Days like these

30 Apr

This was supposed to be posted yesterday but you know, life happened as it so often does. So, here it is, a day late.

Yesterday was an amazing day. It was one of those days where I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, the toddler tunnel that is. Talking with another mom friend of mine we came to the realization that 4 is a good age, kids become a little more independent and mom tends to get a little more of a break. Most of my days are spent constantly with the boys, weither i’m playing with them, hanging out in their room, or being constantly asked to do something for them. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, just not everyday, all day. We parents need breaks and there is no clocking out for a 30 min break. So when days like yesterday come along, I try to just enjoy them to the fullest and do mommy things.

Let me explain how my day went. The kids woke up at 7:30 which is their normal wake up time, but instead of right away asking for things they went back in their room and played while mommy laid in bed for 20 more minutes mentally preparing myself for the day. We came out to the living room and I made breakfast. They ate, watched a little tv and let mommy drink her much needed coffee. Then without having to beg them, they went to their room to play while I did housework. That in itself is a small victory. I cleaned and was mostly done by 10:30am save for the things I put off for days, for example folding laundry (it’s still sitting in the laundry basket) and the kids were still playing nicely in their room. So I grabbed some fabric, my cutting mat, set up the iron and began cutting the pieces I need to finish my travel sewing kit. I managed to cut all the pieces before they finally came out asking if we could go outside, which we did until lunch time. The only downside to this story is that they were re-roofing the house next to us which is basically right outside the boys room, so they didn’t end up taking  a long nap and I couldn’t sleep at all. So I made more coffee, we went outside to play again, and then the boys let me sew. What?? This never happens. Any time I go into my little corner they follow me in there which leaves me no room and always makes me sew crooked, so when they didn’t follow me in I was ecstatic. I managed to get more than halfway done with it! They got a little crazy while I was making dinner but after how good they were all day, I couldn’t get frustrated. And then at bed time they both pretty much went right to sleep.

It’s so nice to have an easy day every so often. I feel refreshed and I think I really needed that.


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