This morning I woke up to Manly’s hungry cries. I took him out, changed him, and rocked him, hoping he would fall back asleep.
I guess not.
This morning I held Manly as I worked out. He giggled, I smiled, we had fun.
Working out is a lot harder while holding a chub-a-lub. Maybe that’s a good thing.
This morning I fed the Queen breakfast. She ate all her cereal and promptly poured the milk all over the table.
Great, now the table’s messy.
This morning, the Queen emptied out all her toys, the desk drawers, the bookshelf, the kitchen cabinets, and 2 water bottles. She had fun.
I wonder if this house can get any messier?
This afternoon, I took the Queen and Manly on a long walk. They fell asleep to the rhythmic bouncing of the stroller. I pondered the mysteries of the universe while enjoying the lovely weather.
I wonder if we will have a drought this summer because of the lack of snow? Oh, look at that mom and her cute baby! It sure is peaceful out here. I think I should do this more often.
This afternoon, I nursed Manly to sleep and unintentionally fell asleep myself.
I should get up and……
This afternoon, I washed the dishes as the Queen emptied out the cupboards I had just rearranged.
Perhaps I should start cleaning after she goes to bed.
This evening, I made delicious dinner, messing up the clean kitchen.
Oh, well. Entropy is a scientific fact–the proof is in my apartment.
This evening, after the kids went to bed, Mr. B cleaned the house for me.
I love this man!
Today, routines were broken and new routines decided upon. Today my house was messy and cleaned again. (And again and again….) Today I was frustrated and close to tears, looking at my messy house.
Then I read Becca’s thoughts on routines. I laughed at her familiar examples and cried over poignant description of broken routines. I recognized that I am not alone in my frustrations. And I smiled.
Yes, the Queen has refused to take a nap for 3 days straight. I have been pulling my hair out!
Tonight, I can’t stop smiling. Even though Manly has cried on and off for the past 2 hours, refusing to sleep, I try to remember that it will not always be this way. Soon, he and the Queen will be too big to fit on my lap. I will fondly remember this time.
I will look back with gladness, happy that I made the most of this time.