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Monday, December 3, 2012

Perfect Day!

Today was maybe the best day I have ever had with my son. As I recall the day, it seems ordinary and much like most days in the life of Sweet Silly Sara. With a few exceptions.

More often than not, my day begins around 4 am, give or take a few moments. Today, was destined for greatness. My son and I stayed in bed, asleep until 7:12 this morning. I am instantly happy when I am well rested.

Rolfie and I got up bright eyed and bushy tailed. He has a cold, but he seemed to be feeling a little better. We skipped the standard milk and cereal breakfast and went with juice and eggs on a biscuit. Rolf loved the change in pace, and it is so much easier to slip the dogs eggs and biscuits, so the dogs were tickled pink. They love handouts. Rolf loves to share. Win-win.

We tackled the laundry that had piled up over the long weekend. I was in a turkey coma and had no interest in tending to the laundry, so I knew today was the day. It had to be done. Who knew folding laundry for an hour could be so fun? With Rolfie helping it was fun, we giggled, we played. It seemed like the laundry folded itself. 

We spent a great deal of our day doing artwork. In the later part of the morning, we drew with markers, we both were very colorful when Daddy came home for lunch. Then we moved into Rolf's room, which is basically a play room. We lounged in his bed reading stories, we played with puzzles while we were in there. 

Then we began Bean Art. I had a few bags of dried beans that begged to become art work. So we made a mess with glue and beans and got creative. It was really fun for both of us, and it relaxed me. I haven't felt so zen in a long time.

Finally, we snuggled on the sofa with the Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas. That is the perfect end to a perfect day. Rolfie fell asleep in my arms, but he woke up crying within minutes of me tucking him into our nice warm bed. So, I hopped in bed with him, stroked his hair and calmed him down. I have stayed at his side typing for about an hour now. I don't want to leave his side. I want to hold onto this day for as long as possible.

It has been wonderful to slow down, to enjoy the things I must do and to enjoy my son. I stay busy, cramming at least 19 hours into each day, every day. Maybe I need to prioritize and not set out intending to be Super Sara. Maybe I need to focus more on the Sweet Silly Sara within, and leave Seriously Sara behind more often. 


2 comments:

  1. I am so glad you had a good day. I have been tryong o no be on the computer so much and do more fun things with the kids and start reading more which is something that really relaxs me. I am sure Rolf loved spending so much time with you and they grow up so fast

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  2. This brought a tear to my eye. I've been realizing I'm trying to do too much lately with the holidays and all. The last few days I've slowed down a bit, maybe I just need a full day of just.....well...zen :)

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