Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So, every night around this time (10:30) I tell myself "You should go to bed." But, you know what Self says back??? "No." And you know why? Because Self is thinking "The house is quiet. No one needs anything or wants anything. The mommy guilt is asleep, along with Thing 1, Thing 2 and Baby Person, and I can do anything I want. That means I don't want to go to bed." This is a very different scenario from earlier in the day. There is a period from 2:00 to 3:30 in the afternoon where I would give up my eyelashes for a nap. But at night??? I can do whatever my heart desires.
So what if that's staying up to watch Wedding Singer? (Again.)
So what if it's listening to NPR podcasts on my computer?
So what if it's cleaning the kitchen and scraping Ramen noodles off the floor?
So what if it's lifting weights or doing a workout video?
So what if it's eating handfuls of chocolate chips without having to share?
The hours of 10:00 pm to 1:00 am are MINE. All MINE.
Unless, of course Baby Person wakes up, in which case I'm suddenly exhausted and the Spouse should come out here and feed her.
So, does anyone else out there have a favorite time of day???? And what do you do, during that time?