...fall asleep on the couch before I go upstairs and get in bed.
...have to play Cameron Kate's cd's in the car, and it drives me crazy. When I get to ride down the road solo and listen to the actual radio, I feel like I'm on vacation.
...do laundry on Mondays.
...drinks tons of water, everyday, all day long.
...wash my face at night, no matter how tired I am. Probably because I am obsessed with my skincare products, Rodan + Fields. I work for the company and have for two years, which means I get to write-off these awesome products. Win, win!
...pop my knuckles. Such a bad habit!
...eat Greek yogurt now. I made the switch from regular yogurt a couple years ago, and now the regular stuff tastes awful to me!
...want to start wearing cute pajamas, but inevitably end up in a ratty old tshirt and baggy pants.
...make CK use hand sanitizer as soon as she gets into the car from preschool/running errands/etc. I think it has helped a lot during this crazy cold and flu season!
...hate when public bathrooms have hand dryers rather than paper towels!
...wish I had a decent singing voice. It's terrible!
...skip having a drink
...take baths. Which is a big change, because this used to fall under the "never" category. Mostly, I soak in hot, smell-good bubbles and sip wine, using the "Babe, I need to take a bath" excuse to sit in a room by myself for awhile.
...think I should try couponing to save money, but then I'm too lazy to try.
...imagine what it would be like if I could write for a living. It's no secret that I love to write, as you can see from this narcissistic blog. The thought of getting paid to write? That would seem too good to be true.
...like white wine, but almost always prefer red.
...feel like I have no idea how to parent a three-year-old. I just ordered a book recommended to me by my sister, who is a pretty amazing mama, so I'm hoping it'll help me!
...think I could be a vegetarian. I really could probably do without meat. Except seafood. I love seafood.
...am embarrassed to drive our minivan. So vain, I know. We sold our nicer cars to help pay for fertility treatments, and now T drives a 1990ish Honda Odyssey. When I have to drive it, I'm always hoping I don't see anyone I know!
...but rarely, skip exercising. Whether it be running, or walking, or Jillian Michaels, or just some lunges, I feel like I have to try to move each day. It helps me feel sane, but also...
...knew how hard it would be to get my body back after baby #2.
...cut my sandwiches. I eat them as one big square, around the edges first, then the middle.
...am able to diet. I can work out every single day, but have never had that same discipline when it comes to eating. I am in love with food.
...floss. My hub flosses every single night, and for whatever reason, I just cannot get myself in the habit. (Sorry to my dentist sister!)
...drink diet drinks anymore. During our fertility struggles, a naturopathic doctor convinced me to switch to regular. Now, diet tastes awful to me. So, one cup of coffee in the morning, and one regular Coke in the afternoon.
...put my kids to bed without whispering to them our own, special sayings and thanking God for allowing me to be their mama.
...cook on the weekends. I tell T that the weekends are a break from my "job," too.
...go a day without eating fruit. Almost always a banana in the morning and an apple in the afternoon.
...take it for granted that I am able to be a stay-at-home mama. I spent two years as a full-time working mom, and in my opinion, there was nothing harder. Financially, it's not easy for us to make this happen, but we're trying, and I am so thankful.
...go without having something sweet to eat after dinner. (See: baby weight.)
...forget what it was like during our pregnancy losses and fertility struggles (more on that in another post, soon) - which means no matter how exhausted or overwhelmed or stressed I feel in this whole mama-of-two gig, I am always, always grateful. <3