Hi all! I’m excited to be “back” from my online hiatus. (It’s funny how I feel like I have to justify my absence since it’s clear my posting has been spotty, but it is what it is. I’m excited to be more regular in my writing again.)
I’m just going to throw this out there before we get back to normal here on Schmate: I really enjoy mommying. A couple weeks ago, JD pointed out, “It seems like you really like being a mom.” I hadn’t really thought about it specifically, but he’s right… I actually like very much being a mommy.
“Duh, Kate,” you’re probably saying. Or you’re probably speaking from years of experience when you say, “Oh, you’re still in that time when everything is new and fresh and exciting. It’ll get old soon.”
Ok, sure. I get what you’re saying. But, I had some serious concerns that I wouldn’t enjoy being a mom. Despite all the yearnings I had to become one after our long struggle with infertility, I was very worried that I would get tired of it, annoyed by all the work, and just generally inpatient and unhappy that my old life was gone. (I’m an only child after all.) Granted, there are definitely times where I am inpatient, tired, and frustrated, but in general, I am surprised by how much I like being Maggie’s mommy. It makes me really happy. There are times when I’m with her and it just hits me: this is what I’m supposed to be doing… and I like it! And it feels great.
All that to say, I get why people are so eager to gush about their kids. It’s the new/different/incredible life change that kind of just smacks you in the face (in a good way). Things that I would roll my eyes at previously now make me go, “Oh! Yeah, I can see that.”
For example, jewelry with kids names or initials or whatever on them… I previously thought, “Really??? Goofy.” As in this necklace that Christina Applegate wears in “Up All Night”…
But, now, I could totally see myself owning something like this. In my own style of course… I’m now in search of this particular thing, and I have yet to find it. Here are a couple of items in the running.
Lulu Frost has a bunch of (extremely expensive to me) items that aren’t as blatant that they are representing a child… but still sweet overall. This number ring could represent the child’s birthdate or year, and stacking them would be super sweet.
This pretty necklace with the single-letter charm is also pretty and understated.
Another necklace that I like is this fingerprint impression necklace that can be personalized from your kiddo’s actual hand. Interesting, huh?
Anyone else have fun items that they wear to signify someone you love?