Monday, September 17, 2007

The party is finally over

Adam started school today. No more playing with Eli in bed all morning. No more eating a long drawn out breakfast on the patio. No more long walks or mid-morning guitar hero sessions. I am seriously in for a huge wake up call. In the five months that Eli has existed on this Earth, I have never once taken care of him all by myself for the whole day-(good thing I am going to Utah today so I still won't have to start being a full time mom for another week-wheew!) For the first three and a half months of his life, I had my mom and sister and inlaws and what not literally grabbing him from me all day long of every single day. Sometimes I would go through an entire day and realize that the only time I held him was to feed him. And then, we moved out here and Adam has been working...sort of...from home for the last two months, so its been a two person effort to take care of him-which by the way, is really not necessary. I mean, its a great idea to have one parent stay at home with a child, but he really probably does not need two full time parents. Really. Anyway, we made one more trip out to the beach this week and invited ourselves over for dinner at Adam's aunt Lara's house again. We are going to have to get a lot sneakier than that in the coming years I suppose, so don't make fun of our WTness. Anyway, then we got REALLY bored, so we painted. Yeah. We painted our hideous coral pink fireplace a deep dark red. And then we decided to match a few walls to it; we painted an accent wall in the office and one in the family room too. It wasn't nearly as painful as painting a whole room. So, that marks the end of our home improvement projects. I still need to touch up the baseboards and what not, but I no longer have the man at my complete disposal. Hopefully we'll see him around sometimes. I am heading out today for Lalli's wedding! I am so excited to go to the wedding and to see our families again. And then I will come back next week and hopefully start working. They are still working on getting a web data base set up for me so that I can function from home. We'll see. Once I become a full time mom, I might have a nervous breakdown and sit in bed all day. Doubtful, but I'm not kidding when I say I still don't really know what its like. Anyway, see you Utah people soon.


Heather said...

Yea! Your journey can officially begin. I bet Adam loves every day of school and all the homework and tests...he's strange like that.
Call me while you're here! We'd love to see E and you!

Susan said...

I know what you mean! It's hard being along all day with the baby, but it has it's ups. Have fun in Utah!!! You need to take pictures of your paint job and post them up!