Another reason I’ve been so busy of late?
I’ve been spending hours on end playing with Photoshop!
Oh yeah, and CREATING ANOTHER HUMAN LIFE. No big deal.
In related news, Erin’s top name picks for the new bundle of joy are “Skippy” and “Basketball.” True story.
I’ll admit, I was a little worried I might actually lack the energy, creativity and mental capacity to effectively screw up a SECOND child. Don’t forget, these past two years Erin has been the sole beneficiary of all my “New Mom Missteps” (and there have been many). I think it would be universally acknowledged that to repeat those same mistakes would be asinine, even for me. But to come up with an entire arsenal of new ones? Enh. Now that NBC’s fall lineup is back in full swing, who has the time?
I spent a lot of time worrying that Baby #2 would get some kind of free pass at the expense of the copious issues I’ve undoubtedly inflicted upon my first born. That this new baby would be guaranteed the easy ride that Erin just never got. That somehow this kid would emerge from his or her childhood virtually scott free, while Erin was destined to spend her future Saturday talking to herself and rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere.
I know. Scary, right?
But would you believe in all my 3AM tossing and turning over this very important matter, I actually FORGOT about my Ace in the hole? (That’s pregnancy brain for ya!)
So, all I can say is welcome, Basketball.
I hope you’ve got a good sense of humor because this time?
Mommy’s got herself a minion.