Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Things I've learned recently
1 - A 2-0 fastball right down the middle is the best way to end a "four baseball game in three day" weekend.
2 - You know you need sleep when it's 8 PM, you're home alone with your sleeping twins, and you come to your senses as you're walking to the car to run a quick errand.
3 - Seeing a father and child playing catch is pretty cool. Even if the father is standing halfway down a steep hill and chasing every other throw to the bottom.
4 - A two hour lunch with a client where we talk zero business is the best kind of meeting.
5 - Some people just don't know how to negotiate. You give and you take, you don't just take.
6 - The thing you hate most about your own house will be a selling point when you list it, and you will defend it like you would your child.
7 - You may struggle understanding other toddlers, but with your own, most words are clear as can be.
8 - Going a day without seeing your children hurts.
9 - Business travel sucks, especially when you go to a coast from the Midwest and are there less time than you spend traveling there.
10 - Celebrate everything your children do. No matter how big or how small. You will remember their smiles more than the event which caused it.
11 - Having a toddler wake up with a dry diaper, then immediately asking to go potty in the actual potty, is so fantastic.
12 - Walking out to the backyard and finding your dog run has collapsed is frustrating. Especially when you can't tell if the wire has worn out (after only a few years) or if it was cut by someone.
13 - Having both of your girls yell "BOO-BOO" as they stick a finger into the strawberries on your knees is funny and excruciating at the same time.
Thirteen is my lucky number, so I'll stop here. What a week!