I love mornings. I love waking up to face the day with a big bowl of organic, free-range lucky charms and a steaming cup of the good stuff. I love the way it makes me feel after a great night of uninterrupted sleep; alive, alert, renewed! I ask myself: What can I do with this day!
Usually I start by making a list. A color coordinated list. Then I slip on my skinny jeans, Anthropologie shirt, and get down to business. I tackle the housework, wash the baby’s smelly parts, practice the piano, iron and fold the laundry, and reorganize my kitchen cupboards.
Lunch is a no brainer. I eat a banana and the baby eats the same. We sit and smile at each other. He never cries.
Once he’s down for his daily three hour afternoon nap, I get out my yoga mat and do whatever you’re supposed to do on a yoga mat. I thoughtfully answer emails, work on my book, pay the bills, knit… Sometimes I allow myself to read in my spare time; since I’m a stay-at-home mom, I have a lot of it.
When the baby is up and fed, he sits quietly on the floor and arranges his toys alphabetically while I start a dinner usually consisting of lentils. Before my husband gets home, I make sure to slip into something aesthetically pleasing and style my hair accordingly. I use hairspray.
After dinner we sit around the table and talk about important things while the baby listens attentively. We use words like suppositionally and pontificate. It just happens.
When the baby falls asleep I clean up the dishes, tidy the house, and study my camera manual. I never turn on the TV. When it’s time for bed, I brush my teeth for a full three minutes and then fall into a deep, 8 hour sleep until morning.
And that’s how we do it here in the Baer house. The End.