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“The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.” ~Saki
People say that dreams and goals are what keep us going. As I sit here and ponder that, I also can’t help but think about how my goals have changed after having children. If you have kids, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you may wonder just how much a person’s dreams can possibly change. Well, let me explain it to you…
Goal Before Kids: To save up enough money to go to law school
Goal After Kids: To save up enough money to send both kids to school with lunch money on the same day
Goal Before Kids: To make time to travel abroad
Goal After Kids: To make time to pee
Goal Before Kids: To learn to speak French fluently
Goal After Kids: To learn to speak “tween” fluently (See here for “Tween 101”)
Goal Before Kids: To retire by the age of 40
Goal After Kids: To get my kids out of my house by the age of 40
Goal Before Kids: To get a job right out of school
Goal After Kids: To keep a job (Thanks, Mr. Pres…)
Goal Before Kids: To have a big, beautiful house
Goal After Kids: To have a tiny house so it is easier to shove everything under the bed and make it appear beautiful
Goal Before Kids: To have good credit
Goal After Kids: To have any credit (Thanks, sperm donor…)
Goal Before Kids: To look fabulous in a bikini
Goal After Kids: To make sweats look fabulous
Goal Before Kids: To not let my gym membership expire
Goal After Kids: To not let my library card expire
Pitiful, right? But at least I still have goals! As Lewis Carroll says in Alice in Wonderland:
Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.
Make goals. Have dreams. If you can’t reach them right now, make new ones. You’ll reach them eventually (or at least be able to blog about them) – Don’t ever give up!!!
Anyone who knows Ronald, knows that at any moment, he can drop your jaw with what comes out of his mouth! Well, true story… His teacher was going on maternity leave after Valentine’s week, so they had a baby shower for her during their class Valentine’s Day party. When we were in TJ Maxx getting the baby an outfit, Ronald tells me, “I don’t remember exactly what was on the list of things she needs, but I remember that the size was a 1Z.” I thought, “What in the world kind of size is that?! I thought they were sized with ‘Ts’, but the baby will be way too young for that.” After standing in the middle of TJ Maxx staring at the floor racking my brain for five minutes, I finally figured out that he meant ONESIES!!! Lol! I love that kid!!