Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Five Minutes Peace
I have just enjoyed a small miracle... both of the girls were sleeping at the same time! I put Emma down for a nap, and then commenced to nurse Sophie. Sophia fell asleep while eating and I ever-so-carefully laid her in her swing. She stayed asleep... for five whole minutes. During those precious minutes, the house as silent. I was free to do anything I wanted. I could go to the bathroom now! Or quick finish sewing the mitten I had been working on for days. I could even enjoy a little bowl of ice cream. I did all three. Then midway through the third bite of creamy goodness, I heard a whimper, which quickly gave way to all out wailing. Those five minutes to myself are now the wonderful memory that will get me through the rest of the day.