On Tuesday my team almost didn’t file our mandatory report with the government because some person working for my company in India pressed the wrong button.  Today I reached that same level of stress when I heard the area of the office my team was given to decorate for our Halloween party tonight may not be in first place…. We are highly competitive when it comes to Halloween. But I think we are back on top. All it took was 2 conference calls, 1 last minute trip to party city, 3 trips back home to various coworkers houses and my boss begging the chief accounting officer of our company to gift a “lunch with [her]” as a prize my team will be giving away. At least the stress of this decorations competition is taking away any stress I might have about bringing Emma to a corporate function with 25 other kids that are all hyped up on sugar.

On Tuesday my team almost didn’t file our mandatory report with the government because some person working for my company in India pressed the wrong button.

Today I reached that same level of stress when I heard the area of the office my team was given to decorate for our Halloween party tonight may not be in first place…. We are highly competitive when it comes to Halloween. But I think we are back on top. All it took was 2 conference calls, 1 last minute trip to party city, 3 trips back home to various coworkers houses and my boss begging the chief accounting officer of our company to gift a “lunch with [her]” as a prize my team will be giving away. At least the stress of this decorations competition is taking away any stress I might have about bringing Emma to a corporate function with 25 other kids that are all hyped up on sugar.

“People tell you a lot about how much parenting will change your life and they’re right. But usually they mean that you won’t ever sleep in again (you won’t) and a few other things about how much we “give up” to become parents. No one tells you how much you’re going to laugh. No one tells you how much wisdom resides in these small humans, how much they will teach you about love and life and friendship and forgiveness and worship. No one tells you how good and freeing it is to leave your selfishness behind. No one tells you about recapturing your own wonder and innocence, about re-reading the Ramona books, about playing football in the basement, about birthday parties and snow days and every day beauty. All the best things I know about the big nouns and verbs of a life came back into my life because of them.”

Sarah Bessey (via champagnetoasts)

Many of my friends had kids a couple years before me and they would all say the same thing: complaints about the lack of sleep, getting thrown up on, pooped on, you name it. Then they would smile and say it was totally worth it.

I always wanted to have them elaborate. What exactly made it worth it?How can a tiny human be so fantastic that you shrug off explosive diarrhea???

Tonight I came home after finishing my first busy time at work as a mom. This meant weeks of barely seeing Emma (and Ryan) coupled with about 2-3 hours of sleep a night since the beginning of October and no real time to catch up on this loss of sleep during the weekend. I prayed that Emma would go to bed early so I could just pass out. And then while trying to entertain her tonight she started giggling. I would do it again (in this case, pointing out her different body parts while singing “head, shoulders, knees and toes”…) she would giggle harder. I must have used up a good portion of an hours just singing those couple lines over and over again to hear her giggle.

Totally worth it!

(via thepreppyhippielife)

Umm…. thanks Tumblr

I saw something with the name Stamford pop up in my “recommended blogs” section of my Tumblr dashboard. Taking a chance that it would be about Stamford, CT and not the one in the UK I clicked on it.

So turns out not a blog about things happening in Stamford but a blog with pictures and videos of shlongs. Lots and lots of shlongs.

How thankful am I that I was on my personal computer and not my work one (tumblr’s blocked at work but I can access it at home if I’m not logged in through VPN).

I know I’m the only one out there watching Selfie (which I forced myself to watch due to my love of Amy Pond / Karen Gillan and it has become strangely addictive)… But OMG there was a Dalak sighting in last week’s episode. Squeal!

I know I’m the only one out there watching Selfie (which I forced myself to watch due to my love of Amy Pond / Karen Gillan and it has become strangely addictive)… But OMG there was a Dalak sighting in last week’s episode. Squeal!

99.9% of the time tummy time is all about Emma screaming bloody murder in the most heartbreaking of ways. But there is that 0.1% of times when she finds it fun.

99.9% of the time tummy time is all about Emma screaming bloody murder in the most heartbreaking of ways. But there is that 0.1% of times when she finds it fun.