I get it. Constant posts, pictures and videos on social media from proud parents of their little ones can get a bit annoying. I’m guilty of it, but I get it. Let’s face it, new parents have always been known for talking nonstop about their little ones and now there’s actually an online platform for them to brag to hundreds of their online friends. For those not consumed with baby fever, I completely understand how it could get annoying.
This Christmas there were many firsts for our family. The first time the boys met Santa and the contagious excitement that follows. The first time they helped decorate the tree. The first time they went shopping, picked out and wrapped gifts for Mommy and Daddy. It’s also the first time that we ran out of money BEFORE all of the gifts were purchased. Ahem, like I said all kinds of firsts.
When I was 19 years old I asked my Mom if she was happy. She thought for a moment and said, “I’m content.” I wrinkled my nose and said, “Ugh, contentment is for cows.” We laugh about that insensitive remark now. Back then, I felt sorry for her. I wanted excitement and fun. The thought of settling for contentment seemed so boring to me.