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Sometimes I think I am being punished. By the SAHM karma. When I was younger I would gasp at the SAHM mom’s that would have mother’s helpers and complain that they never had time to do anything. Well I am here to tell you we got all the time in the world but not enough of it. I would love to complete a task. I find myself doing things at warp speed. I can unload the dishwasher in seconds and air walk down the basement stairs to get the clothes from the dryer. I am usually done with my meal as my husband salting his potatoes.
I even let things slide. Sure you can unroll the toilet paper into the bathtub. And heck you can even eat it if that buys me some time. The baby often goes into his older sister’s room and plays which is great and last for at least 20 minutes.

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You can crawl through the swept up breakfast as long as I can get you before you start eating it. And you can go outside on a misty rainy day and play in the mud so I can finish cleaning the kitchen.

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Mornings are actually my favorite time of the day. I love bed head, I love coffee. I love how much time we actually spend in bed before getting up.

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I love morning naps and how fresh and happy the baby is after one.

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I am going to be a happy empty nester, but I do want to remember what it was like.  Hearing the pants of my baby boy’s breath as he crawls all over me. The sound of three year old feet on hardwood floors as they make their way to my bedroom. The taste of baby cereal left on your lips making sure it’s not to hot. The sound of a cheerio crunching under your feet.

So how about you-anything you let slide so you can finish something..?

Suzanne

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  1. Laura #
    March 28, 2012

    extra cuddles in bed do make the morning, yes?
    Life on warp speed! It’s amazing how your ability to multi-task goes from 0 to 60 isn’t it?!
    In our house, the toilet paper has come unrolled…baby powder has been emptied onto bedroom floors….once, the washable orange marker took a trip down the hallway wall…. (side note: whoever invented Crayola washable markers deserves sainthood, in my opinion). I find myself giving into more than I ever thought I would in an effort to finish a task. Love the b&w…

  2. March 28, 2012

    Love it!

    I often consider jumping in and weigh against the happiness or peace it is creating. Why struggle when you can drink in the magic of the moment and have some time to truly slow down…

  3. lisamac333 #
    March 28, 2012

    loved reading this…loved seeing these images…two in bed…head over heels for that one! i’m quite partial to red heads too!

    I miss these mornings with young kids…mine are 25 and 11…those days are gone…though i do still squeeze into bed some mornings with my red head…he’s okay with that for about 5 minutes…maybe that’s only because he can sleep an extra 5 minutes, but i love those moments and will remember them always.

  4. March 28, 2012

    Perfect. Just perfect. Right now, I just want coffee within my own walls.

  5. kathy #
    March 28, 2012

    I LOVE the teepee…how fun is that?! I let a lot of things slide in the morning. Letting my kids wear whatever their little hearts desire, so that I can make their lunches for school, is usually the most noticeable. My daughter has yet to find a pattern that doesn’t match. And well, my boy, as long as its his soft pants, he’s good.

  6. March 29, 2012

    You’ll miss that time crunch (which is probably little comfort right now). Our kids are 22 and 16–different era altogether.

    Sometime back I was wandering through the farmers’ market in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA when I heard a loud wailing. I looked up to see a young woman pushing an 18-month-old in a stroller. He was a having a full-on arch-your-back-and-scream meltdown. And she was weeping. I stepped up and asked if there was anything I could do (other than sympathize). She looked at me, tears running down her face, and cried, “I’ll never read another book again!”

    “Sure you will,” I said. “And you’ll even have time for yourself. It just doesn’t feel that way now.” I brought her a cup of coffee. We sat and talked for a bit while she took her kid out the stroller–he promptly fell asleep on her shoulder.

    Taxing time. At least you’re taking great pics. Ken

  7. April 5, 2012

    yes, to every thing you said.
    i let almost all of it slide as long as no one is getting hurt if i can get a chance to finish whatever it is i’m working on.
    and then i photograph the unrolled toilet paper. (seriously).

    i love the photo of them snuggling in bed.

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