Monday, July 14, 2008

Life won't be any different

Only it will, forever. When I was pregnant with Hannah I said to myself "Life won't be any different because all of the things we do are basically kid friendly" And for the most part it's true. Steven and I never go to movies, or out drinking or clubbing. We play mini golf and go out for ice cream and play board games and visit family. All of those things are very kid friendly.

Now we have two kids, and still do kid friendly things obviously, but there was one thing I overlooked and didn't even realize it until this weekend. A friend that I've known for a VERY long time (as in birthday parties before we could talk) got married last month. It was a small wedding so I of course thought nothing of not being invited. It just wasn't a big deal. I saw him this past weekend at my Dad's house. He said to me (as I was getting ready to feed Norah) "Are you going to be around tomorrow?" And I knew it was coming. Just another person asking me to do something I can't do for two reasons, the least of which being driving an hour with $4+/gallon gas.

I desperately would have loved to be at the reception yesterday for them at our church. I wanted to celebrate with them finding each other and being in love. However babies at receptions are just generally not looked highly upon, (especially I'm guessing for people who are choosing not to have children of their own) and I can't leave her and go off to a party knowing she's at home and miserable. So I stayed home.

So for all the new parents and parents to be who say "Life won't be any different" Yes, it will be different, and 99% of the time you will love every second of it. It's that other 1% that throws you for a loop.

1 comment:

My Little Cuties said...

And yet even some of those kid friendly activities have to be put off until your friendly kids are old enough to do them - like mini golf... or bowling. Hunter's close now which is kind of nice...