Pumpkin guts! Doesn't get better than that!
EL, I love the dogpile. Were the new moms, "new" moms? I remember some of the things that used to freak me out, or things I thought I would "never" or "always" do with my kids when I was a new mom.
Those were the days, eh?
HF, thinking of you, as always. Hope you are comfie and relaxed.
Jess, bummer about the botched guys night out for your DH. I have to admit, I am always impressed with guys taking the kids OUT with them, because DH doesn't really do that (not with babies anyway, he does now that Jett is an 18 mo old lil dude), but then when I hear stories like yours, I know why my DH never did that. He's can handle the fit, but he would rather do it without all the eyes on him. Oh... and you didn't mention, how was the pleasure party? I went to one yearrrrrrrrs ago and it was fun, but I wasn't impressed with the selection.
: They seem to go heavy on the flavored and/or warming lubes, which give me a yeast infection just looking at them. Ew.
FF, I loved reading about your comparing of milestone. John often has those kinds of reactions, since Sultan's development was so much more delayed than Mia's or Jett's. Sultan didn't even walk until he was over 2 years old, so there was not as much uncertainty about how delayed he might or might not be, but it's still glaring when you see your other child(ren) walk at or before 12 months. And you know.... you can add me to moms who feel like everyone does it with so much more grace than I. And honestly, I often think of you when I am having those thoughts. This is why I think it's valuable for women to share the way we do in our group, because otherwise, I think it's too easy for all of us to walk around with those self-criticisms, seeing everyone else as doing it better, but the truth is, we are all struggling in our own ways.
TC, despite the joys of homeownership, I am still super jealous of you and your beach house. We went camping in June, but other than that, it's seriously been 2 years since we took any sort of vacation, even just a weekend somewhere, and even that last trip involved a funeral, so it wasn't exactly a joyous getaway. Anyway, can't wait to see photos!!!
Sooooooooo, I am the only one of the MMFs who doesn't go to church?
Men feeling neglected? Bah! Work it out, fellas. (Sorry, I'm fresh out of sympathy for neglected men.
Relaxing day planned here. John is likely staying home from work, Mia has school and then this afternoon is her first ballet class! (She was barfing last week and we had to skip it.) Will post a photo, for sure!