Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Life Changing and Completely Obvious Realization, About 3 Months Late

The other morning, I peeked into Millie's bed to check if she was still sleeping. Her eyes were wide awake, and she had guilt written all over her face--like I had caught her in the act of not sleeping when she was supposed to. And then it hit me.

I'm a mom.

I had given my parents that same look when I thought I was smarter than they were, and could get away with breaking rules in the name of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And then there was the look that meant, "Are you crazy?"

(Sorry the picture is so blurry. I took it on my phone...)

But now, I'm on the other end. What am I going to say when Millie is in kindergarten and asks me if she can have a cell phone or an iPad? Or worse, when we're having dance parties in the kitchen and she gives me that "are you crazy?" look, am I going to just tell her that those moves were cool in "my day"?

Luckily for me, I have all kinds of blackmail photos already. Like this one of little miss binkie-ear.


Jen said...

Cute pics! Even the blurry one. :)

I do that too... suddenly look around and go, "wait a minute, all these kids are MINE! and they call me 'Mom'!" Isn't it awesome?!

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Emily Jones said...

That first picture is so so SO cute! I love it. And I know what you mean. Being a mom is unreal, but the best thing ever.

Jessie said...

I've thought the same things too! :) I think you're a wonderful mommy! Cute pictures.

Holley said...

she is just the most beautiful baby! i can't say it enough!

dave, catie, and baby "b" said...

she literally can't get any cuter.

Catherine Hess said...

Oh! She is so beautiful!

I have had that same thought almost every day since my first baby was born. I seriously feel like I should still be in high school - but wait! I have a mortgage, 2 kids, and I'm 25! augh!

Brooke said...

Millie has the coolest hair I've ever seen. I showed my mom and sister when they were in town, they agree! I love, love, love it.