This afternoon is nothing out of the ordinary- I sit here tickling Mr. Baby as Muffin sleeps in the next room. A sleep, I might add, came only after an hour of "MOMMY MOMMY!" "I need (fill in the blank)!" Thank God for the new gate across her door. Now I can get something done while she takes her own (albeit long) journey to sleepy time. She even makes it back to her bed now. It didn't used to be like this. I sleep trained her at the ripe age of 2 months to fall asleep when I lay her down awake. She took naps like a champ until recently, when she decided that she wanted to drop her nap at 2 1/2. She's not quite ready for this, as we experience around 4:00 on a no-nap day. Daddy Man always knows when he comes home to a napless daughter- all he has to do is look at me. Anyhow, we are learning a new system.
I'm always looking for ways my family can be more healthy- physically, mentally, spiritually- and have enjoyed following Cindy's blog. She has inspired me to try new things like making my own cultured mayonaise, ginger ail, and butter. Currently my cream is culturing on the counter, waiting for my first attempt at homemade cultured butter. Future projects on my list are making my own yogurt and bread. How do I have the time with a 2 1/2 year old, 8 month old, and a bun in the oven (due in July)? I have know idea. But when you stop doing things out of a performance mentality (goal: to be a good wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter), and start doing things out of love (goal: to love your husband, kids, friends, family) it makes things a whole lot more enjoyable. This recent revelation has improved my life, and my attitude!
As both Muffin and Mr. Baby are crying, I have to cut this short, but I look forward to sharing my journey with you!!