Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Come So Far: motherhood
Yesterday I added another page to my Come So Far book. I know motherhood has changed me a lot...but I found it hard to say how. I know it flipped my identity upside down and inside out and it took me months to figure out who the heck I was and what my life was about (not sure I'm done with that work yet, actually), but it was hard to pin down exactly what I meant.
I baked a lot before I had kids. I bake a lot now.
I made quilts before I had kids. I make quilts now (well, when my sewing machine and I are getting along).
I drank tea then. Oh boy do I drink tea now.
I didn't take pictures.
I certainly didn't scrapbook.
I slept in more then. I watch more TV now.
I used to eat at restaurants. But I cook better (and faster) now.
I used to think I didn't need to buy a new roll of toilet paper until we were completely out of toilet paper. Now I have 3 back ups.
I think I am generally more responsible. And I feel more grown up...especially in the last 6 months. And I'm not sure I always like that feeling.
But that's not what I ended up writing in my scrapbook. I ended up writing "I changed a lot, we changed a lot, everything changed." Maybe I should go back and add some specifics. ;)