Aside from physically delivering a baby, I didn't realize how much having an infant takes its toll on your body. As I imagine myself back at work in front of the computer in an office chair for eight hours a day, I see myself as Quasimoto - hunched over, my right arm moving in a limited arc (only as much as is needed to mouse through documents and orders on my computer), working in a cave that to others may look like a relatively sunny cubicle. Not to mention that my back has started to twitch where it hasn't twitched before and my left knee is occasionally giving me grief. How old am I? Yeah, I need to work out more. Or at all. But how am I going to fit that into my day? Honestly, I don't know how parents do it but I'm going to figure it out soon!
I'm surprised by how
When do you start getting that holiday feeling? It usually takes me until Thanksgiving day or sometimes even later to get that warm fuzziness inside my body, the kind that makes me warm up to everyone and want to strike up congenial conversations while waiting in lines. With 'Rad in the picture, though, I feel that it's important for me to get that feeling sooner. That sounds like a strange need, to rush the feeling of something, but I want his first holiday season to be special not just for him (because what is he really going to remember of it?), but for us as a family with our first child on his first Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. And it seems like the best way to do that is to get into the holiday spirit sooner than later to make the most of it since the holidays always rush by in such a blur.
An oldie but a goodie: My mom sporting the turkey hat I knitted back in '08
Do you have any holiday traditions? I'm looking forward to creating some of our own and sharing existing ones with Rad-a-dude. It will be fun fitting him into our annual holiday picture!