Friday, January 28, 2011

"Liliana teaching the docs of the house"

When I changed the name of my blog from "Happily a Law Mama" to "Is there a Doctor in the house?" someone suggested my little tag line be something about Liliana teaching the docs of the house.  They told me that children would end up teaching you so much.  I put it there, mainly because I thought it sounded cute.  I didn't know how true it would be.

Yesterday was a very stressful day.  I have so many things going on and feel like a failure for not completing them all immediately.  I have a full time job, I have a daughter, I have a house to prepare for sale, I need to buy a new house, and I have a job to look for.  God forbid I would want to include some other things in there such as spending time with my husband, working out, and reading.  But I do want to include those things.  I have always made time for at least the first two and I refuse to give them up.   However, I was stressed beyond belief yesterday.  We had a realtor come to the house and while we don't have to make any HUGE changes to it, there are of course a million little things that need to get done.  Ok, maybe not a million, but there are honest to god about 100.  Packing everything after work is tough when all I want to do is spend time with Liliana and Evan.  Not to mention I come home exhausted from work (those 8th graders have tons of energy in case you didn't know) and after work I usually workout which only leads to my being more tired.

So yesterday, I came home and was talking a million miles a minute to Evan.  I was telling him all my concerns and expressing my exhaustion.  When I got home, Liliana had just gone down for a nap.  I kept being stressed and talking about it was just making me worry more.  Then, Liliana woke up.  Evan brought her to see Mommy and all of the sudden, I smiled.  My daughter taught me that I need to CALM DOWN.  My daughter taught me to SMILE.  She is so beautiful and so delightful.  How could I have forgotten all the beautiful things in life?

Then later in the evening, the stress started piling up again.  We started packing up our DVDs and our board games and I realized that only those two things took over 20 minutes.  How would we accomplish the rest before we put the house on the market in 3 weeks?  As I was thinking this, Liliana was sitting down and went on to all fours.  She hadn't done this on her own yet, so naturally, I let out a squeal!  Then ... she CRAWLED a couple movements to try and get my cell phone.  I started hugging Evan immediately.  We both saw her first crawl and it was SUCH a special moment!

I can't believe my baby girl is already crawling.  What a big big girl!  And in those two moments I realized, it'll all get done.  The other stuff isn't what's important.  The important thing is having family moments such as what we had last night where we both catch Liliana's firsts and proclaim with joy about her wonderful she is, because she truly is wonderful.

P.S. Isn't it hilarious that she didn't crawl for one of the THOUSAND toys that people have bought her?  Nope, she crawled to a PHONE!  Kids ...

P.P.S. I can't believe that my email box wasn't FLOODED with emails yesterday for people wanting to win my giveaway.  Guys, it is an awesome one if I may say so myself and so far, only 10 people are in the running.  Your chances of winning at that rate are ridiculously awesome. Click HERE to read about it and enter for a chance to win!  The giveaway ends on February 2nd, so you still have plenty of time.


  1. That was such a great post and so very true! Kids are so precious, as is all the time we get to spend with them.

    I understand being stressed. Wishing you luck through it all, and of course, I'll be here to read about it!

  2. Aw, yay for Liliana! Can't believe she's old enough to crawl already. Time really flies.