We all know when we have kids our lives are going to change. We know we're not going to sleep much during the first year (or two). We know we're going to be over run by toys. We know we're going to have play dates. We know our lives will change.
But there are some ways we don't realize our lives have changed until we're in the moment.
Lynden starts pre-school in just a few weeks and it's a big deal. His first steps to starting his school life.
It worked out well that Lynden needs some new pants (his legs keep getting longer but his waist hasn't budged in almost 2.5 years) and what do you know - it's back to school sales. We hit our local Zellers but had no luck finding what we needed so I went to work early this week with the intent of hitting some stores in the mall.
Shopping for clothes without your kids is so much easier than shopping with them.
I managed to find him some pants and while looking for a pair of cargo pants, which I never did find, I found shirts that are too gosh darn cute! Seriously! I went a little over board but his birthday is next month as well so I'll save some of them for then.
Back to my "in the moment" realization.
While looking for cargo pants I came across a table with shirts (t-shirts 2 for $18 and long sleeve 2 for $15). I knew he didn't need any more shirts but I found a shirt that I could not pass up.
Lynden is all about hot wheels! I'm not kidding when I say we easily have 100 of them, if not more. We once counted them but that was months ago so who knows now.
He's so much about Hot Wheels that I am beyond excited about this Saturday. Just another day right? Wrong!
This Saturday Hot Wheels Canada is coming to our local Toys R Us to show off their new ramps (I've seen a picture of one of them and it looks Awesome!) and get kids to beg their parents for more cars.
Lynden has no idea we're going - I want it to be a surprise. So, Saturday morning we're going to get up and tell him we're going to the toy store and hey, look, mommy bought you this really awesome shirt.
That was my first thought when I saw the shirt "this would be perfect for Saturday". It was quickly follower by "damn, now I need to find another shirt", which was harder than I thought because I found a long sleeve shirt I really liked but didn't work with the two-for-deal. This is how I bought 6 shirts (I already had two other shirts that I really loved for him that I just couldn't put back after I found the other ones)
Granted, even without Saturday I would have bought the shirt.
While walking through a store I have to stop and look at all things Hot Wheels. I spend time going through the selection of cars at stores to see if there's any cool cars that we don't already have. And I am choice-less when I find cool shirts with cars on them.
That is how my life has changed.