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!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

the mouths of babes

yesterday as i packed up my breakfast and lunch to take with me (it's easier to eat on the road some mornings), i grabbed two little bran muffins that we make for portable breakfasts and put them in a tupperware.

around the corner comes john, screaming: "my cupcake!"

i didn't even KNOW he could say cupcake! i didn't even KNOW he knew what a cupcake was!

 i suppose it makes sense - he's around other kids all day, and he's watching sesame street and dora and thomas and who knows what else. but it still boggles my mind when he comes up with something like that.

and i must confess that there is a drop of bittersweetness to it - what other things did i miss, besides john learning to say cupcake?! i sometimes wish i could be with him all the time, so i could witness every little step, every little growth, every little development.

but there is a bonus to being a working mom who's NOT there every second: the little sweet surprises, like a torpedo-speed diaper-clad monkey careening into the kitchen yelling "my cupcake!" that's pretty cool, too.

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