Monday, June 26, 2006
It seems that once again I am in a season of life where friends and acquaintances are being blessed with babies. Normally this would put me in a bit of a tailspin, but somehow since the last batch I have grown, changed, perhaps matured ... I am able to be genuinely happy for those with new children, and, at the same time grateful for the rich life I have. I look inward and realise that my overactive mind, and life full of highs and lows could probably not cope with a full time child.
Tonight I took a four year old shopping, it was delightful to hear his world views (that man who shoved in front of us should go sit on the naughty mat), to share his enthusiasm for small things (yes, seedless watermelon does exist, yes he can choose any piece he wants), to revel in his adoration (yes, I am his best friend and yes I was clever to get the chicken for half price). However, it is also nice to have come home, made a stash of note cards and a few birth cards, to have ignored the dishes for now, to be contemplating a glass of wine in a clean toy free bath, and to know that I can borrow a child, from a weary Mum, almost any time.
Posted by Julie H at 9:13 pm