Friday, May 20, 2011


While I am enjoying my life now as a DINK (double income, no kids) at some point, I do want to have babies. (Calm down Mom, I said AT SOME POINT) Along with thoughts of children comes thoughts of Oh My Gosh Am I Ready For This?? And of course, the answer is no. How can you actually be ready?? But I do think there are some things you can do to be more prepared.

I still need:

  • A really nice camera. It seems like every mom has one of these, and posts adorable pictures online of her adorable children. I guess taking pictures with my phone just isn't going to cut it once I have a baby...
  • A hobby. It seems every mom is into something these days. Scrapbooking, crafting, refinishing furniture, sewing. I have no hobby. Unless you count thrifting!
  • An at-home business. Why do I get the feeling all the moms are trying to sell me something?? Oh right, they are. I need to start a candle/housewares/refinished furniture/scrapbooking business to help subsidize my thrifting, right??
  • Friends- Ya, I know, I probably need those now, but I'm not very good at making them! It's hard! But what is staying home all day if I don't meet up with some gal pals for gossip and play dates? (Why yes, I am imagining my life will be just like Desperate Housewives, without the psycho drama and divorces. Just kidding!!)
  • An adorable nickname for my children, so no blog wierdos can stalk them. I'm leaning toward 'the kidlet'. It's cute, easy to remember, and works for a boy or a girl!

Before you lose hope that I will ever be prepared enough to have children, here is what I already have:
  • A blog. But I will probably have to change the name to something like 'Mothering and Loving It' or something cheesy like that.
  • A spare room. Because the kidlet has to go somewhere!

Of course, I'm totally kidding about this list. What other things do you think I'll 'need'?


Woolverton Girl said...

Haha! Cute list. I loved being a "DINK" as you called it. In fact jason & I lived that live for almost 6 yrs before kids. & I only had one thing on your list of needs before having kids... a camera. I didn't start scrapbooking until about 2 1/2 years ago, I didn't really have friends to hang out with until I met some with kids that are around that same ages as mine, I don't sell anything, and never will, and I just use my kids real names on my blog. Steve has a pretty nice camera, steal his :) & you're ready! But, no pressure from me. You can wait as long as you want.. I DID :)

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Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

"The kidlet"? Oh, I love it!! Don't even think of changing your blog title unless you can work that in!

Christine said...

Just found your blog from the Modern Mrs. Darcy. Love it, lots of fun. I have to say that the best hobby for a mom is thrift and creative thinking. Looks like you have both for whenever you are ready! Thanks for your post.

Bethany said...

Vanessa-Thanks for the encouragement, I'm glad to know I'm more prepared than I thought!

Anne and Christine- Welcome! :)

Jalenna Call said...

dont you dare call my niece or nephew the kidlet!!!!

Bethany said...

LOL! It's just a nickname, not a real name! Now do you like it more?