Monday, November 8, 2010
Today was one of those days I wish I could have everyday. Well, almost every day. Today was a good day! In fact, it was better than good, it was great. Today made me feel like a natural woman…a superwoman…a good mommy and a good wife. I’m not bragging, I’m just really proud of myself.
This morning our human alarm clock woke us up 30 minutes before our actual alarm went off. Pinky had a good nights rest even after the time change. She woke up a very happy baby, screaming at the top of her lungs and slapping Daddy in the face. I woke up, changed her diaper and accepted my fate…there was no way I was not going back to bed. I thank God I was actually up for the task, not that I had a choice. If you know me, I’m not a morning person. Something was different about today though. I was up and running and ready to go.
I made Daddy breakfast, then made Pinky breakfast. We played and watched Sesame Street. Then she took her nap around the usual time, 10am. Anytime Pinky goes down for a nap, I have to prioritize. Should I eat? Should I shower? Should I clean? Today, I decided to take a very quick shower! Pinky woke up the second I stepped out.
Lately, I’ve been worried about Pinky’s mind not getting stimulate enough. I do not want her to be stuck inside the house all day watching TV. However, even when we are home I make it a point to limit TV time. Sesame Street is the one show she watches everyday. That being said, I decided to go on another walk to the park. This may be our new Monday ritual. It allows us to get out of the house and by us walking I am showing Pinky that exercise is important.
Pinky and I had an amazing time at the park. It’s starting to get a little chilly now so we didn’t stay too long, but Pinky enjoyed herself regardless. We met a little boy named Ethan and his mommy. Pinky was so intrigued by the speed of this little boy. She was watching him the whole time. She wanted to do everything he was doing. I told her that one day she would be able to move just as fast and be able to climb everything on her own. Until then, Mommy was there to help her have fun.
Before the park, we went to Trader Joe’s and bought some sauce, an onion and ground turkey so I could cook spaghetti. This is another one of those things that made me feel like a good wife. It’s the simple things. To make a long story short, I got dinner on the table at the end of the day. That is not an easy thing for me to do, especially after dealing with Pinky bumping her head on the wooden floor and carrying her around all day after that. I was able to give her a bath and managed to put her down for bed before Daddy came home from work. I felt bad that he didn’t get to see her before she went to bed, but she was out for the count.
Finally, after Daddy and I enjoyed our dinner we played a friendly game of Monopoly. It was my first time actually playing. Daddy taught me the rules, but of course he won after a total of 45 minutes. Pinky woke up from us laughing and wanted to join in on the fun. She came out and started grabbing the money. Fortunately, the game was over before she woke up. Pinky stayed up for a while until we both crashed after putting her back to sleep.
I thank God for days like today. Like I said, it’s the simple things in life that count. I know that most of the time I can’t do everything and most of the time I’m really hard on myself, but today was a good day. I keep saying that, but I can’t help it! I just love that days like this still exist where I can can feel normal, and know that I’m a good mother, and a good wife.