Monday, January 13, 2014


The other day we moved Nolan from a carseat to a booster. That was bittersweet.

Exciting because, yay, one less carseat! But sad because his identical twin may never (easily) sit in a regular seat in a car.

Before, that likely would have inspired me to write a heavy post about how hard it is to have identical twins that in many ways are very different. And then afterwards, I would have likely second-guessed how I wrote the post, feeling guilty and worried that Asher might misunderstand it to think I feel he's lesser because he can't sit on his own, when obviously I don't feel that way.

So now, instead of getting sad about it, I chose to say "That's life". And I'm only writing this blog post to illustrate that point. See how that works? It's all about choices, and these are the kinds of choices I'm making going forward.

Also…I needed to say all that so I'd have a tiny bit of content in a post telling the winner of the Monday Coffee book. Thank you to those friends who commented - your words touched me. But I picked the winner based on a totally random number (chosen unknowingly by Rio), so the winner is….Stacie! Send me your address and the book is yours :) So glad you'll be reading it, my well-deserving friend!


  1. I spent last week buying a new high back 5 point harness seat(Uptown Walmart was lacking majorly) and moving Kendryk back into from the booster, but your right totally life we just live with it.

  2. Stacie is super lucky - I couldn't put it down - finished it in 2 days. Brilliant. PS Love the post too!

  3. I am so excited I won! Thank you so much!

    About the car seat...well, it's bittersweet to see yet another difference between the two, but I'm with you on thinking "That's Life." I remind myself often about how we all have strengths and weaknesses. Sitting in a car seat now may be a weak area, but he has so many more areas in which he's so very strong. :)

  4. Tracey, I really liked this post. I really agree in the whole choice subject xx but that's not to say I didn't feel a pang when Pepper went into a booster well before Cooper did. Coops just did at 8.5 xx much love xx