That's a word I wouldn't have used to describe my last two maternity leaves. But this one?
I am content.
I have had to adjust a lot of things since Lincoln was born. My biggest adjustment? Letting go and enjoying the moment.
We've been reading more books. Having more movie nights. And playing more games.
It's ok that there is a streak of milk on the counter or a load of laundry waiting upstairs. I am trying to let go. The boys will only be this age once … lets enjoy it because before we know it … we will be sitting here alone in an empty house.
I bought a new pair of tennis shoes and have worn them nearly every day. With Lululemon. My feet have appreciated the break. Comfort has come first.
Fall is my favorite season. Every year as November approaches I am a bit sad that it went too fast. Not this year. We started celebrating in September and have visited more Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches that I can count. This year … for the first time … I can say that I got my fill of Fall. (Can I please pack up the Halloween decorations yet?)
Yesterday may have been one of my favorite days yet of leave. Instead of rushing around to do things after we got Big Brother on the bus … well, Lincoln and I sat on the couch, had another cup of coffee and watched Scandal. For two hours. That's unheard-of in my book.
|Leisurely trips to Anthropologie|
Three weeks left … soak it up.
Update: I hope you like reading Mommy Erica! I am going to stop posting links to new stories on my Facebook page as often as I have been (I'll still post big ones … like parties!).
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