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.

3 comments:

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.