Embrace the Camera Thursday 7.28.11

I heard the greatest quote from someone ever yesterday.  It made me laugh for hours.  “You can’t pick your friends!”  Uhhhhh lady…..if you don’t pick your friends, who do you pick???

Your FAMILY!?!?!

Auntie E came to the beach with us the weekend before last and we had so much fun!

It is photos like this that keep me smiling on days like today when I’m just plain old in a bad mood!  Do you ever have days where you just don’t like anyone?!  Where you just want to go on a vacation from the people you know and love?  I try to stay positive all the time, but today I just can’t seem to do it.

This SAHM thing is really hard.  I used to work for my dad, and as I sit here & think about it, Miss A just might be more demanding and thankless than my dad was as a boss!  I miss adult conversations.  I miss conversations that weren’t interrupted by things needing to be done for a child!  Its been 15 months of baby centric life and there are days that I love every second, like the last 3 weeks….and then there are days like today when I want to throw my hands up, throw my head under my covers & stay in bed all day!

Instead of dwelling on my bad mood, I’m going to appreciate this ETC day & use it to remember that my life is awesome.  My little girl is amazing and spirited and as funny as they come.  I’m going to remember that there are people out there going through WAY worse than SAHM boredom.

Please, everyone who checks out this blog today, read Daniel Bobis’s story & help in any way you can.  Its this story lately that has me feeling guilty for this bad mood.  So I’m gonna snap out of it, and go play with my daughter & hope that her future brings as much light to the world as Daniel’s does.  He must have some very proud parents.

11 thoughts on “Embrace the Camera Thursday 7.28.11

  1. I totally know what you mean about being a SAHM. Somedays are super rewarding….others….wonder if I could quit my job 🙂 But I think whether working outside of the home or as a SAHM the grass can always seem greener on the other side. Have a great day and fun picture at the beach!

  2. It’s so true that there are those moments that I want to run away. Just leave some bowls of cherrie-os on the floor and run away! it’s nice to hear your honesty. And I think it’s perfectly ok to be in a bad mood! We’re allowed that. Don’t worry, tomorrow will be totally different!

  3. I hear you… and mine is only 5.5 months old 😉 I think about it in the long run, though, and how much I will miss this time… and I cherish it… it makes it all worth it! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. The days are slow but the years are super quick. My youngest starts kindergarten this year and I have to tell you, now that my days of a 24 hour sahm are coming to an end I have NO regrets what so ever. (but boy did I question that on the road to here… haha)
    Your daughter is beautiful, I love her hat! =)

  5. you’re right, some days are harder than others, but it’s all worth it in the end! nice {embrace} moment! enjoy your little princess while you can, before long, she’ll be in school and you’ll long for these days of endless time together!!

  6. I am so with you on the SAHM thing. I have a 16 month old who is amazing- but she doesn’t say much. Our conversations are usually me: “what would you like to do today Aubs?” Aubs: “hi, hair, belly, bye” then her running away screaming and laughing.
    I tried clicking on your birth story link and it wasn’t working- just a heads up.

    • thanks for the heads up! I fixed it…and we’re mommies with mommy brains – you don’t have to worry – I didn’t think you were insensitive!

  7. Looking fabulous! Any day at the beach is a good day! You are right though- some days are just harder, but as they get older, it does get easier.

  8. It is sooo hard, but so worth it. My kids are old enough that I’m really seeing the benefits of my investment. Love the beach photo! I’m a little jealous of all the beach photos I’ve seen looking at etc posts today. 🙂

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