Archive for October 2009

Peaceful afternoon

October 22, 2009

Somehow I actually managed to get Xavier to take a nap today!  I’m not sure how I did (I suspect a small amount of withcraft was involved) but I’m SO glad I did!  I needed rest even more than I needed sleep.  Sometimes my body just craves lying down and being still and just…recharging alone with my thoughts.

While X was napping I had Maya sitting on the couch reading.  It keeps her occupied and quiet and I would really like for her to love it as much as I did as a kid.  I think I spent most of my childhood with my nose buried deep in a book.  I attribute that to my mother who was always reading and was always trying to find books that I would like.

With the older kids occupied I laid down in bed with the baby.  I remember when Maya was born and I would just spend hours staring at her and marveling at this wonderful new life I had created.  With Xavier I didn’t do that nearly as much.  Life seems so busy now that I don’t get to do that as often as I’d like so I devoted my “nap time” to “getting acquainted with my baby time”.  Maddox and I just laid there, tummy to tummy, staring into each others eyes.  He cooed and squirmed like crazy and I just watched him look around and discover his world.  It was pretty much the best way to spend an afternoon!