Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Naptime

Shhh...

One in my arms cuddled up under a blanket, such a sweet expression on her tiny face. The other, a big boy in his own chair, slowly nodding until his heavy eyes gave up. 15 minutes of Barney & Friends did the trick. Even I caught a few winks - unintentional, but nice just the same. What mom couldn't use a little nap now and again? (Okay, every day, sometimes twice a day. I'll take what I can get.)

Anyway, now it's naptime, or as I like to think of it, me-time. Sometimes, me-time means dishes or laundry, a quick read or TV show, or - Hallelujah! - a shower all by myself. For today's me-time, I chose to just watch and listen to the peace in the house. The living room's actually clean. Ahhh. I have the two most precious gifts right here beside me, content and warm and loved. Ahhh. It feels really good.

Especially compared to the craziness outside the house today, with such a momentous decision before our country as it is Election Day.

But inside the house, it feels like peace.

Oh wait, I hear the call. Naptime's over a little too soon. "Mommy?" Such a soft little voice. He's up and out of the chair now. Walking to me with diaper sagging and arms held up high.

"Did you have a good rest?" I whisper in his ear like always.

Blue eyes sparkle as he replies, "Uh-huh." I get a hug, a kiss and a grin.

3 comments:

jess_higg said...

your babies are without a doubt the most precious gifts, sagging diapers and all. and you are a wonderful friend and sister! and you deserve your me-time! i love you!

jessicalauren said...

i love you and your sagging-diapered babies more than you'll ever know! you are a very talented writer and a beautiful woman! i love reading these!

Leah Sellers said...

Thanks Sister! In the words of Kai-lan, "You make my heart feel super happy!"