What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's hard keeping up with this!

As you can clearly see, I have a bit of a hard time keeping up with my "blogging"...
I rationalize it, saying, "I'm living life, not writing about it..."
But, I do like to have in writing my joys of parenthood - it makes it official and all, you know, as if to say, "hey, this is really happening in my life....look, it's on paper...of sorts...."

Right now my extended family is in the outer banks of North Carolina at a family reunion. For several reasons (that I won't bore you with), we decided that we were unable to attend this year. I have to say....I am REALLY wishing we hadn't made that decision!

Family is just so important. I mean, what a silly obvious statement and yet so many times we take for granted the family that we have.

My extended family lives far from us -- mostly on the east coast. We see them all but once a year, with the exception of my Nana and Papa, who graciously come out and visit usually once a year as well (totally two visits per year for the math-challenged..ha ha ha).

This year, I have been keeping in better touch with my aunts. We've been blogging about our "quests" to get in shape and chatting about my new adventure in mamahood. They are incredible women - all very different, adding different facets of support, and all amazingly loving and fun. I wish for Kieran that he will come to know them and my young cousins, who are currently probably playing Marco Polo with my dad in the pool. "Marco!" (just in case they can hear me).

I have been thinking about family a lot because, well, do you need a reason? Oh, I digress.... Anyway, let me try again. I have been thinking about family often lately because we are thinking of having Kieran baptized.

Kieran is already 8 months (by the way, on yet another side note, he stood up in his crib the other day and rattled the railings, attempting to climb out....like Spider Man....ok, mini-Spidy) Back to my point......Kieran is 8 months old, and typically children are baptized much earlier in the Catholic Church. We, Paul and I, were in no hurry to do so. While I know that the Catholic Church believes in "Original Sin"....I'm not so sure about it....what in the world type of sin could Kieran be born with? As far as I'm concerned (biased mom of course), Kieran came straight out of heaven delivered by God herself....does he have potential to sin eventually? Sure...but basically I didn't believe that Kieran would go to purgatory or hell just because he wasn't baptized....so what was the rush? I was thinking of waiting until Kieran is old enough to decide for himself....but that is not necessarily what we are saying with baptism of an child....so, I decided that we would celebrate around Thanksgiving....our greatest family holiday.

And let's face it, judging from this blog alone, it's obvious that it's going to take my WHOLE family to raise Kieran....so, that's how I want it to be....everyone as Godparents....because family is just so important....

We'll see what the Catholic Church has to say about that....I'll let you know....

that is, if I can keep up with this blog.....

Kieran's awake, time to go....