Monday, March 08, 2010

precious nap time

when i taught, my recesses and lunch hours were sacred breaks. i strongly disliked supervision duty because it meant that i didn't get my break. i took these breaks to be still, converse with adults, and drink my coffee or eat my lunch.

now that ben's pretty much on a two nap a day schedule, i cherish this time. i often feel like i'm supposed to be cleaning/doing laundry/making dinner. but that rarely gets done. i just want to sit. watch tv. read a book. have a snack. read my newsfeed. drink a diet coke. because these things are not as easy with a baby. especially not with a crazy mover baby which is what ben has become. so that means things aren't that tidy, laundry sits unfolded for long periods of time, and i haven't improved on making dinners.

but you know what else i think it means? i'm better prepared to play, deal with crankiness, and have fun with ben. i don't feel worn out throughout the day because i take my breaks as breaks. this just occurred to me as i am writing this. so that's pretty good.

now if i could just begin to like cooking in my spare time...i could be eating something other than spaghetti for dinner.


Under His Wings said...

what's wrong with spaghetti for supper??!

Bec Shulba said...

ok, i lied. i had kraft dinner. haha.

theRachel said...

I'm glad to hear that you've found a good rhythm. You are just such a great MOM. So proud of you.