When trying to picture a lazy day of doing nothing, it is all too easy for your mind to conjure up images of a hot summer day in which you lounge by the pool endlessly. And as nice and relaxing as that might sound right now, there is no need for you to wait until next year to enjoy a lazy day. You can have a perfectly good one right in the midst of the cold-weather months.
As I was putting the remote in the refrigerator, I stopped to think about how motherhood has changed my brain. It’s not temporary, though it is worse when your child is a baby, at least from my experience. I forget words—I’ll point at the couch and say, “Get your jacket off the—um, the…” and snap my fingers as if it will come to me. My husband, who has never missed a night of sleep from post-hospital parenting, prods, “Couch?” and sometimes I just want to smack him.
The holiday season is hectic in many ways. There is so much that requires your attention. For instance, there is the holiday shopping list, the dinners that need to be prepared, and invitations that need to be mailed out. With so many tasks to complete it can be hard to focus on the most important thing about the holiday season. That is spending time with your family.
I have a confession: My bathroom is my safe haven.
Don't get me wrong, I used to have the problem of my sons popping in every two seconds no matter what I was doing, just like every other mom. But, now that my boys are getting older, we've been working really hard on teaching them that privacy is important.