Thursday, February 11, 2010


"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache." ~ Marjorie Pay Hinkley

I attended a baby shower a week or two ago. I got settled in and playing some games and the note cards came around. You know the ones. The "Please write a special piece of advice to the new mother" note cards. Instant panic and pressure. Rubbing of temples. How in the world do you cram an awesome piece of advice onto a small little note card. Can you even be original in 5" of space?

I had nothing. They kept coming by with the basket and asking are you finished yet. We would like to put it in a book before the end of the shower. Pressure. Heart pounding. Must finish. What do I say.

Finally I write it down. I say a little prayer that it is just funny enough, original enough, real enough and sympathetic enough. You know what. It doesn't matter. She will probably read and love the book. Don't get me wrong. It is a lovely present. But motherhood is what it is. It is crazy, busy and overwhelming.

Oh and my advice....

It you can laugh at it later then you can laugh at it now.

Hopefully she understands what I meant. If not she will soon enough.

Keepin' It Real,

*Shay B*


Anonymous said...

Good advice!

I like that quote at the top - "Crying gives me a headache" :)

Shaybplus3 said...

It gives me a headache too!