After nearly 31 years....
A bazillion diapers...some were actually cloth diapers when I was going through my "earth mother" phase. Glad when THAT ended! .
Years of lost sleep...
Broken things....legs, lamps, toys and teeth
Baby drool and snot....
Nearly 31 years of having my offspring think I was the most smartest mommy ever and could fix it all with a bandaid and a kiss on the forehead.
I'm not sure how I feel.
My hubby is in Canada right now. Maybe he should have postponed his trip...in case I fall apart.
My house is as clean as I left it this morning at 0-dark-thirty.
I came home and had cereal for dinner.
I ate the Charms out of the Lucky Charms.
I can hear the clock ticking. The house is so quiet. I'm not used to quiet.
I'm more of a chaos kinda girl.
I am bored.
I decided to clean out my purse.
I have a scalpel in it.
Is that weird?
Is there anyone else with a scalpel in their purse?
One of the docs was gonna use it for something, then changed his mind. It ended up in my scrub pocket.
Now it's in my purse.
Cuz ya never know when you might have to cut the umbilical cord or something.
Maybe I'll be useful with a scalpel..or not.
Maybe someone will need my awesome bandaid skills or forehead-kiss skills.
Cuz I'm an empty-nester.
And I don't think my offspring need them anymore.
What I don't understand is how 31 years went so fast.
Seriously it was just yesterday that I was bringing home my little baby girl.
And I was scared to death that I was gonna break her.
And the nurses were scared I was gonna break her.
(It might have been after nursing her for the first time and I was holding her and the nurse came in and asked me if I had burped her. I looked at her and said "oh, I didn't know how old they had to be before you had to burp them")
But I didn't break her and I went on to do it four more times!
31 years ago Jimmy Carter was the President.
Gasoline was 67 cents a gallon.
Our car was a Toyota Celica ST
Just yesterday right?
Somebody needs to tell me how I'm supposed to feel.