Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thoughts

Just some random thoughts...

So our ward just changed to 8:30 church due to the fact that there will now be four units in our building until restoration on the Ft. Lauderdale building is done. That's 8:30 am... is it just me, or is that really early? And of course they chose daylight savings Sunday to make the change! That makes it 7:30--just to point that out. Let's just say church was a bit sparse at the beginning of the meeting. And after a great suggestion by one of my primary kids, we all took a five minute nap at the end of class today (I wouldn't mind doing that every week).

Okay, so I understand why my stomach has to grow during pregnancy, but why do my thighs, bum and arms have to get so big too? Is that really necessary? The last two pregnancies I borrowed clothes from a friend, but since she is 7 months pregnant now I felt a little awkward asking for them again. I do have some of my own, but I did need to get some more. The maternity clothes shopping trip was when I realized how big I was and that I needed clothes that don't just fit me now but will still be comfortable in a couple of months. (I don't think getting fat is ever easy even if it is for a good reason like having a kid).

Lately I've been feeling for the first time like we're actually a normal family. Not that we are "normal" in any way, but just in the sense that we do what a family should do. Because of Erin's pre-school we get up at a normal hour every day, go to bed at a normal hour, eat dinner together every night like a normal family, and run the dishwasher more than once a week (which reminds me, I need to go start that). This may not seem strange to anyone else, but because Jared never had to be at work at a certain time, because I always had late classes and design projects I worked on till all hours of the night, and because we are habitually night owls, there was no reason to have a normal family schedule. What I'm getting at is it's kind of nice living a normal life with the minivan and 2.7 kids.

6 comments:

Jason D said...

So we have church at 8:30 am as well! We had the same joyful experience with daylight savings time as well. (It was even funner for me as I had a 6:30 am meeting)

Oh ya, but My comment is this, we had 2:30 church last year...and believe me, 8:30am is WAAAAY better then 2:30pm.

kkerr said...

My kids are still on the old time schedule which is working out to my advantage. If they want to get up just before 8 instead of just before 7, that's fine with me. I hope it lasts.

Musimommy said...

Oh we've had a rough time getting the kids up for school this week. I could barely drag myself out of bed because it felt like 5:30 instead of 6:30.

Laura said...

I am with you on the pregnancy question. I could never figure out why my ankles had to be pregnant.

Lisa Monks said...

8:30?? Yeesh! We can barely do 9:30. But I agree that it's better than 2:30! And I'm with you on feeling normal. I think my kids and I are all happier when we all kinda know what to expect everyday.

Eric & Laura said...

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Laura Kebker