Huh. Just got totally trapped in some sort of “trying to come up with a topic to discuss today” black hole and realized that I was just staring at a nail hole in my wall for at LEAST 60 seconds with my mouth open. No less than 40 different thoughts just ran through my brain and none of them seem fit to bore you with this morning. Among them…I need to get my picture taken by one of my many talented friends so that when people look at my website they don’t see a picture of me circa 1985 or whenever it was that I last got tipsy enough to get in FRONT of the camera because that is the only way I like to do that…this lead me into a whole series of thoughts about an outfit that consists of more than a pair of yoga pants and a white tank top and some sort of flowy cardigan type deal that makes me feel a teeny bit less fat than I feel wearing jeans…this lead me to think about the fact that a run is really in order today but that I have already taken a shower and I can’t think of a bigger reason to put that run on the back burner until tomorrow, but in the mean time I will be donning a pair of yoga pants for this dreary day, eating food and spending about 70-80% of my brain power focusing on how sad I am that the phrase “thigh gap” is not ever going to pertain to me…this led me to think about what the hell I am going to make for dinner and the fact that it has been 2 days since I had wine which means that I CAN have wine tonight and my sullen “never gonna have thigh gap” mood lifted considerably. Now that I am feeling a tad bit more optimistic and have closed my slack jawed mouth and stopped staring at a wall like some creepy Thorazine overdose victim, I am still no closer to thinking about something interesting to share with you so I guess I will get right to my point.
Oh. My. Word. Meet my newest little friends, Benjamin and Nora. The sweetest little newborn twins ever. No gonna lie..when people contact me about newborn twins I have a twinge of anxiety. You never know how it’s going to go..one newborn can be a challenge..trying to wrangle two at the same time can be damn near impossible.
**Oh. Sorry. I had to take a quick break right there because silly, me..thinking that because Eric is IN THE KITCHEN with Jameson at the exact time that the bus is supposed to come get him would mean that Eric would get him on the bus..but no..instead they were doing one of Eric’s crosswords on his phone and paying no attention at all to the minutes passing by, because really, why would they? WHY???? and so I had to yell at them both, shove a toothbrush into Jameson’s mouth a few times, throw a sneaker and a backpack at him and push him into the driveway as the bus slowly rolled to a stop in the street. Typical. Now that Jameson is gone how much do you want to bet that Eric, despite seeing me facing a computer and my fingers typing rapidly will start up at least 3 to 10 conversations and not pick up on a single social cue that I am not listening to him and in fact trying to concentrate on something that has nothing to do with him? And then I will have to TELL him this is what I am doing because his eyes/brain can’t make the connection all on their own and then his feelings will get hurt that I don’t want to listen to him talk about the weather while I am trying to blog. Happens every time. ***
Anyway..I was saying..oh yes..my two little angles Ben and Nora. They did the exact opposite of making it impossible..they made it so enjoyable and they made me want to stay and hang out with them and their awesome parents all day. There is also a part of me that wants to move into Naomi and Matt’s house and travel around from room to room quietly in bare feet so that they don’t even notice I am there and spend the rest of my days in that beautiful place close to my two newest love bugs.
I don’t know how parents of twins do it..but Naomi and Matt were making it look kind of easy. No. Easy is just never a word I think you can use when talking about newborn twins..but they made it look slightly manageable and it was VERY clear what an amazing blessing these two little people are to Naomi and Matt.
It is amazing how they both just settle down when you put them near each other. Ben was clearly downright happy about it.
Congratulations you guys. They are amazing, wonderful, unreal. I am so happy for you and that I got the chance to be there for a little bit.