Apr 24 2013

Things To Do Before Kids

Things You Need To Do Before Becoming A Mom

- Enjoy sleep. Nap - It's a luxury that becomes a necessity you never seem to have enough of. Buy nice sheets. Roll around in them. Spend a whole day in bed. The next time you do it, you'll be comforting a feverish, puking child and that's not nearly as enjoyable.

- Drive a fun car - A convertible or a Beetle. Blast music that you love. Soon you'll be driving a minivan and singing along to the Laurie Berkner Band. Even when you're alone in the car.

- Travel with your spouse -
 Family vacations are wonderful, but not the same. And finding someone to watch three kids under 5? Impossible.

- Take a shower - 
Alone, without faces peeking through.

- Do things spur of the moment -
 Jet off somewhere at the last minute, with nothing but the clothes on your back. Have an impromptu adventure. Once you have kids, you'll need to plan everything.

- Spend money on yourself -
Invest in some really great forever items, because once you have kids, the trade-off will not seem worth it. You'll calculate the number of diapers you could buy for the cost of those designer sunglasses. Buy them now and wear them later.

- Go to the bathroom with the door shut - 
It will be years before you get to do that again.

- Under-appreciate your parents -
 Roll your eyes at them. Question their actions and judgment. Tell them they don't know everything. Once you have kids, you'll have a new-found appreciation for them and discover that they know a lot more than you gave them credit for. Ignorance is bliss. 

 
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Apr 24 2013

Things To Do Before Kids

Things You Need To Do Before Becoming A Mom

- Enjoy sleep. Nap - It's a luxury that becomes a necessity you never seem to have enough of. Buy nice sheets. Roll around in them. Spend a whole day in bed. The next time you do it, you'll be comforting a feverish, puking child and that's not nearly as enjoyable.

- Drive a fun car - A convertible or a Beetle. Blast music that you love. Soon you'll be driving a minivan and singing along to the Laurie Berkner Band. Even when you're alone in the car.

- Travel with your spouse -
 Family vacations are wonderful, but not the same. And finding someone to watch three kids under 5? Impossible.

- Take a shower - 
Alone, without faces peeking through.

- Do things spur of the moment -
 Jet off somewhere at the last minute, with nothing but the clothes on your back. Have an impromptu adventure. Once you have kids, you'll need to plan everything.

- Spend money on yourself -
Invest in some really great forever items, because once you have kids, the trade-off will not seem worth it. You'll calculate the number of diapers you could buy for the cost of those designer sunglasses. Buy them now and wear them later.

- Go to the bathroom with the door shut - 
It will be years before you get to do that again.

- Under-appreciate your parents -
 Roll your eyes at them. Question their actions and judgment. Tell them they don't know everything. Once you have kids, you'll have a new-found appreciation for them and discover that they know a lot more than you gave them credit for. Ignorance is bliss. 

 
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Mar 23 2013

Kristian Stanfill Comes To Visit!

We had such a great time with Kristian Stanfill this week! We love having artists in to talk about the projects that they're working on. Here are some pictures from Kristian's visit! 

 

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Mar 19 2013

Just 88 Cents

On Saturday, I went to Walmart. I was stopped by an older grandpa-like man, and he asked me what the date was. I looked at my phone and told him it was the 16th. He laughed and said, "Oh, I missed my birthday, it was on the 10th!!" I looked and him and said, "What no one remembered? No one made you a cake" He looked at me and scoffed, "No one has made me a cake since I was a little boy."

I was sad by that and thought about it all weekend. How sad it is that no one in his life remember or cared to remember his birthday! 

Well, Monday, I’m back at Walmart (yes, I go there way too much) and I see the same man in McDonalds, drinking coffee with some other men. I did my shopping and then went to the bakery and grabbed a cupcake, checked out and went into McDonalds. 

I walked up to him and asked him, "Are you the gentleman that asked me on Saturday what the date was?" And he said yes. I handed him the cupcake and said, "Well, Happy Birthday!" He started crying. I patted him on the back and walked away, because I didn't want him to see me cry. 

I hear him yell out, thank you and his friends all laughed. One said, "My birthday is next month!" 

It cost me 88 cents and he was happier than a two year old!

 

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