1. Sleeping. At random times during the day I’ll think about hiding in my bed under my blankets and enjoying an uninterrupted sleep for as long as I darn well please. When you’re a mom with young kids, sleep is as desirable as relaxing on a tropical island beach. Especially sleep that involves the kids sleeping in their own beds (NOT wanting to sleep between mommy and daddy, pushing you to the very edge and getting kicked throughout the night).
2. Snuggling under a blanket with a book, in a clean room with candles lit. I have a huge stack of books I’ve been wanting to read for the longest time, but by the time I’m done reading Dora and Fancy Nancy and Curious George books to the kids and then finally get them to sleep each night, I’m so tired that I end up just flipping through one or two and then turning off the light.
3. The kids getting along for an entire day. Notice a theme of peace and quiet here? A typical day involves lots of everything with the kids – laughter, playing, running around, then of course – fighting. Usually it’s Thor pulling Heidi’s hair or driving his toy cars into her princess castle followed by crying, calls for “Mom!” and footsteps running my way. Other times it’s both of them hitting each other and then crying, calls for “Mom!” and even more footsteps running my way. How nice it would be to see them enjoying each other’s company for an entire day. A mom can dream… [Read more…]