I love May. Even in my mid-twenties seeing ‘May’ on the calendar still gives me that “school’s out,” sunshine and freedom feeling. This May, however, has been a particularly busy one, and the pressure was compounded by the sense of urgency that always comes when LTJG Husband is leaving soon: honey-do lists (for each of us) all over the place. And yet, I can’t help but be grateful for all the sweet things this May still managed to bring along with it. Here are a few of them…
1. Nectarines Are Finally In Season
After prowling the local farmer’s market for weeks and not finding any, my momma gifted me these from her CSA. They are honestly sweeter than candy! Time for a CSA? I think so.
Having a baby is the hardest thing in the world. It really is. Until: There are two babies. Suddenly, you will look back at the days when there was only one baby and you will invariably ask yourself: “What did I do all the time? How did I think that was hard?” It was! It was hard! You weren’t wrong. But add another baby and suddenly one baby becomes the equivalent of an island vacation in the now-kodaked version of your motherhood memories.
Nearly three months in, it still blows my mind that we have brought two little humans into the world. It is a continual wonder to me. I can now say: “I am a Mother of Boys.” Sometimes I find myself saying this the way that I used to say other things with a similar pleasure like, “My fiancé” when I first got engaged, or “We’re newly-weds” afterwards. Mother of boys. Plural! Anyway, my new job title comes with a new uniform as well: