I'm slowly starting to come to terms with my helicopter mom tendencies. The realization that Kayla is nearly 2 years old and I have yet to spend a night away from her sort of forced me to take a look at how to fit myself in again. When I first went back to work after my maternity leave was up, I often felt as though I had three full time jobs - wife, mom and employee - and I wasn't truly succeeding at any of them. Now that I feel more like I have the home/work balance in check, I need to start doing some things for me.
I finally ordered my 50mm prime lens for my camera. A small thing, but very exciting. I can't wait for it to get here. Hell, I can't wait for the email that it shipped. I decided to go with Nikon's newest - the f1.8G Nikkor. It's a very reasonably priced AF-S lens (I'm proud that I finally understand some of this photography jargon) and with the good reviews of the older f1.8, I couldn't justify the expense jump to the f1.4. It's not like I'm a pro or anything... but it will be nice to have a new, faster lens to shoot with on the upcoming trips we have recently planned. I just hope it arrives in time. I'd hate to have to start scouring local camera shops if Amazon can't ship me mine in time for Kayla's birthday photos.
In July we are acutally going to go away with some friends for a night. We'll only be in Philly, a quick trip from here, but it will be nice to kick back and not worry about being home by X hour because I know I have to put Kayla to bed, or will have to get up with her the next morning. I'm so excited to be able to relax a little more than usual, if you catch my drift. I know Kayla is going to have a great time staying over with Pepere and Grammy Sue and Gracie.
We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. We're going to run some errands and then relax for the rest of our last day off!