Friday, December 09, 2005

Bliss

This is an old study, but I just came across it in the course of some research.

It makes me feel really lucky. I think my marital happiness has increased since Nutmeg was born. I was especially surprised to see that only 38 percent of mothers of infants felt satisfied with their lives. Because after Nutmeg was born, that was a word that I often found myself using to describe the feeling. Another one was "fulfilled."

Walking back to work from a lunch break today (at H&M, and I must say, that store does not live up to the hype) I had to stop and reflect on how lucky I am. I get to go to an interesting job a couple days a week, I get to spend the other days with Nutmeg. I have a supportive husband who is also my best friend.

And my god, I have Nutmeg. I don't know how y'all live without Nutmeg in your houses.

I guess I should also thank Starbucks, because this happy glow I have right now is at least partially attributable to the Gingerbread Latte I just drank. Best $3.10 I've spend all week.

3 comments:

Notta Wallflower said...

I'll have to try that latte. Lately, I've been hooked on the peppermint mochas. I can relate to your feeling - parenting isn't always easy, but I never ever felt like I was not fulfilled. To this day, I can honestly say that being a parent is the most worthwhile thing I've ever done (and probably ever will do) in my life. :-)

Kori said...

Hmmm....here's my question for you---did you feel fufilled or satisfied right from the start? Because I'll tell you, I love my kid, and there are moments when it's sheer bliss, but at 20 weeks, with no job, lots of money stress due to crummy health insurance, and a real feeling most of the time of, "What on earth am I supposed to do by myself with a baby for 8+ hours everyday?", I can't say fulfilled is really in my repertoire at the moment. I'm hoping this feeling increases with time and confidence.

Oh, and I'm a peppermint mocha or peppermint hot chocolate girl all the way, but your talk of the gingerbread latte intrigues me. I have much to learn from you, kemo sabe.

Jenny said...

psst to kori...It gets better!