Do you hear that? No of course not seeing as you aren’t sitting in my dinning room listening to my toddler cry that it’s nap time. Mind you we do this everyday after lunch. So you’d think he’d know it was coming. Nope, he doesn’t each day is like the first time. Though today it seems he’s settled right down to sleep. Which was nicer than the day he took a BITE OUT OF HIS CRIB….yeah I bought covers real quick for the side rails after that one (already had one for the front rail).
Anyway, he goes in his crib now until 4 and I do things like write, fold laundry, or even catch a nap myself. It’s good times (except the crying part). So today I thought I’d write, check the calendar (update appointments), gasp, maybe read! I haven’t read a book since January and that was a graphic novel. In fact I still have two more books in the set to finish. Maybe a cup of tea, some chocolate and reading will have to happen before I catch an hour of zzz’s. Then it’s snack time, and all the playing until bed.
It’s funny some of my friends didn’t think I’d last three months staying home with my little guy. Sure it can be isolating as I don’t drive. But we have friends and family willing to take us out to play places or just to hang so that helps. Plus it’s been pretty nice the last few days so I’ve started taking him for morning walks through the neighborhood or to run an errand at the pharmacy up the street.
But back to my first point. Here I am a day shy of 14 months at home with my son and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s a joy to watch as he plays with his toys or stops to dance to music playing on a show or the iPod. The love and affection he gives without prompting almost makes my heart burst. Sure he can be a little stink sometimes and yes some nights he needs him momma or daddy to get back to sleep. That being said I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Though it is nice to do the freelance work that helps kick in for bills and other things too. But thats for tomorrow’s nap.
It’s been…I can’t even tell you how long since I’ve written here. But I plan (hahahaha) to be better about it. Seeing as the toddler is
napping talking to himself in his crib I thought I’d take the time to update y’all on life so far.
SproutCroft hit the one year mark on January 1st! They really mean it when they say time flies. Heck I still remember taking him home thinking how the hell are we going to take care of this tiny person? But seeing as he’s still kicking and growing like a weed the hubbins and did something right! Go us! In fact he’s to that fun stage where he repeats everything and I do mean everything! His favorite word is “sauce”, short for applesauce….yep we have to spell it out or he starts sounding like one of those seagulls from ‘Finding Nemo’ but instead of “MINE?” your hear “SAUCE?”. It’s hilarious unless it isn’t time for sauce.
As for me? I got that nasty cold that lingers for two weeks or turns into something else. Well, in my case it turned into a sinus infection first. THEN bronchitis with a side of fractured rib. It’s not been fun times chasing around a toddler and dealing with that. Serious downside to the whole stay at home mom life…NO sick days at all. Unless dada is home and even then rest time is limited.
I’m also slowly launching my social media assistance business. What is it I do? Read through these questions and find out! Does connecting with your customers via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) take time away from your business? Need help setting up, using, or managing these accounts? What about promoting your brand/business? Do you use MailChimp or Constant Contact but need assistance in setting up mailings/newsletters? Does your business website have a blog, but no content? Need another set of eyes to proof your content prior to publishing?
If you need help with any of these things let me know in the comments and we can talk. Oh and I also need a name for this business… Current ideas include Geeky Momma Social Media and that’s about it. So put those thinking caps on and help a gal out!