Congratulations to May and I ! This is our 400th post on Mama Lewis. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!
To say I’m done with 2013 is an understatement. If someone offered me a lobotomy tomorrow and said, “We can remove 2013, but we’d have to remove everything, not just from about April when May’s hips began to really trouble her. You’d have to erase everything. May’s birthday at Kew Gardens. Your fun day at the London Zoo. Everything.”
I’d say, “How soon can you cut me open?”
Many people like to look at the positive side to life’s catastrophes. I’m not one of them. I’d like to forget life’s catastrophes.
Despite my attitude I have taken a few positives from this year:
1) Having May prepared me for cancer. It wasn’t nearly as life changing as it would have been. (Which is either really depressing or really positive depending on how you look at it.)
2) Distance away from May has made it more obvious how she’s improved this year post-surgery. She is far happier, livelier and more responsive. For one, her head control has improved enormously. We sat her in a high chair this week that she hasn’t used in eight months and we didn’t have to angle the back of the chair to feed her. We always had to lower it before.
3) I spend a lot more time with my kids and my husband. I’m not in work, for one. It’s kinda like maternity leave all over again, but this time I nap instead of the baby. Also, I’ve cut down on my writing. Which is why you don’t hear so much from me here anymore. Sorry. I’ve prioritized life. It happens.
Here’s what I’d like from 2014: Nothing.
I want it to be the dullest, most uneventful year ever. Love, laugh, bounce – the May motto. That’s all I want.