Silver Lining: basically I have this mom thing down

July 23, 2014

basically I have this mom thing down

Last week, I was waiting in the doctor's office with Claire for her two-week appointment. There was another new mom waiting who started up a conversation with me. Her baby was born two days earlier than mine, and we had the same brand carseat cover. So clearly we were going to be BFFs. We kept chatting, and then she started talking about birthday party themes.

"I'm not sure what to do yet for a birthday party for little Benson," she said. "I love the theme of airplanes and travel."

"Yeah," I said.

"But then I was looking on Pinterest, and I saw the cutest little Up themed party. Balloons everywhere and stuff, you know."

"Yeah," I said again. (I know, I'm great at conversation.)

"Do you know what you're going to do for a party yet?" she asked.

"Oh, I don't think I'm one of those people who throws a little party when their baby turns one month old."

"I'm not talking about a month-old party. I'm talking about when our babies turn one year old."

I blinked.

And blinked again.

"You're already planning your baby's one-year-old birthday party?" I asked.

"Well yeah," she said. "I was going to do a tea party themed one if I had a girl. You should totally do that," she said.

I blinked a third time. "That's 49 weeks away."

Maybe we weren't destined to be BFFs after all. Just then, the nurse called "Claire!" I just sat there, thinking about the type of person that starts planning a birthday party 49 weeks in advance. And here I had been feeling great that I did my hair that morning.

"Claire?" called the nurse again.

"Um, isn't that you?" the girl asked politely, gesturing toward my baby.

"What -? Oh. Oh gosh. Yes." Oh yeah. I have a baby. And her name is Claire. I quickly gathered up my stuff.

The nurse was giving me a funny look (don't you know your own baby?), so I tried explaining. "Sorry! We usually just call her Squeaks or Baby Girl or The Squishy One. Haha...ha...." I trailed off lamely. She gave an obligatory half smile, but the funny look didn't go away.

And then later I discovered I only wore one earring all day. So basically I have this mom thing down. Hashtag winning.

It's a good thing I have a cute baby to make up for all of that :)



But seriously, those eyes.

14 comments:

  1. ha this is the greatest post ever. ever. ever.

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  2. Haha. This is so good! And Claire is so beautiful!!! I love seeing pictures of her!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is crazy. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that people start planning a birthday for their baby when they are only a few weeks old... oh man

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  4. 49 weeks? i won't pretend I don't have a baby party or two pinned on pinterest but I'm almost certain it wouldn't be my top thing to talk about with another brand new mom :P

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  5. She's adorable!!! But yeah, um.. I mean, if you get ideas and want to Pinterest them, cool. But planning that far out in advance is a joke!

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  6. oh congratulations she's adorable! My little guy will be 7 weeks already tomorrow, how time flies!

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  7. Wow, talk about planning ahead! Although honestly, I don't see why you would throw a 1 year old a birthday party--they're not gonna understand what's going on or appreciate it....but, Claire is gorgeous!

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  8. Brooke, I really do think you should consider the tea party idea but ..... Maybe more when she is 4-5. :-))))).

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  9. Oh my goodness, your daughter is so precious and tiny! My son is 6 months old and it literally feels like yesterday when he was 2 weeks! Haha, my husband and I have been talking about themes for daxton's first bday and I thought we were silly for thinking about it 6 months in advance!! Lol!!

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  10. I just love this post. It feels like me, eight months down the line! Not the crazy party planning by the way. Haha!

    Claire is adorable!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  11. This story, her name, her beauty = totally precious!

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  12. that is hilarious. and tea party is a perfect theme - we did it when my daughter turned 6. get planning!!

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  13. Wow!! Crazy lady! I know she is excited but don't wish life away! Cute pictures :)

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