“If you could write a note to the you from a year ago, to prepare for the year ahead, what would you say?”
(art: Ali Makes Things)
Boy would that be a long note for me! #TransitionTrauma #FiguringOutFamily
One (less life-changing, just-wish-I-would’ve-prepared-more-for-that) part of it might read something like…
Dear January 2017 Layla,
You will bring your Sonny home in exactly 8 months and life is going to get reeeeeally…different. DEEP CLEAN THE HOUSE NOW. You will not have the energy to do it after August 19th, and by the time January 19th rolls around, you will have stains in your toilets that will likely never come off. And that stack of stuff on the kitchen island? It will multiply, and by January 19th, you won’t be able to see or use the countertop next to your sink anymore. Oh, and your messy bedroom? Yeah, that’s just going to get worse…way worse…so you should definitely do something about that right now too. Don’t even get me started on your baseboards. You know they’re not supposed to be fuzzy, right?
January 2016 Layla
How about you? Anything you wish you had been more prepared for?
Off to think about cleaning. Just kidding, it’s way past my bedtime again. 😉