I am not a mom yet.
however, since moving to Germany, I now take care of two lovely children every day.
J is eleven.
A is eight.
for the past 18 months, I have been pretty baby crazy.
it's like I woke up one morning, and decided,
hey! it's time to make a baby. i am ready.
well, it's 18 months later.
and I still have not produced said baby.
my yearning to get pregnant right now has faded a bit,
and i'm learning that life does not always need to be so rushed.
I am 25.
I have plenty of time-
even if my facebook says otherwise.
the fiance is working his booty off,
so that hopefully, one day, we can live a comfortable life-
although I do realize that money does not equal happiness.
In the mean time, i'm looking after two beautiful children,
in a different country,
and, since i'm being honest,
doing lots of other "mom" work- laundry, cooking, dishes, etc.
On my time off, I travel.travel.travel.
The past few years, traveling has become an obsession,
I don't think I will ever see enough until i've seen it all.
this in no way means I don't appreciate all the opportunities I have had-
but, traveling is on of those things that completes me,
traveling has helped me learn who I am.
and, i never want to stop learning.
so, before I make a baby,
I decided I needed to travel and learn as much as possible.
since I am in Germany helping these two amazing little people grow up,
I thought I would share with all of you some things they teach me-
about being a mom,
about simply growing up.
so, here we go...
in the time I have been here,
I have learned one key thing about raising children-
all while maintaining a sweet smile on their face.
I don't know why this surprises me.
after all, i'm pretty sure I was a serial-liar growing up.
although, I doubt I did it with a smile on my face...
Hope all of you have a great day!