you know those days where you just don’t want to do anything but snuggle up with a warm blanket on the couch with your coffee and think.of.nothing.at.all? possibly even reminisce about those wonderous days when that was an actual, feasible choice to make. you know, when you didn’t have a newborn and toddler in each arm?
well, today is one of those days.
i know, i know. sign me up for worst parent of the year award… how dare i wish a life without my children?
but you know, we’ve all been there. we’ve all missed the spontaneity, the optional laziness, the freedom of living our own life – not revolved around the kids naps, snacks and dinners. the days where we didn’t have to plan out in our head just how much we can get done while the kids are napping while still leaving enough time to take a moment to fall back on the couch and rest ourselves before we hear “MOMMMMM! I wake up!!!” and it starts all over again…
today i decided to embrace it. we snuggled in our pjs and watched tv all morning long. we ate breakfast and snacks on the couch and you know what? i got the best snuggles i have gotten in a long, long time. so maybe it isn’t just us – the moms and dads that need these lazy days every once in a while. maybe our kids need it too. maybe they need to have days to reconnect, snuggle up and recharge their batteries.
i promised connor we would go to a park this afternoon after nap but honestly, i don’t think he would care one way or the other today.