Friday, November 25, 2011

the right now

I’ve been seeing Europe, Ireland and Scotland all over the place for the past week or so. Ooh, it’s really got my travel bug wanting to come out! Probably because I found

this chick.

and this chick.

Anyone wanna hang out here with me? Anyone?


They have lived life abroad and are both Americans, so it’s fun to read from our point of view. I’d really like to take a trip to these places. Like, tomorrow. But I know that isn’t going to happen. Not because I’m a mom. Not because I’m not willing to save to do so. But also kinda because I’m a mom and because I’m not willing to save to do so right now…Get it? People always say that you should spend your money on experiences, not things. I agree. But I can’t follow for some reason. (Hello, greedy, technology obsessed America!). I’m one of them.


When you decide to move onto the part in your life where you are going to have kids, you know that traveling will wait, and right now you should cherish the few baby months you have. I agree. It still doesn’t change that I want to travel. Just not with an infant/toddler. But I also don’t want to leave my infant/toddler behind. (Can you tell I’m having a hard time referring to her as a toddler?)


So we wait.


The right now is this.


And this.


And I love the right now.


But I can still dream.



Jenni Austria Germany said...

that's so sweet of you!

ps - i totally call it coke.

Nicole said...

ahhh!!! totally get it. except i don't even have babies yet. :) just zero dinero. oh well. hubs and i have started a savings account for a backpacking trip across europe we want to take before we have babies. surely hope it works.

if not, i'll be happy for all our trips to china and my one time to australia and several times to canada and mexico. :) not bad. . . not bad at all.


ps. cheers for having such a cute reason to stay home!

The Naked Mother said...

Perfect contentment. Just one of the many gifts I've gained from being a mother. I know I'm right where I need to be :)

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