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August 13, 2009

Things I've Learned

I was sitting around thinking today about something that I could blog on, and I realized that I have been a wife for a year and half already (Doi. Of course I have. After all I did celebrate my anniversary!) and a mommy for almost a year. Yes, my little man will be an ENTIRE year old in 2 1/2 months. ::Sigh:: Where has time gone? In the course of the past almost 2 years, I have learned so much. I thought that I would share some of the cute, quirky, yet absolutely serious things that I have learned about marriage and motherhood... *Marriage is an EVERYDAY thing. [Yea. Who knew? ;) ] You can't choose which days you want to be a wife. You have to work at it everyday. It doesn't just come naturally. *You married your husband for their flaws too. You can't only be married when they do the things that you want and like. *It takes exactly 3 lbs of Hamburger Meat to make the PERFECT homemade Lasagna and only 1 to make a Homemade Hamburger Pizza. *The word "No" means nothing to a child under the age of ___ (You fill in the blanks. 26? 27?). *If you don't want it put in your babys' mouth, don't leave it any lower than 3 feet above the floor. [Memo: this will have to be adjusted as your child grows.] *Alone time comes only in the form of a childs nap or bedtime. *Carpet DOES NOT work for a dining room floor...unless you want it permanently stained with Mac & Cheese and Juice. *You can not change your husband. He is the way is, and most likely always will be. *When a baby enters the picture, you have to learn to flex a little bit on what your idea of "romance" is. *Yes, you can live off of only 4 hours of sleep a night. *When you get tired of living off of only 4 hours of sleep, you WILL learn that your baby is ok in their crib alone. They don't have to be checked on every time they whimper. *Just because they are sitting on thousands of dollars of Student Loans and an MD does not mean that your Pediatrician knows everything. *Name brands mean nothing when living on a budget. *Nagging your husband doesn't work. It just doesn't. *Sports Center is to men what Lifetime is to women. You have to have it, and that's that.
*You can't win every arguement. You have to pick and choose which battles are really worth fighting about.
*Never go to bed angry; always say I love you; always kiss each other good night.
*Everything can be made better by hearing the words "Mama" or "I love you, sweetheart." [Of course, Josh is the one that calls me sweetheart. Not my little boy :) ]
*Time is of the utmost value and importance. And even with more than 24 hours in a day, it's still near impossible to accomplish everything on your agenda.
*A House will not clean itself.
*Similarly, supper will not cook itself.
*When not wiped up immediately upon contact with the kitchen floor, Apple Juice will form a permanent adhesive only to be removed with a sand blaster.
*Grape Flavored Tylenol is a lifesaver.
*Karo Syrup works better than anything for constipation.
*Never leave home without 1) a burp clothe [especially when battling acid reflux]; 2) Enought formula or juice to float the Titanic; 3) An abundance of Diapers; 4) And Blankie. Most definately do NOT leave without Blankie. Fits will be thrown & feelings will be hurt.
*Even though they try [and my wonderful husband does] your husband will never clean the house exactly like you want. So either don't complain when he cleans or just do it yourself.
Just a few things that I came up with off of the top of my head. What have YOU learned so far?

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4 Comments:

At August 14, 2009 at 1:01 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

Your son is such a cutie pie! I call my son monkey, too. Especially since he's really into climbing everything now. Oh brother. Nothing is safe!

Cute blog :) Stopping by from SITS!

 
At August 14, 2009 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Kelli said...

I never leave home without wipes, I will not change my husband (but I can assist in his growth), Italian sausage makes lots of baked pastas better, yellow is the best color eva, I can be friends with people I've never even met!

 
At August 14, 2009 at 1:31 PM , Blogger I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

I love your list. I've only been a wife 10 months and will be a mom in 2.... but I can relate to all the husband and house things alreadY!

 
At August 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM , Blogger GiraffeGal213 said...

This list was too cute :) I would add: I've learned that when my wonderful husband is bothering the dickens out of me I have learned to turn and say "I LOVE you!" :) It clears the air! He laughs and says - "you are just saying that so that you don't kill me!" LOL (then of course we laugh together and things aren't so bad)

 

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