I'm still trying to convince him to consider it - we both have family in WA and Mona is there too. And if we were there I could help Mona decorate her son's room. Because while I can't sew clothes or anything fancy, I have sewn (hemmed) simple costumes for my sister's polynesian show; and while I don't think that I'm all that creative of a person, I do know that I'm right-brained and I learned in my Creativity in Business course that my MBTI of INFP says that I am very creative.
See what I free-handed at my sister's old hula studio?
OK, fine. The flowers were from a stencil, but the ipus and the lettering were all me baby!
Ok, Ok, so maybe the pictures don't prove that I'd be good at decorating a little boy's room...but so what? They give me the chance to reminisce about how I looked pre-pregnancy. Which reminds me...
This morning James and I took the kids out to Shirley's for breakfast - in yo' face those who would talk smack about me taking my not-even-three-week-old baby out of the house. While we were there we ran into Borego's sister who has a 6 month old (I think that's right...6 months). When she found out that I gave birth only 3 weeks ago she complimented me by saying that I don't look like I just gave birth. It was very nice of her to say, because I have noticed how I was much fatter when Katelyn was 3 weeks old. But it still made me think about how I'm WAY TOO FAT!
When I had Katelyn I made absolutely no effort to shed the pounds because I wanted to make sure I consumed enough calories so that I could make enough milk so that I wouldn't have to supliment with formula. I ate with reckless abandon. This time around, I'm still not going to make a big effort to shed the pounds because I still want to consume enough calories to make enough milk so that I don't have to supliment with formula. Except this time around I'm just going to make better food choices. When my husband brings home chocolate and/or ice cream each night, I'm going to say "no". Maybe I'll re-adopt that old drug free line as my motto, "Just say no!"