
I don’t exactly know how I spent this year. Elliott’s cousin describes the early years with her twin sons (and an older son) as “the lost years.” I can totally relate. Since Henry was born, life has been a blur. If I had to guess how I spent 2012 – because remembering is out of the question – I’d say I spent it thusly:
60% preparing food for others (including breastfeeding)
20% supervising, observing and/or participating in kids’ activities (other than eating and sleeping)
9% assisting others in sleeping
3% taking photos or video
2% lying on the couch exhausted
1% complaining about not eating, sleeping or taking enough photos
0.7% stressing about choosing a kindergarten
0.5% checking facebook and email
0.3% wondering why I still bother with facebook
(Don’t check my math. It’s right. Trust me.)
What is not indicated in those very scientifically calculated statistics is the amount of time I spent laughing with (or gently at) my kids and time I spent in awe of my amazing children. With the recent tragic events in Connecticut, it’s been hard not to remind myself every minute how lucky I am to have this life, this time with these children. And that’s a good thing. We should all be so lucky.
So, as I kick off 2013, let me share with you some of my favorite highlights (and lowlights) from 2012, about which I completely and utterly failed to blog.
Favorite quote from Lilly: ”Mom! Did you know there’s a new way to make cupcakes? It’s called Presto and it’s dishwasher safe.” [And then we turned off The Hub network.]
Favorite quote from Henry: ”Ma-ma-ma-ma”
Favorite sibling photo:
Most redneck moment:
Most awkward family photo:
Favorite bad-ass princess:
Favorite camouflaged baby photo:
Favorite puppy love moment:
Most intense game of Go Fish:
Most disturbing artwork: “Mommy Screaming” by Lilly
Most successful sewing craft: Little Mermaid Sundress (Those in the know will laugh at how ridiculously easy this kind of dress is, but it’s all I had time for this year!)
Most peaceful moment: Watching Lilly watching Henry sleeping
Least Successful Elf on a Shelf presentation: He started out climbing the Gingerbread house. He ended up “doing yoga.”
Happy New Year to you and yours! Wishing you all a happy, healthy, family-filled 2013!
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