My Convertible Life

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday's Five: Tough Decisions

Before I had Junius, I remember thinking that I was more prepared for motherhood than most women -- I started babysitting when I was 9 and had regularly kept newborns and other babies, so I figured I knew what I was in for. I will now pause while you laugh at my naiveté.

Turns out that being a mom is almost nothing like babysitter -- other than the obvious presence of the baby. In addition to the sleepless exhaustion of motherhood, the toughest part is that you're suddenly The Decider. Instead of following another mother's list of instructions, I had to make all the decisions myself -- how often to feed, what to feed, when to nap, how long to let him cry, when to give up and close the door and start crying myself. And so on.

Thankfully, some of those decisions got easier to make as I went along. And now that my baby is five, I get to enjoy watching him make some decisions on his own. So now, without further ado, I share with you five big decisions Junius made this week:
  1. Crocs or flip flops?
  2. Grilled cheese or hot dog?
  3. Playground or slip-n-slide?
  4. Toy Story 1 or Monsters Inc?
  5. And my favorite... Pencil or cannonball? (See photo for answer)
It's a good life, if you can get it.

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