The nine month sleep regression is upon Sahara’s household, and God help us, please don’t last long. It’s iike I have a newborn again. In effort to look on the positive, as I am intentional about doing when it pertains to my Wee One, I’m going to find 10 good things about being up so much during the night. Just call me Pollyanna.
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday focuses on characters I would name future children after. Little mini-mes and mini-Cohibas.
Every now and again, we have one experience that is either awful or wonderful, and then have a completely opposite experience the second time. I’ve had that several times of flipping my opinion of something pretty suddenly, and this Top Ten Tuesday is going to focus on that.
I don’t read as much as I want to anymore. (Pshaw – thanks, Wee One! 😉 But I want to be, and I want to be a good writer, something that is helped by reading good books. I should want to finish the books on this list. They just don’t engage me. I try to finish them, and I could force my eyes to the page and force my mind to stay focused on it. But that is valuable reading time, (something I get so little of these days), and do I really want to spend it on something I have to *force* myself to do?
Who doesn’t like music, right? And some songs a little more than others. Then it happens that the song that was so awesome and catchy just becomes… tired. Then sometimes, it moves from tired to eye-rolling. Finally, from eye-rolling to “Dear God, not again!” (Oh yeah, sorry this is late. Life with a baby)
This a just a list of a few things that stand out to me as different. Not wrong or bad, just things I’m not used to as a Midwesterner.
Anecdotal blogs and articles list ways to know you’re a parent or a mother, and they’re usually ironic and sometimes a little poignant. I don’t know if this will be, but I have my own list with many things I hadn’t considered before.
For the first time in my life, I’m living outside of Missouri and I am surprised to find these 10 things I miss about my home state. I’m not talking about things like my friends or family, because that’s obvious, but things I completely didn’t expect. These are not in any particular order:
Last week I made a list of things I can do one-handed, specifically, while holding a child. While I was doing that, I also thought of things I could not do.
As you read these, remember I’ve tried every one.
I recently began a new career as a stay at home mother with a two month old and I spend a lot of time with her in my arms. Necessity is the mother of invention, and out of necessity, I have become proficient at accomplishing a number of tasks one-handed. Lest you wonder what’s possible, I have taken the liberty of writing them down for you! They’re backward in order of approximate difficulty: