Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Had a Dream

I find as I get older that many of my ideals are crumbling. The guilt that results from compromising on these ideals has a direct relationship to the moral weight of the ideal.

For example:

I think it may have once bothered me more to have a desktop keyboard jacked into my laptop to compensate for the keys that have been ripped off by my lovely daughters. Ideally, I'd like to have one completely functional computer. But, I've had to compromise.

I'm not sure I ever made a conscious decision that children shouldn't wear pajam slippers to church, but I sure wasn't going to argue with my 3-year old who found matching footwear on her own.

And then there's jumping on the couch. No parent holds their newborn infant in their arms and thinks "This child will one day tear all the cushions off the couch and jump around on the springs and I'm not going to do a thing about it."

And TV. Oh, TV. I thought my kids weren't going to watch TV unless they were tuning in to the BBC to learn about current events. MY kids wouldn't be patronized by Dora the stupid Explorer or the monosyllabic, brain-washing Teletubbies. But seriously, people. If those custard-guzzling freaks from another dimension can give me 10 minutes of peace, I'm taking it. Ideals Schmideals.

15 weeks.


GordonandChrissy said...

Yay! You can see your little bump. :) Cutie-patootie. That shirt is super cute too.

And I love the video of Lucy waving with the Teletubbies. :)

Johanna and Josh said...

You are one cute little mama.

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jenandbrody said...

How cute you are!! My sister is about as far along as you are. Hopefully I'll be right behind you guys. Or we'll just keep enjoying the life of newlyweds. :o)

Aaron and Melissa said...

You look so cute! Your kids are adorable too... despite the things you let them do that you never thought you would :) We all do it!! Seriously, what else CAN you do?!?!?

The Hale Family said...

You are so cute Becky!!!! I love the prego pic. As for the TV...I told myself the same TV for my kids. I have eaten my words so many times when it comes to the "my kids will never..."

The Hale Family said...

When is your official due date?