Over the past month I feel like I have added at a minimum 5 years to my age. I keep looking for my AARP card in the mail because I feel like I am not far from it! For starters, I have been in a desperate need for new jeans. Let's just say (hypothetically speaking), I haven't purchased a new pair since Maddie was born (that has almost been a year now) because 'I just know I will fit back into those jeans one day.' Well, it's been a year now and I still can't fit back into my skinny jeans and I don't think that day will be coming anytime soon (or ever). I was completely dreading the process because I had no idea what new size I was and the thought of trying on jeans made me ... well, not do it for a year! Anyway, I am happy to say the process wasn't as painful as I imagined and I actually came out of it with some awesome, comfortable jeans. WAIT A MINUTE. Did I just say "comfortable"? I totally felt like a mom when I was shopping because the only thing that was running through my mind when I was trying on the jeans was comfort. What? When have I ever done that? It has always been about the style, the look, the trend. Comfort ranked so very low on the list! But these days, let's be honest, all I really care about is comfort. Gasp! I have officially entered motherhood...
Moving onto the next thing that has been adding decades to my life. Wait for it ... we purchased a mini van!
I was totally one of those people that swore up and down, "I am NEVER going to own a van. Never!" Well, I am happy to say I am for sure eating those words now. I really don't know how to explain it, but the second after we purchased our van I felt older, as if I jumped from one social group (the young mom group) to a new grouping (that should remain nameless). I am absolutely in love with our van and all the space and features for families. I just may have to turn away whenever I am driving by a building lined with windows where I can see my reflection and catch a glimpse of the vehicle I am driving. Cue another gasp!
How is this baby walking? I am pretty sure she is only 4 months, maybe 5, last time I checked. I know everyone says time flies so much faster with baby #2, 3, etc. but BOY did it fly by! I sure am not old enough to have two toddlers running around my house. When did this happen?!
Last but not least, Geoff and I went on a hot date last Saturday. We were planning on a romantic dinner and movie night. While we were at dinner, though, we decided a movie would be too late, we were too tired and there really was nothing good out we wanted to see. So, we ended up shopping .. at Wal-Mart. Classy, I know. What has happened to our lives that we end our dates at Wal-Mart shopping for groceries and new iron?!
Though life seems to be speeding at a ridiculous speed these days and I just seem to be getting older and older, I truly do love everything about my life. Most days are crazy and complete chaos with the circus I am trying to train, but I wouldn't trade them or any part of my life for anything. Here's too comfortable, "mom" pants, a "sporty", new van, kids growing like weeds, hot Wal-Mart dates with my favorite man and adding years to my age. I really wouldn't want anything else!