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asian time

on August 27, 2012

Tom has a tendency to run his life on something his best friend Nathan calls “Asian time.”  Basically, it means if he has to be someplace at 7 o’clock, he leaves the house at 7 o’clock.  I’m not sure if this actually has anything to do with being Asian.

I, on the other hand, cannot stand being late.  I think I was traumatized in my youth by choruses of, “well, look who finally decided to grace us with their presence” when we’d have to run from one family’s Christmas to the other.  I don’t know why – but we were always late to everything.  Fifteen minutes late to church, like clockwork – every week.  You’d think that we would have just started waking up 15 minutes earlier.  Nope.

I don’t like close calls!

I’m nervous the shower will fall into Asian time.  (Sounds so racist, we really should come up with another name for it.)

We have 2 weeks until the baby shower.  There is one weekend in between.  In those two weeks:

  • We need to buy bedroom furniture for the grandparents’ bedroom downstairs.
  • We need to have that room painted or paint it ourselves.
  • We need to unpack.
  • The Target registry is almost entirely online-only items.  So, do I wait until the shower to see what we get?  Shipping takes a while, so we’ll have to order what we don’t get and pray it gets delivered before our boy does.
  • I’ve got to buy some newborn size diapers.  (Cloth or otherwise.)
  • If I get newborn cloth diapers, I have to wash and dry them about 10 times BEFORE we put them on Jr.’s butt to increase the absorbency to full capacity.
  • My dad needs to hang my Mickey Mouse chandelier and move the light switch in the Bonus Room.  And we need to patch and paint the spot where the switch is now.
  • Tom’s Uncle Larry is coming to stay with us during the Democratic National Convention, the week leading up to the shower.
  • Pick out, figure out how to pay for, and purchase the most awesome rocking chair I can find.  (Special gift from my Baby-Daddy.)
  • Pack for a month in Charlottesville.

So, I.  AM.  PANICKED.

…to say the least.  I reckon I should go unpack instead of writing a whiny blog.

The planner in me is like, you can’t just do this on Asian time.  But… there is a little half-Asian boy inside me that is doing EVERYTHING on at least half-Asian time.

We are really doing this.  In about a month, I WILL HAVE A FREAKING BABY.

Hooooooooly cow.

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3 responses to “asian time

  1. Mom! says:

    Relax. ; ) Ready or not, baby will arrive and ready or not, you will handle it just fine. There will probably be some things out of place or un-done…and it won’t really matter. You need to remember a car seat to bring him home or they won’t let you leave the hospital 🙂 so that is important. Diapers would also be a plus. I’m betting you’ll have some. I love your blogs. I love you mostesteresteresteresteresteresterest!

  2. Haley Nickel says:

    I love mom’s responses. So very mommy like. She is right. YOU GOT THIS. And we bought Jr lots of stuff so don’t worry, he will be covered! We will he’p you get ready!!

    • Wendy J. La says:

      Yessssh… but he needs a bed, car seat and that kind of “stuff.” I’m sure we’ll work it out. At least, I hope we will. I keep thinking of this documentary I saw about babies all over the world, and the mom in Africa just has her boob and a bag that she puts her baby in and that’s it. No diapers. No bottles. No humidifier (IN AFRICA!). No clothes. No bassinet. No stroller. Worst case scenario, I’ll bring my Jansport.

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