Monday, October 5, 2009

Life's a Gas

Ever have those days when everyone wants money that you just don't have, and your baby absolutely refuses to sleep more than oh an hour at a time, and you can't pay the car insurance because you're the only one bringing in an income and you're only working part time, and your already-has-enough-issues-baby is having what are likely seizures about 25 times a day, oh and has also caught the same cold as you? No? Okay maybe that's just me.

But really I shouldn't complain, look at everything I do have:

-a wonderful online network of support. (That's you!)
-fantastic friends who are willing to bail me out and help in whatever way they can even without me asking.
-a beautiful amazing baby who only needs smile or laugh to bring the light back into my life.
-a loving, caring husband who stays up with the baby when he won't sleep all night, and cooks me dinner, and does the housework (mostly) without complaining.
-a job that I really do enjoy.
-free membership to the gym which I swear I will eventually use..
-not to mention all the creature comforts, and necessities of life that I have.

Some people have it much worse I know. So while I complain about some things, I am also most grateful for other things.

Anyway in other news, my best friend is embarking upon a exhilerating and terrifying journey of her own right now, as she tries to become a mother on her own! If you have the time, please stop by her blog and give her some words of encouragement. She can use it!

Now, as a reward for listening to me whine, I give you the cutest baby ever (who has two of those stacking ring toys).


Stacie said...

I have those days, and they suck. But you're right, we have a lot (more) to be grateful for, which makes up for the not-so-good-parts of life.

Skyler looks so adorable in his glasses!

John C said...

As a person in a free society, you will always have the right to complain, and sometimes that is the greatest relief there is. Just putting it all out in front of you allows you to weigh the entire situation.

Laughing babies also help more than just about anything else.

Azaera said...

Oh so true! He is adorable Stacie (and thank you) and yes complaining does help I think. Also a laughing baby is the best thing in the world, and today he has laughed so much, it's like my soul feels lighter. Wow that was kind of deep, or really lame. Whichever.

Stacie said...

Hi there,

I was talking to my friend this morning and asking her if her kids went through this when they were little. They're 5 and 9 now. She said that they went through phases, and it's normal.

She said that she noticed it when her kids were developing socially, they'd toss and turn a lot more and wake up crying due to dreams.

So basically, there is nothing that can be done about it :(

I do think Laney is going through some changes. She's becoming more like a little girl and less like a baby as of late.

Chuckie72 said...

alot of faeries have been getting their wings lately!

Trish said...

Oh yes. I'm having a bit of a pity party today, myself.

Corrie Howe said...

Thanks for sharing the way you are grateful, and these are great things to be grateful about. Your little one is adorable. I know I said it in another comment, but he his.