Saturday, September 20, 2008

withdrawl

Did anyone see that study they came out with this summer that looking at your smiling baby is much like getting a high from cocaine? The smile activates the same pleasure receptors in the brain as one would get from recreational drugs. What?!

No wonder its hard for moms to send their babies to school in the fall.

I cant believe Sam is in kindergarten. Just as weird is the fact that I have a second grader. While they are enjoying school, I'm left home to wonder....where does the time go? What happened to my little baby boys?

It doesn't help that I signed Luke up for preschool. I have always done a neighborhood preschool where we trade teaching days, but this year I dropped him off with his backpack to a roomful of other little three year olds. Its just 2 hours twice a week, and I only did it to force myself to exercise (the preschool is at our rec center) but its hard to be away from all my kids. Apparently because Im addicted.

Heading down to Maceys yesterday for the case lot sale, I turned my rear view mirror so I could see Luke behind me. He was falling asleep, and at the same time picking his nose. Both nostrils.
Has to be better than crack doesn't it?

15 comments:

Brooke said...

Great post Alisa. I didn't read that study . . . very interesting. It always makes me wonder - who comes up with these studies? It does make sense though - kids, the natural high:)

Can't wait to see those cute, growing boys - oh, and Savannah is excited that Ginger is coming to NV:)

kathyurry said...

Soon your baby will be in school full time, then next you know in Jr High, then soon in High school, and then a mission I know this because of my boys I can belive you fast time goes. Daniel comes home in 3 weeks I cant belive he has been gone 2 years all ready and Jesse been out 3 months

I remember when by boys were just starting school I look back at there photo and tink where does time go?

You allways take lots of photo of you kids that is good I did not do that and so now Regina is in 11th grade going to a homecome dance and time is sleeping fast.
Take care and rember the fun things
We Love you

Jill said...

You're so good Alisa. My boys started preschool this year and I don't miss them or their smiles one bit. :) I guess I'm not prone to drug abuse. Good to know.

jennie said...

I wouldn't know about Crack, but I do know that I'm addicted to my babes and wish I could freeze them so they won't ever grow up.

ronco said...

Yes, that's a snort of the good stuff. I love the picture of Luke with his fingers up there.

Amy said...

Now that I have a baby of my own, I totally believe it.

AnneMarie said...

Loved the post. I miss the babies in the nursery if I am off for more than a few days.

Loreli Caldwell said...

HAHAHA! You make me laugh! So you are saying I should smile when my son is mining his nose? Just kidding, yes they are so funny. And I have never used the term "addicted" and "my kids" in a sentence. But it is so true! You just can't quit them! I went to Wy to see me mom, and my husband offered to keep my 10 month old daughter so I could just hang with my little 2 year old. I couldn't do it. So here we all are in Wyoming!

bradnlisa said...

Oh... I would have really LOVED to see a picture of that! Coops falls asleep sucking one thumb and picking his nose with the other hand. JUST like Cocaine I"d say!

Karlet said...

It's sad even for me how fast your boys are growing up!

Tricia said...

Boys are gross

Sonja said...

Maybe that explains why those of us with lots of kids have a hard time thinking straight. Or maybe it's just the sleepless nights--hard to say.

Mel said...

That post is so funny. I hope you don't mind me reading it. I think you have the best sense of humor. Your outlook on life makes me feel like I could face anything, even this blasted morning sickness that doesn't seem to want to go away. Thanks for the smiles you bring to my day!

Aneesa Bee said...

Too funny about the little multi-tasker you have! I thought boys couldn't concentrate on more than one activity at a time? They do grow up so fast. I think that's the main reason I homeschool--I just think the school day is SOOOO LONG!! That, and I'm pretty much crazy.
Aneesa

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