It’s 9am, and I am sitting on the sofa, the sun is shining, and I can hear the birds chirping and the clock ticking. Both girls are sleeping. Yes, it is 9:00am and both my 5 year old and my 6 month old are sleeping! (Thanks to daylight savings and an exhausting and adventurous day out yesterday.)
It’s kind of eerie feeling actually but a welcome feeling. Kelsie is out of school today so I let her sleep in. (OF COURSE!) Baby Mac woke up at 6:30, ate, played and was ready to nap again at 8:00. So in the past hour, I have folded a couple loads of laundry, showered, blow dried my hair, put on clothes and make up – consecutively – without any distractions or running from room to room or up and down stairs. I started to clean my bathroom, but as I was wiping down the counter top, I decided I did not want to waste this precious, rare time cleaning a bathroom! So as I tip toed downstairs, I surveyed what I could do next. Make pancakes? Unload the dishwasher? Warm up my coffee? Nope, they all make too much noise and that might arouse the curiosity of that energetic 5 year old who is sure to be hopping down here any minute now!
Since lately all I ever do is run all day and never sit – unless it’s to breast feed my baby or drive the car – I decided to make myself walk away from the kitchen sink and go SIT. That is a really hard thing for me to do. Daily, I look around and see countless things around that need to be done, my to-do list feels so heavy and I struggle to EVER find rest.
So in this rare fleeting moment of quiet and solitude, when I actually feel rested – and clean! (a morning shower is now a luxury) – it is nice just to sit and write these thoughts.
But that is as much time as I have. I hear Kelsie now, awake talking to her stuffed animals, and here she comes! 🙂 That 5 minutes of sitting felt really refreshing (kind of). Now off to make banana pancakes and drink that coffee!