Before baby, our Sundays have always been the same. Wake up whenever, make a nice big breakfast (or brunch), turn some music on (usually big band or jazz), and just do…nothing. After baby things did change, but we are managing to return to our traditional lazy day with a few changes. We have only done this three weekends, but so far it has been working and I hope to continue this routine as long as possible.
- · Alternate Turns Sleeping In. This has been SO lovely. I alternate sleeping in on Sundays with Brian. The boy usually gets up anywhere between 6:30 and 7:30, so to be able to sleep until 10:00 or so is such a huge break. I just realized how much my definition of "sleeping in" has changed.
- · Plan Ahead. It's such a simple concept, but not one we normally put into practice on our traditional Sundays. I mean, not planning was part of the beauty of it all. But I have since realized that with a little bit of thinking ahead, our lazy Sundays can be re-created to some extent.
Take today, for instance. It was my day to sleep in, but I wanted to try this coffee cake recipe I saw online. So, I made it last night and let it set in the refrigerator. Brian put it in the oven and I woke up to an amazing breakfast. Take into account the pouring rain outside (with 30 second hail storm) and the sleeping baby, and you have the perfect leisurely morning. Our Sundays aren't all like this, but we are figuring out the timing to where we do get some downtime.
Ironically, Sunday afternoons usually turn out to be pretty productive. Maybe it's because of the additional help with the boy, maybe it's all the extra sleep and coffee. Even as I type this, I've got a to-do list a half page long of things I want to get done today. But then again…
…Equals me sitting on the couch wasting time just a little while longer:)