This color code is brought to you by a new hair color that requires bi-weekly toning and a dress plucked up from Anthropologie's sale on sale on sale.
I read a quote the other day that I'd never read before, it's by the great Dr. Seuss of course. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory".
Last Saturday I was sitting with my girls in our living room while Jeff was away at work. Macie was unfolding all the laundry I'd just organized, Marlowe was screaming because her milkie's weren't heating up fast enough, they'd both just pooped and needed diaper changes and was about an hour past their nap time; which every parent knows is a the most sacred daily event known to mankind. I hadn't showered in 48 hours and was covered with food and slobber. The pre-child Michele would have been traumatized by the future if given a glance into that moment. There's no doubt that it's the most exhausting, challenging and emotional time in my life but it's also the greatest pleasure. It's taught me patience, selflessness and most of all has allowed me to be the nurturing human I'd been yearning for. It has put life into a new perspective... Shit really doesn't matter. No one cares if the house is messy or if I wore the same t-shirt and jeans the last 3 times you've seen me and I'm not hard on myself if I don't post anything on here for 3 months. And, most of all life is as good as it can get if my family is happy and healthy.
So, cheers to you Dr. Seuss. And cheers to dressing up and getting a sitter for the night every once in awhile.