And I’m not talkin’ about Mom’s having radar. I’m talking about how children ALWAYS seem to know when I particularly wish to accomplish or experience something, and right then, right there, is when a crises occurs. They have Mom radar. It is constantly monitoring my state of relaxation, AND my position within the house. When the moment strikes, they are notified, and they rise to the occasion to rectify the serious injustice, (and universal imbalance) of a Mom who has had one second too many to do something by herself or for herself.
It happens often, where the children are sleeping, down for their nap, and I go to eat a snack. I pick up said snack, move to place it in my mouth, and JUST THEN, as I am about to go to chocolate heaven and be released from insanity that only motherhood can provide… Someone yelps!
I peek into the room in which they are napping, everyone is breathing quietly, eyes closed. Hmmm, wonder what that was? oh well, I’m not wasting my time! Lift chocolate to mouth…
What the hey?!
I look into the living room again to see the baby, Ava, looking slightly disgruntled and very awake. Why is it that TODAY when EVERYONE is sleeping, she chooses to ONLY take a 1/2 hour nap? *sigh* shove chocolate into mouth, have a 30 second zen moment, and go rescue baby. Can’t enjoy it fully today, maybe tomorrow! HA! No such luck…