My mom had a few more questions...
1) What is the one thing you miss the most that you enjoyed before you had kids? (Mine was being in the bathroom by myself--at least sometimes.)
Time to myself, to do whatever I want. I feel like even when the kids are sleeping, I have things I need to do that are related to them somehow (clean up, laundry, plan meals, grocery shop, plan Girl Scout stuff, etc), so I miss having time that is really truly mine. But I know someday I'll have it again and wish the kids were around, so I try to keep that in perspective.
2) Of all the household chores you do, is there one (or more) that you kind of like in spite of the work? (I like laundry; the clean clothes smell good.)
I like cleaning up after meals, because it feels finite: there are a certain amount of plates that need to get rinsed and put in the dishwasher and foods that need to go back in the fridge and then you're done. And that meal is done. It's not like picking up toys while a trail of toys is falling behind you, or doing laundry while 5 people are wearing clothes and getting them dirty. It's done...for at least 2 hours until you start the process again.
3) What book would you read if you had time? :-) (I liked "The Help" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.")
I saw the movie "The Help" (first movie I've seen in the theatre in years) and it was awesome, so I'd love to read that book. Brian is reading "Heaven is for Real" and says it's really interesting. I've always got a stack of books that I'd like to read that people have recommended...
I'm such a night owl that I am writing this past midnight and counting it as tomorrow's post. :) I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving.
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