Sundays with Gage – Freedom

This weekend we celebrate our Independence from England.  As a new mom I don’t have a lot of independence these days.  Here are a few of the freedoms that have come and gone in the last 8 months.

The ability to have long hair and wear it down. Those little hands can still reach around and grab a fistful, but I try to make it as challenging as possible.

Indulging in a long, hot shower without company waiting on the other side of the shower curtain.

Wearing lotion. (This freedom has just come back!  Yea for everything else being more tasty than mom :))

Wearing earrings or necklaces.

Being able to go to the movies without having to plan around a grandparent visit.

Eating out with friends, stress-free.

Making plans knowing that they could all be ruined by a nap out of your control.

An 8 hour night of sleep (even if he’s doing it, that doesn’t mean you are)

And the last, but at the beginning the most surprising, is the ability to go to the bathroom without pre-planning.

Here’s another new mother.  This family arrived on our deck this week.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend here in the States.