Thursday, December 30, 2010


cool painting

Have I told you the hubs has this week off? It has been heaven. We've been taking turns getting up with Meredith so one of us can sleep in. We've taken naps and lounged around reading. Every morning we've had something delicious for breakfast- hashbrown quiche, waffles, pancakes cinnamon rolls. We've laid on the floor playing with our girl watching her try to crawl, start saying "mamamama" and not "dadadada" much to the hubs' disappointment. We watched The Town and have generally been having one of the best weeks of my life. My favorite part of this week though has been the conversation.

Since Meredith's birth I have felt my brain get mushy. When Chris gets home from work sometimes all I have the energy for is a quick recap of the day and then I want to read or peruse the internet. But this week we have had great conversation. We have talked about friendships- those that have brought us joy this year and those that have left us feeling disappointed. We have talked about jobs, where Chris wants his career to go. We have discussed travel and the desire to be somewhere warm. We have talked about how we view my job of being a stay at home mom- while it's something we value greatly, many people have a different view. It's the first time we have sat on the couch or at our dining room table and just talked. And not just talked about the baby. I feel refreshed. And just like this picture suggests, I feel a little more color in my life.



Em {orange + barrel} said...

I am so happy that you had a restorative week! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

that week sounds like heaven. And also, I think it's wonderful that you are able to stay home with Meredith. One day she will be so grateful for that. I know if I had the option, I would stay home with Madi. Don't let others views on it discourage you. This works for you guys and therefore it is best for your family. You are a magnificent mom :)

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