Today was one of them days. So much so that I played this song for McCoy while we danced around the kitchen, trying to distract him until bedtime.
We woke up early. Well before he did. By the time I saw his smiling face at 7 a.m., I’d worked out, done my quiet time and washed my hair. And conditioned! As I sipped my coffee and he played with his blocks before breakfast, I thought, YES, it was going to be one of those amazingly productive days. But, alas, it was not.
He took short naps, even though he needed long ones. His teeth were hurting and not even a sunshiney walk did the trick, which is a sign because outside is his favorite place. I had a big list of to-dos for his naps (file our taxes! Ship Letter Project candles! Catch up on emails!), but those things slowly slipped away. At bedtime, I tried to snuggle him, but he actually reached for his crib. If he could, I think he would have asked me to put him down and hand him lambie, please.
One of the things having a baby has taught me is to hold every day loosely. The control I once had was really just perception. Or a different season? Maybe both. These days are never the same and each one holds the potential for going totally as planned, or running completely off course. With that in mind, I decided to make a list of the things that always make me feel like I’m winning at life, even when I have almost nothing to show for it :)
A perfect avocado.
Recycling. I know, like, everyone should be doing this. But it still makes me feel like a good person when I drop that milk carton in the green bin.
When I wake up and hot coffee is waiting for me. God bless Chris Saxon.
Cutting all of McCoy’s finger and toe nails. All 20!
Getting in bed before 9:30.
Zero emails in my inbox.
When we actually meal prep. It’s like the fridge fairy filled it up with hummus and pre-cut carrots.
McCoy’s freshly shampooed head. Best smell in the world.
When McCoy takes a shockingly long nap.