Brandon has been working from home every so often lately. If you want to know where, specifically, just think back on how SPACIOUS our master bathroom is, and smile inside. A little desk fits in there rather perfectly. Just saying.
Anyway, with B home, we're all a little more aware of what my stay-at-home days consist of.
In fact, more than once now, we have discussed how much the term "Groundhog's Day" rings true.
Every day is a lot the same, and frankly, by the end of most days, I'm spent and a half.
Let's face it, by 3:30pm most days I'm spent and a half.
But there are still some moments (always before the 3:30pm brick wall hits) that shine out of the monotony.
One of my favorites right now is to sit on my rug (giggles from the crowd) in our sunny living room with a happy Soren, playing games with Annie.
**note: Soren wants to crawl and therefore isn't happy on the rug for long, plus one wrong turn from me during the games results in a weeping Annie, so you see, my moment of contentedness described here is often just a moment.**
Annie loves Go Fish and Candy Land and most of all, OLD MAID.
She is cool with the normal rules unless she is dealt Old Maid, in which case she says, "Hey mom, I have an idea, let's play the OTHER rules this time, you know, that the person with Old Maid WINS actually."
Regardless of the version played, she always reminds me, "Mom, I take from you, then you take from ME." Got it, lady. And she's always so thrilled to get a match every time she picks from me. It's great for the self esteem.
It's funny, this activity used to be no fun for me. Playing games with littles (as in years ago in ID and then FL) left me restless and feeling like I was wasting time (unless you were there HB, in which case it was barrels of fun). But something about B working in the other room helps me to remember to take a deep breath and feel blessed/lucky to be able to use my time chilling with my babies.
One of them has rather striking blue eyes, I'm not sure I've told you about that yet.
I also like the adult company, even if there are two closed doors between us.
Because let's face it, even though I'm able to be more content this time around, by 3:30pm I'm still spent and a half. :)
Any suggestions on how to make it through those last FIVE hours before bedtime? :) Caffeine? Frozen Lasagna?