My *almost* two-year-old has such a hard life. I’m telling you, I almost get stressed out just thinking about it…

First of all, she has to lounge around in her jammies and eat Cheerios off the floor. Her mother is too lazy to pick them up, I think. The 10-second rule has turned into the 0ne-day rule at our house. “Mom, I’m bored…and it’s too early for pictures. I don’t even have my make-up on yet.”

And here she is toiling away as she busily packs a lunch for her hungry family. Poor thing. I wonder if she ever gets a chance to just relax and have fun.

And we can’t forget about what a trial it is to suck that thumb all day long! “Mom, this is kinda embarrassing. Could you put the camera away already and just let me live my life?”

After a long, hard, stressful day on the job, she finally gets to relax and catch some much-deserved zzz’s. Make that 12-13 hours worth of zzz’s. (I’m not kidding; this kid loves to sleep)
Ah, to have such a life again.

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Have you ever had a day where you were so full of energy, you could practically burst? I had one of those days today. I couldn’t even walk – I had to run wherever I went. It was a day filled to the brim with stuff, stuff, and more stuff.

Grocery shopping at three different stores (sidenote: my favorite little farm store where I get milk, Lapp Valley Farms, actually reduced their milk prices! Can you believe it?? We are a huge milk-drinking family, like 3 gallons a week, so this was exciting news to me. Sorry if you were completely bored by this sidenote. Moving along…), laundry, post-weekend unpacking, laundry, travel agency work (Mondays are always super-busy), preparing a huge advertising project for my wedding planning business, laundry, making dinner (does throwing a frozen pizza into the oven count?), and finally finishing the laundry!

Whew! Because of complications from the miscarriage I had 4 months ago, I’ve been really lacking in the energy department, so now I guess I’m getting refueled! And I’m loving it!!

March 24, 2008 — Aimee Weaver