On March 25th, I awoke to cornfields covered in snow and a windchill of 6. That’s about par for the course this year, folks. Like the time my son cried for about five hours straight in a hotel room, it’s gotten so bad it’s funny.
Unrelenting polar vortex aside, March has been full of loveliness and lessons learned.
What I Learned This March
1.) Kids don’t really need bathing suits at the beach.
My husband may still disagree on this point, but they looked pretty happy to me.
2.) I think I could connect every British period film ever made using two actors from each movie.
(Ex: Penelope Wilton + Tom Hollander in Pride and Prejudice → Tom Hollander + Michael Gambon in Wives and Daughters → Michael Gambon + Romola Garai in Emma → Romola Garai + Hugh Bonneville in Daniel Deronda → Hugh Bonneville + Brendan Coyle in Downton Abbey → Brendan Coyle + Anna Maxwell Martin in North and South….etc.)
3.) I’m willing to spend more time connecting British period films than I would have imagined.
4.) Blog to real life friends are the best.
Ok, I already knew that. But really, it just keeps getting more fun. Meeting Breanne took me to Nova Scotia and PEI last October. This month, I had a lovely lunch—albeit punctuated by my toddler’s yelping—with Jacey in Charleston.
5.) The Harry Potter books really are that great.
I finished the last two in about three days. For a mother of small children, that’s a feat. That’s also potentially neglect.
6.) The Kindle lending library (via Amazon Prime) is like magic.
Free books in seconds. See #5.
7.) Boldness is scary but fun.
Bold is my One Word for 2014; so far it’s involved planning a two-week family road trip to Canada, telling people we’re “trying” for baby #3, and making a couple big asks.
I suppose boldness is also relative–these feel big to me, but maybe not the next person. That’s ok. For me, risky is going on an overnight trip without a pack-n-play.
9.) I should always build in recovery time from family “vacations.”
What lessons has March brought you? Clearly, nothing is too trivial to share :).
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