While you were sleeping

Baby is asleep… Finally!!!  Quickly, do something! This is the time you have to yourself! Make it count! Do something for you! A mom is to rest when the baby is taking a nap they say!

I slowly remove my finger away from her palm and replace it with the leg of her teddy bear… I get up as slowly as I can…

Maybe I could write a little, or maybe just browse the long forgotten internet… Oh! Maybe I should do some stretching, my back hurts like hell!

I go to the toilet. Can an adult forget to pee? The answer is no, unless they have a baby!

I walk past the kitchen and remember that I have to make her puree for the next days. Yes, I should just do that first, it’s next to impossible when she’s awake.

I quickly peel and chop in very small pieces potatoes and brokkoli (mmmm she’s gonna love that-not!) and let them cook. Ok, I think, this will go fast! Maybe I can fold and put away the laundry in the mean time.

I run to the bathroom. I open the door of the washing machine and take out the clothes. Oh how happy I am to have a washing machine/dryer!!! It’s made my life so much easier! I think I cried a little the first time I saw our clothes washed and dried in only 3 hours!

I throw the clothes on the bed and fold them. Hmm wait… I should probably run the washing machine again, there’s a mountain of towels and sheets in the laundry beans.

I quickly check on her. She’s now laying sideways hugging her teddy bear. Yes! Still asleep!

I take the dirty laundry and set on the washing machine/technological miracle again…

I run to the kitchen, again… I drain the brokkoli and potatoes and put them in the mixer. No, wait, there’s no space for everything here, I’ll have to do this in two rounds. I pour some water and margarin in the mix, take the mixer and run to another room because I know the sound will wake her up. I think that I don’t need to go to the gym, I have a baby!!

Damn! This is too watery, hmmm, ok I’ll make the next batch firmer and mix them together before splitting in portions.

I feel like I’m running out of time! I run to the kitchen, yet again… I repeat the process, only with less water in the mixture this time. I split into portions and do the dishes.

Now I can chill. Yes, now I can chill! Maybe some internet browsing, I don’t think there’s time for much more. I sit on the couch put my feet up and get a sip of my coffee. I breathe deeply and exhale…

I take my laptop, lift the lid and type my password. I hear something. I get up and see that she’s wide awake and on her tummy. She’s reaching for her book. She sees me, waits a second and then smilles at me as widely as it’s humanly possible. I melt… I lift her up and kiss her, she curls up inside my arms.

«Well, I think we should change your diaper and feed you» I say, «ta ta» she replies. I give her another kiss and we go to her bedroom…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Well, I can totally relate to that.. especially the melting!!

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    1. I see it, I’m reading your posts! Something so ordinary that is at the same time so magical!!! You write beautifully Sajitha!

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      1. True…Love your writing as well Eleni. Nice meeting you…I think there is something about the common baby diaper changes, that connects deeply ☺️☺️

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