10 Reasons I love being a Mom

10 Reasons I love being a Mom

1. Being needed, wanted, and loved unconditionally (at least until he's a teenager)

2. Couch cuddling for movies and reading books

3. Lots of Hugs and Kisses and "I Love Yous"

4. Seeing the world through his eyes and having those "firsts" all over again

5. Eating "kid" food - chicken nuggets, frozen pizza, and fish sticks

6. Laughing every single day

7. Making me realize that I am truly blessed and have so much to be thankful for, but also realizing how much I have to lose

8. Enjoying the simple pleasures in life like coloring a picture, picking flowers, playing catch, being completely silly, etc

9. Sharing it with my husband

10. Watching him grow into a wonderful young boy/man and seeing the excitement of becoming a big brother because I know he will be awesome

Close Encounters

Of the Deer Kind! Oh my, was it a close call this morning.

I hardly ever let the dogs out in the mornings. Usually I leave that task for Hubby as I'm usually frantically trying to get out the door on time, but amazingly, I had some extra time this morning. I can't say for sure, but it could have something to do with the fact that I had an outfit laid out, lunch packed, and LH was still sleeping!?!?

We have a run for the dogs, and I always put Zoey on a leash - if she gets away, she's not coming back for a good long time. Zeus, on the other hand, is well, he's special. He doesn't really need a leash and he's pretty good about exploring for a minute, then coming back. Last week, when there was still snow everywhere, he took off after a neighbor's cat and so now I check out the door before we go out. No sign of cats this morning, so I just let him out, and as I was getting to the run, I saw his head perk up (as he was marking the tree thank goodness) and as I slowly turned my head, I saw FOUR deer!!! Just staring at us in the back yard - probably a good 25-30 feet away, but pretty darn close! We are used to deer, but I guess it didn't dawn on me to check for them before we went out. Well, because he was still doing his business, I snatched his collar and led him to the run.

I know he was thinking about it, but I'm seriously wondering if he realized that there were more of them than him AND they were bigger?? Who knows - I guess I could call Caesar, the dog Wisperer and ask him if that is something a dog would think? But I'll just go on the fact that maybe he's not as "special" as I thought and actually has some sense!

I seriously considered for a brief second diving for him if he decided to run....even though I was completely dressed and the yard is a mud pit after all the snow! I guess in my mind it was better than the alternative of him getting beat up by 4 deer!!!