Friday, November 18, 2011
A few weeks ago we got all the kids sleeping AND THEN I ran out to get the sitter. And we scooted out to have sushi with Ed's brother and wife, like friends and adults. The babysitter knew to call me if Sydney woke up - as I am her pacifier. So a half hour into dinner the phone rang. I scooted home, nursed her, put her down, and was joining them for the second round of sushi only 20 minutes later. This is our season.
This week I spent a good two hours Christmas shopping, online. I wondered if I would feel less spirit by shopping online. But dragging three kids into a mall, during the mass "best price of the season" crowds...Ya, I think I will have WAY more holiday spirit doing the online shopping thing this year. This is our season.
The laundry is never ending. It is all up to me. Soon I know I will have helpers. But for now...This is our season.
Take out or diapers, someday that $30 bucks will be spent on the splurge and not the necessity...This is our season.
Mommy friends, gathered around the kitchen table, at 11am. Talking recipes, coupon cutting, our little's attitudes...we aren't at a coffee shop or wine bar...because what would our 7 littles do there? This is our season.
This week I tried some new recipes. And as I cleaned up each night, there was always one plate that had food that was barely touched. This is our season.
Today I went snow boot shopping and I got us all a pair. I drooled over a pair like this....but instead went for a snow pair that will be more practical for standing and watching ski lessons and sledding tricks, and shovelling for hours this winter. This is our season.
Friday night rolls around and we aren't heading out to some new restaurant or club. Nope, we are looking forward to some comfort food and a good old game of Candy Land. And once our tribe is sleeping...we won't be far behind. This is our season.
I have a friend that lives near enough that we could run into each other at Target. We talk of getting together for a walk, coffee, breakfast, dinner, or a movie. It never happens. This is our season.
Waking up in the night and having one little standing beside our bed asking if he can crawl in with us doesn't happen very often, but it did last night. Having another call out - resulting in severe foot pain as you step on some random sharp toy laying in your path... This is our season.
This weekend, my focus is on the kiddos.
I want to embrace the ups and downs.
The calm and the quiet.
This is our season.
Describe your season.
at 4:33 PM Posted by For the Love of Naps - Sarah