I was actually able to sneak out of bed before the kids today. Most mornings I lie in bed afraid to go pee because one creak of our gappy old floor and nighttime is all over. But today, ahhhhhhhhhh, I’m having tea all by myself. I love spending the day with my kids, but some quiet thinking time is nice too. And it’s nice to get a jump on the chores before the children get up.
My oldest boy is turning four tomorrow and we’ll be having a small family party the next day, which is Saturday. So today, I get to clean out the refrigerator and the pantry so I can think and move and then I’ll be baking the components of the cake and doing as much of the meal ahead of time as can be done. Jack wants a cake with strawberries and whipped cream and a meal of spaghetti and meatballs and spinach salad. And, Lord willing, that’s what he’s getting.
I’ve got a new system for keeping the house clean which, because it is new, has got me motivated. So, for once, I’m not obsessing about the toilets before a visit from my mother, who is really a lovely woman if a bit bleach obsessed.
Well, I’ve got books to read and laundry to switch and fold before my little ones are awake, so until next time…