Well, it’s only 9:45am, but so far today is turning out to be a pretty damn good day.
It was my husband’s “sleep in day,” so I woke up with my daughter at 6am—something I don’t think I’ll ever get used to. It always feels like waking up in the middle of the damn night. BUT I guess that’s part of being a parent. We moseyed on out to the living room and turned on Finding Dory, her favorite movie, and I sat on the couch with her for about 30 minutes before I decided to get started with my day.
My routine is to let my daughter know I’m going to make breakfast. We do this every day, so she usually just says OK. I gave her a yogurt pouch to eat on the couch and then made my coffee, sausages, eggs, and poured my yogurt drink and then let her know “it’s mommy’s turn.” This is another part of the routine. When my breakfast is ready, she knows we turn off the cartoons and we turn on a grown-up show. Right now, it’s The Big Bang Theory. I gave her a whole grain snack bar, and she sat next to me and ate it while I ate my breakfast and we watched Big Bang together.
So, the first hour of most days is spent in front of a screen. I’m ready now to accept my Mother of The Year award!
Next, I change my daughter’s diapers, get her dressed, and do her hair. Then I go brush my teeth and get dressed. We packed up her diaper bag and headed over to my in-law’s house. We were nearly an hour early today, so I decided to take her out for a bike ride on her Stroll and Stride, the gift we gave her for her second birthday. We have to keep it at grandma and grandpa’s house, so it was the first time I got to play with it with her. After that we went into her room that they have for her over there and we played for another thirty minutes before I gave her a hug and a kiss and headed back home for the day.
My husband actually had to drive down to San Diego today to do something for his job, so I returned to an empty condo… an extremely rare luxury! I almost don’t even know what to do with myself. I feel mildly compelled to throw myself a little party. BUT today is a “study day” for me, so I’m going to do that. Still, it’s just nice to have the mental/emotional/physical space for a few hours.
The last thing I’ll mention is that my husband’s birthday is coming up in about two weeks, and the only things on his wish list are video game related. Usually I’m supportive of his gaming, because for most of our relationship he’s done a relatively good job of keeping everything in balance. But due to a few obstacles lately—both with him not getting enough sleep and with him venting to me about “falling behind” on his gaming (which makes no damn sense to me; it’s supposed to be fun)—I’m feeling significantly less supportive. Right now it’s just feeling really detrimental to his ability to perform normal daily functions. SO, I’ve decided I’m going to get him a set of shelves intended to go on top of his desk in the bedroom. This way, at least he will have a space to display some of his favorite figurines and Lego models. I’m planning to order it today and then to assemble it for him, since he loathes assembling furniture.
Well, I think now is a good time for me to get started on my studies. Happy Thursday! <3
Last updated February 11, 2021