And just like that, in a flash, the holidays are over. Back to normal.
And by â€˜normal,â€™ I meanâ€¦ well, you know.
Do you have an established morning routine? I was thinking this morning how much I love our current little routine. Of course, it seems to change every other month as Henry grows, but we have a really nice little pattern in the mornings.
I hear Henry moving around on the monitor (or sometimes, I wake up immediately before he does â€“ I swear we are psychically connected like that), and I quickly change into sweat pants and head into the kitchen to heat up a bottle and get my coffee. I troop upstairs just as heâ€™s starting to really want out of his crib, we say hello (â€œDid you have a nice sleepy?â€), and I change his diaper and outfit. We sit in his beautiful little nursery, and he has his bottle. Then, he plays with his toys and eats his books while I pump and either check e-mails on my phone, listen to NPR, or brainstorm future nursery ideas (this is my new hobby even though I am so not ready for #2 anytime soon). We come downstairs and feed the dogs and cat. Itâ€™s so nice and simple! Now that Henry is sleeping through the night, I donâ€™t even mind being the one to deal with the morning stuff. And thatâ€™s saying something!
Eventually, I get to eat, too!
Stovetop banana oatmeal:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup water
Toppings: chia seeds, coconut, brown sugar, cashews
It sure is gross outside today. Hereâ€™s to hoping there is a little sun later.
Thought of the Day:
â€œCelebrate what you want to see more of.â€ – Tom Peters