@Megasus And without even reading the article, I'm going to say, "You weren't taking it seriously because you think of it like the internet business equivalent of 'chick lit,' so it can't be worth thinking about in any serious way." (I will read the article eventually)
@iceberg A large tupperware bin full of NB/0-3 month clothes that it will cost more to store than to simply give away and re-purchase, but I just can't.
I'm trying to figure out how I feel now that I'm somebody's mother (even after 4 months, it feels strange even writing that). Sometimes, I am utterly, totally transformed - the first time I held her, I literally could not see anything else, and I would lose hours(!) just watching her sleep when she was a newborn. When, 3 days after she was born, we had to take her back to the hospital (preemie with jaundice), I cried - just wept, all day long - while her tiny body was separated from me in her little isolette. No amount of rational thought could penetrate the fog of the hormones that were screaming at me for letting my baby be anywhere but on me.
But sometimes, and more when I've slept for a blissful 6 or 7 hours in a row, I just feel...like myself. Sometimes, I'm a little sad that I'm not fundamentally different - it's more that I've just been extended slightly; I'm in a new relationship, I've added a second love to my life. But in the same way marriage didn't make me into a new person, neither has motherhood. I'm pretty sure time will take care of that on its own.
@Jaya Right? It's all relative. I mean, I think I'm calm and emotionally stable, but I also spent a lot of time doing theater, so my scale might be a tad bit...off.
@coolallison I've actually never even been to Colorado, but from what I hear, I do think I'd like it.
Huh. I apparently belong in Colorado. Sorry, Temperamental and Uninhibited region in which I have lived my entire life, I am leaving you for a Friendly and Conventional state.
@iceberg That's why the ice pops - somehow, the fact that they're frozen hides the taste.
too angry, can't think of witty comment.
@dontannoyme See, had I know that going in, I wouldn't have kept trying to be like, "Well, there was already a woman who was "fantasizing," so it can't be that..." and then getting them wrong. (But overall, yes, WTF. Could they not have found eyes from, like, Mean Girls or something?)
@P.J. Morse But they're all gluten-free, so it probably wouldn't be all that satisfying.