Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday

Borrowed this idea from Mom Jen.

I was looking through profiles of old classmates yesterday and one of them caught my eye. And made me a little green with envy. She just finished residency and is a full fledged ob/gyn now. My dream job. Then I noticed she also just bought a Picasso painting. Like an actual Picasso painting. Not the knock off kind I buy at Kirklands. However, I also saw in one of her messages "that's why we don't have kids!"

That weighed on my mind the whole day. Thinking about all the things I could have done had I not gotten married so young. Had I not partied so much in college and dropped out of the pre-med program. Then this morning when I tickled baby boy's back to wake him up, he rolled over and gave me a big grin. I kissed his head and he climbed up into my lap and nuzzled his little head into my chest. He wrapped his arm around me and started patting my back in the same rythm that I was rocking him. And then I realized, that I would take this moment, and all the stuff that comes with it, even the temper tantrums and potty training, the time outs and the crayon on the wall....over a picasso any.day.of.the.week. She should be jealous of me.



11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great picture. Love the story. I think we all have felt that way at times. I wouldn't give up my girls for anything!

tonya said...

Exactly right!!! When she is old and gray and miserable because all she has are "things" left in her life, she will be the one regretting that she doesnt have what you have!! You may be struggling a bit now with school and family but in the end you are still doing what you wanted to do despite getting married so young but what you have will last forever and bring you happiness and love forever, what she has wont bring her the same satifaction.

{Kiki} said...

Beautiful picture of you and BB. I often wonder what would have happened had I gone to Hollywood to live out my dreams, instead of getting married at 23. Thanks for following me and I am following you as well. Happy ATWT and take care.
-Kiki

Courtney said...

Lets not forget when BB went potty outside like the dog - that is the funniest thing I have ever heard.

That picture is great.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

And she probably is!

Happy ATWT!

The Mom Jen said...

I've had moments like that and it truly makes you feel like you've made the wrong choices....but I've also had the child-epiphany that says, you've made the RIGHT choice!

Sally said...

Great picture. You know some people can't have kids and do tend to say things like that. Given her chosen profession, that might be her case? She probably is quite jealous of you.

Mary said...

i agree completely...there are times when my teenagers try my nerves and then some...and then one of them will stop what they're doing to sit with me, or hug me, or stop and pick up dinner on the way home without being asked...
picasso's got nothing on that :)

Diane J. said...

Yep, we may not be able to afford a Picasso piece, but you know what, I think the art my children bring me is spectacular.

By the way, I tagged you as a good read on my blog.

{Kiki} said...

I'm super happy that you follow my blog. I wanted to let you know that I changed the URL. I think you might have to update that in your dashboard. So sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you had a great weekend and take care.
-Kiki

The new URL:
http://www.mamasintimeout.blogspot.com

JennyMac said...

Such a great post. And so genuine. I loved it.