in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

packing

pic of the day: day 28
only a rare few climbers have ever successfully summitted
mt. mommy, but john's determination pays off.
his climb was done without the aid of oxygen.

sometimes, i forget.

i forget that i can no longer pack 8 hours before i get on an airplane to go on a trip. i forget that one little carry-on bag will no longer hold everything i need for a long weekend. (i forget that i can't hit snooze 4 times and still expect to get everything done in the morning.)

i guess when you spend 29 years NOT packing for a baby, you have lots of practice not-packing-for-a-baby. so tonight, i will go home and pack ... lots of stuff. thank you, southwest airlines, for allowing me to have to free checked bags. i will need them!

we're heading to gigi and great grandpa's house in florida this weekend, for passover*. it will be tons of family jammed into a little 3-bedroom condo. and it will be fantastic! and john will have lots of people to play with. and lots of little hippos** to avoid breaking. we can't wait ...

* my mom's side of the family is jewish, and we celebrate passover whenever we can get everyone together that's close to the right time of year. we have a seder on a saturday night, regardless of what night of the week actual passover falls on. so yes, i know this trip is not technically for passover, but it's our family's passover so that's all that matters, ha!

** my grandmother (john's gigi) collects hippos of all shapes, sizes, and materials. some are breakable. but gigi is clever, so i would guess only the squishy non-breakable variety will be available to little hands.

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