Thursday, February 4, 2010

I thought I'd Never. . .

I've come to realize in recent days that my life is filled with things I never thought I'd do. Though embaressing, to keep myself accountable, I thought I'd share a few.

I thought I'd never drive a minvan. (I bought a Freestyle because its a wagon, but according to the state of IL its a van.)

I thought I would never let my kids sleep in my bed. (It doesn't happen frequently, but Miles was a bit more spoiled when I brought him home from the hospital, and I was a bit more tired chasing 2.)

I thought I would never own a dog.

I thought I would never work while my kids were small, but have come to enjoy the grownup time outside my house.

I thought I would never yell at my daughter.

I thought I would never leave my kids in the car for 30 seconds while I ran back into a building. (Only once and never again. Maggie left Link her snuggly security monster in my office and both kids were already snuggled and strapped in on a cold and rainy day.)

I thought I would never have to raise my kids without my mom around.

I thought I would never watch the movie Twilight.

I thought I would never see the day there would be an African American president. (I'm so glad I did.)

I thought I would never tire of my love of cooking. (Something about feeding picky toddlers makes it seem hopeless.)

I thought I would never smoke a cigarette. (Thank you Austin, TX.)

I thought I would never dance in front of other people in my adulthood. (Thank you martini night.)

I thought I would never do one of those side businesses that people do like Scentsy or Mary Kay, etc. I now sell Tupperware and am looking for clients willing to host parties or have a book party. (You know how to reach me.)

I thought I would never be the one with the tantruming kid in public. (Now I may end up throwing myself down on the floor along side her.)

I thought I would never be as happy and fulfilled and loved as I am now. And here I am.

Feel free to share some things you thought you would never do. Life is full of them, and rarely to they end up being the regrets we previously imagined them to be. I love my minivan. ;)

4 comments:

Blogging Molly said...

Good stuff!! If it's one thing I've learned it's to never say never. And most people don't know adult tantrums are quite refreshing!

The Mejia's said...

Being a home daycare provider and mom, I say the weirdest things, for instance, today I said "Are you sure you didn't hide your poop somewhere in the house?" WHO SAYS THAT!?

Sam said...

Let me add another far more disgusting I never thought I'd. . .have to assist my husband in massaging my constipated 2 year old's rectum to aid in passing a difficult stool at 2am.

Perplexio said...

I thought I'd never read

"I never thought I'd. . .have to assist my husband in massaging my constipated 2 year old's rectum to aid in passing a difficult stool at 2am."

And want more details for future reference just in case I ever have to do the same for my daughter.