Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday thoughts...

The ponderings of an ‘almost’ 30 year old mother of 4.

I sit and ponder what life will be like with I am 30. I actually am looking forward to it! As funny as that might sound... I am looking forward to a “SLOWER” paced life after 30. Maybe my life will NEVER slow down... but I guarantee I will be able to SLEEP more in my next 30 years! At 30 there are lots of things I look forward to. Some of my biggest birthday wishes are in my ponderings today as I clean up after my kiddos.

I sit today and ponder what life will be like 3, 4, 5 months from now when my precious and final baby is too old for all of the enormous baby toys, gadgets, and necessities and I am a 30 year old woman, wife, and mother of 4. Let's see... for how many years has my home been consumed with these gihugic (nice word, Christell) items? Too many! I remember a favorite quote of mine that I said to my mom when Marky was a little baby. "We need to get rid of some of this furniture in here so we can move more baby stuff in." She was shocked! She thought I was going to say that we needed to get rid of some of the baby stuff in our living room and instead, I honestly thought we needed to get rid of some of the furniture to make more room for MORE baby stuff that Marky was going to be interested in soon. Those HUGE toys take up so much space!So... Joshua is now 7 months old. He is on the brink of not needing several gigantic items. Here is my top 10 list of things I can’t wait to never see again in my home after I turn 30...
or at least until Joshua turns 1!
The first to go will be NO LATER than by my 30th birthday in June:
1. The baby bathtub.... get it out of my bathroom forever! Woo hoo!
That one will probably go any day now. :)
2. The lay-under dome toy thing with all the stuff that hangs down.
3. The bouncer chair/toy - he still plays in it though... but it's on the way out soon (I hope)
4. THE SWING! Oh, the beloved swing. I love the swing. It has always been my favorite baby item even though it is SO STINKIN' huge. It is so worth every penny. And, it is SOOO worth having the one that PLUGS IN TO THE WALL!! But.... it's gotta go some day, right?
5. The EXTRA baby POUNDS would be nice to get rid of forever! I am working on that and doing alright... however, by my birthday I want to have a good amount of that gone forever!
6. His BABY CARSEAT carrier thingy. Okay, so this will hopefully be gone BEFORE my birthday, but you have to remember that I have 4 children and having one in a carry-able pod that can be set down and won't run off at the grocery store... is fantastic. Actually, if they weren't so heavy I'd say give me 3 more of those things... or at least one! Just kidding! However, I will not miss the huge safety pod sitting on the floor in my kitchen. Ta Da! As soon as he can sit up better so that he can handle a grocery cart... he is graduating to the big boy seat. :)
Things to go by HIS BIRTHDAY: 08/08/09
7. The GIANT CIRCUS EXERSAUCER! Oh that day will be so wonderful. That is one of the biggest toys ever and it is always in the middle of the living room. It is so nice because it confines, yet entertains! The tray provides a nice place for some cheerios or what not and it even has a sippy cup holder. This is the greatest thing for travel (camping). Especially when they are teetering on a year old. They can walk, but not that well or they crawl through the dirt eating the gravel at the campground. This item is the best for camping. I wish they made one big enough for Marky!
8. The WALKER. Okay, so I know they are sooooo dangerous, right? But we have a one level house so no chance of falling to a horrible tragedy. I am almost hoping the little cutie walks early so this can go away sooner! No chance of that more than likely since he has no desire to get moving and is just fine with his wiggly-roll mobility.
9. The big basket of burp-clothes and bibs that has made it's home under my living room end table for the past 2 years. :)~
10. The giant changing table out of my bedroom! Woo hoo! Finally at some point he will be too big to worry about putting him up on a changing table and we can just use the floor or HEY, better yet..... he can use the toilet! :)
Okay, so that is my birthday wish-list of all thing things I wish would go
away for my birthday!

Bring on 30... I could really use some sleep!


ess said...

Happy birthday...soon! I just turned 30 and it has been pretty fantastic so far! I know Peter and Stephanie because I was "adopted" by Peter's Uncle Michael Jensen's family. So, Peter and I knew each other growing up in high school before and after I came to Washougal. Also, I use leeloublogs.blogspot.com for my headers-so creative and cute! Email me and we can chat! essygene@yahoo.com

The Gustafson Family said...

Oh my goodness, I can totally relate to all that baby stuff everywhere! I cannot believe how much stuff our baby has and how much stuff he has already outgrown that we are trying to stash around our home. Good think Nicholas has a HUGE closet because most of his stuff has been going in there! I hope you love, love, love your
30's. I have one more year of 20's before I am there with ya!

Caine Family said...

Honestly, I don't think the sleep thing will ever happen until the kids are 18 and out of the house. Well, maybe not even then! But it will probably get a bit better! 30 is actually not too bad! I actually laugh now when I get carded, instead of getting offended! For some reason, I feel more like an adult then when I was 29 (not sure why)... You'll enjoy being 30, but it feels weird at first! Love you sweetie!
Jen :-)