Monday, December 20, 2010

It was about 36 hours too many

My parents kidnapped my kid.

But it was only for the weekend. And they DID ask me weeks ago, I just forgot. They left Saturday morning to head north to see my grandparents with the 3 grandbabies. I know. I wish I could have been a fly in that car too.

In theory it worked great. I had to work all weekend anyway so, extra sleep yay!? Only I think I'm so used to getting up after sleeping 4 hours that I spent the rest of the day tossing and turning until my alarm went off to get up and go back to work. Could I have just gotten up and gotten some things done? Sure, but what's the fun in that?

And Sunday morning when I got off work I was so sleepy I knew I had to go home and take a little nap. And I did nap, until 11. I got up and folded a load of laundry, sipped coffee, snuggled under a warm blanket, and watched football.

And, guys? It was too quiet. I didn't have a toddler asking to watch Dora instead of football, or diapers to change, or books to read, or noses to wipe. I just sat there. And watched the entire game. And then the game was over so I watched ANOTHER game. Then cleaned up the kitchen. I had hot chocolate with the sister. On a Sunday night, after toddler bedtimes.

I already knew that I couldn't imagine my life without Avery, but I never before thought about how BORING my before life seems now that I do have Avery. Sure I sometimes think about how EASY it was to leave the house before children. Or going to dinner after bedtimes, or doing things on a whim. But, what did I DO on my days off? I really don't think anything. Laid by the pool? Shopped? I much prefer the life I have now. The one with the rambunctious toddler with curly hair. With the toys on the floor and the milk splatter on the back passenger window of my car I still haven't wiped off from two weeks ago.

She came home late Sunday night and all she wanted was to read a story and "snuggle buggle" before bed. And how could I not? I missed her so much I wasn't ready for her to go to bed either. She was only gone about 36 hours, but it was 36 too many.

1 comment:

andygirl said...

AW! you're too sweet.