Thursday, August 23, 2012

How Life Changes

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.


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20 comments:

  1. as a car fanatic, I gotta say, I am loving the hot wheels tee :)

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  2. I know.. and isn't that funny that even if I found a shirt I LOVE and would wear a million times, but was maybe a bit spendy, I probably would be able to pass it up, but if it's for a child that will outgrow it in 6 months I just can't resist.. :) love my kids!!

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    1. It's because we'll take a million pictures of them in the shirt to remind ourselves of how awesome they looked... I hope that's what it is

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  3. Oh my gosh, I cannot wait until my son gets into things like that.. I love seeing him change in what he likes and I love sharing the moments with him. Hope you have fun on Saturday! :)

    Katlyn
    www.thedreamymeadow.com

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  4. hahhaha!! So true about how we change after kids!! Thanks for linking this to the Mommy Brain Mixer!!

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  5. Awww! He is going to be so happy, his little eyes are going to light up. Can't wait to hear how it goes. My son LOVES hotwheels too; they add up real fast.

    Following your GFC! I am @ http://www.onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com.

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    1. They certainly did.
      Welcome and happily following back

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  6. What a great momma you are. I love that you are just as excited waiting to surprise your son with his tee shirt and cars adventure on Saturday as he will undoubtedly be.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I kinda felt dorky telling non-parents about it ;o)

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  7. I love the hot wheels shirt. If my younger son were still little I'd be out searching for it. Here's the thing, though, I have 2 boys. I so wanted a girl (OK, I admit it, I wanted to buy girl clothes). I'm just so thrilled that boy clothes have gotten more and more fun and interesting. Moms of boys can have fun too these days.
    Followed you through GFC http://BakingInATornado.blogspot.com

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  8. I am your newest follower, I would love a follow back at http://lefthandedideas.com

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  9. Just stopping by and saying thank you for following Aunt LaLa! Have a great Monday! (Love the hot wheels by the way!)

    Lauren
    auntlala25.blogspot.com

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  10. It's so crazy... before having kids I always thought "I can change diapers, I know how to rock a baby and feed them, I'm sure I can figure out what to do when they're sick", but now that they're all getting older it's just SO much. Something is always changing and there is so much more to motherhood than I ever expected! Your little guy seems so sweet and you seem like such a good momma! So glad you linked up to the Mixer, friend. I hope to see you again on Thursday!

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    1. We prepare for the ways we know we're going to change but it's so much more in the way we think about things.

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