The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow,
but children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.
- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton
I've started a couple of blogs, but it seems like whatever my push was eventually ended up falling by the wayside. I have a lot of friends and family who love hearing about Mason and the fun things he's doing these days. I hope to keep this up to date with his adventures.
My philosophy on parenting? Keep him happy. I used to be worked up about schedules and formula and routines and naps, but many hospital days and two surgeries later I have relaxed quite a bit about those kinds of things. I always say if he's eating, sleeping, and pooping, I am happy! Of course, I want much more than that for Mason, but the essentials are all there. I just want to be happy and enjoy him.
Another reason for this is that having a boy has been some of the most fun I've had ever in my life. When I was pregnant, I was sure that I was having a girl (and of course I would've loved her!), but nothing could've prepared me for the energy that a little boy has and the curiosity that naturally presents itself for subjects like tractors, bugs, and the outdoors. I'm not much of a dirt fan, but I'm getting there
Finally, I make it a point to try something new every summer. (I like to think it helps me stay grounded as a teacher and better understand those students who don't love to read). This summer I took up some photography, and of course Mason is the best model I could ask for! I hope to provide some photos of his adventures so you can get the full effect. :)