So, I thought we could talk about something a little different today – kids.
I have two boys, Jacob and Jaden, ages 11 and 5. Two kids seem like the perfect number to me, but I always thought about what it would be like to have a girl.
Then, my brother and sister-in-law found out they were expecting a girl, and I was beyond excited. I am perfectly happy having a niece because I can still shop for girl clothes, play dress-up and barbies with her, and go to Disney Princesses on Ice.
All the benefits of having a girl…without actually having one.
I watch my niece in the afternoons, so I know what it’s like to have three children. It’s hard. I know that I am perfectly suited to have only two kids and honestly think that having three kids might make me very stressed out. I give a lot of credit to people with three or more kids. Danny and I decided that we are done having kids.
We have two beautiful kids, two nephews, and a niece. We are very lucky because I know that some people struggle to have children and that must be an incredibly hard thing to deal with. To me, kids are what gives my life meaning (even if they do make me crabby sometimes). I could never imagine my life without children.
Yesterday, I was playing with my niece, thinking about how stinkin’ cute she is and how much she looks like her mama (my sister-in-law). Then it hit me that I would never see what my own little girl would look like. Would she be blond like me? Dark haired like Danny? I will never play barbies with my own daughter or brush her hair or talk about boys.
Something like that has never really hit me before because I am perfectly happy with my niece and I am lucky to have such a close family where I can see her everyday and play with her and dress her up. But she has a mom. I’m just Auntie Heather. Which is fine, don’t get me wrong. I just wondered what it would be like to have my own little girl.
I wonder if it’s because I am a girl that I wonder what my own little girl would be like. If we had two girls instead of two boys would Danny want a boy?
Don’t get scared, Danny, I don’t plan on having another baby. I just felt sad that I would never experience a daughter of my own. But then I realized how truly blessed I am to have two healthy kids and a niece that I can still do all the girly things with.
Now that that’s out of my system…we can move on.
Breakfast was an oatmeal explosion. I seriously can’t figure out why it exploded. I cooked it the same way I do every morning. What a pain.
- 5.33 miles treadmill
- 10 minutes stretching
I ran over 5 miles on the treadmill this morning – I haven’t done that in a while! I guess I’m getting ready for Pile on the Miles. Too bad these miles don’t count.
Earlier this morning, after I came home from bringing Jaden to the bus stop, the Fed Ex man had left a box of thinkThin bars that I had won through their Facebook page. If you haven’t already, you should check out thinkThin’s facebook page – they do awesome giveaways for their customers and fans.
I have been buying thinkThin for years because not only do they have a lot of protein, but they taste delicious! So, I was excited when I won six boxes of the thinkThin cookies and cream bites bars.
They are portioned controlled bars with only 100 calories and 5 grams of protein. I had one after my workout this morning.
I was very lucky to win six boxes, and I love to share, so I am going to give away a box of the thinkThin bars to one of you guys that I will personally mail out to you.
All you have to do to enter is comment on this post telling me that you want to win the thinkThin bars. Easy peasy.
The giveaway will run through Sunday night. US residents only please. Good Luck!
Questions of the day:
- Do you have kids? How many? Boys or girls?
- Do you want kids?
- Do you want to win some thinkThin bars?!