We aren’t used to this yet. A commercial will splash up on our screen with a cute little newborn wrapped in his perfect swaddling blanket, and I don’t know to cry or freeze. I still can’t believe it. We will flip through channels and see a thumbnail for “Word World” or “Martha Speaks”, and we glance at each other. Sometimes as if to say, “are you ready for this?” And yet other times as if to say, “oh how fun!”
Though I’ve been a mom twice over now, the thought of caring for a newborn again, well it’s awkward. Awkard because life is so fast paced right now with school, the kids, work, and adulting that it just seems like child three will fly by quicker than thing one and thing two. Will I rush home fast enough? Will I continue to be gainfully employed? will I settle down enough to cuddle and play? Will my older children notice and remember I did this with them as well? Life gets in the way of so many things.
And so, I am motivated me to chill out, in preparation for a different home culture. This will change us.