People, it has been 10 months, if you hear me use the “I just had a baby” excuse one more time, stop me. Stop me right then and there, yell at me, point out the obvious (I did not JUST have a baby), and make me get it together. I need that serious kick in the butt right now, trust me. Remember a few months ago when I wrote about how forgetful I have been since having my second, well, unfortunately, nothing has changed.
Here is a recent example – I knew my son was off of school on Friday, but I thought he was off for parent teacher conferences. I secured our nanny for that Friday morning, and brought her and the kids to a park close to my son’s school. I dropped them off and headed to the school for my meeting with his teachers. When I arrived at the classroom, it was completely empty. I looked around, waited 5 minutes, and then went over to the sign up sheet for conference times and re-read my date…it was scheduled for the following Friday. The first thing I said to myself was, “baby brain!” Not ok!
Or how about all those clothes hanging in my closet that I simply can not and do not wear right now. Every time I look at them I think, “I just had a baby, soon I can wear them again.” Not ok! It is time to get rid of those clothes, I can not and probably will not for many years wear a snug fitting shirt. It is time to purge and refresh my closet with things I actually can and do wear, because let’s face it, I did not just have a baby and this is my forever changed body.
Or how about the fact that my husband and I moved to the town we live in specifically for the school systems, and to make friends with more young families. We have lived here for a year and are only just now getting out and getting social! It is time to ditch the, “I have a new baby at home so I can’t make it” excuse and find some good care for the kiddos because this mama needs her “mommy’s night out!” My new motto is to never turn down an invitation unless I really truly do not have help for the kids, and I am having a great time and making great new friends in the process.
How long did you let yourself live in the “I just had a baby” world?