Last week, after a really busy time with work, some late nights with Sarah getting up from sleep and an action-packed day on Saturday, I was incredibly appreciative of my husband for the chance to sleep in the following morning without having to request or make excuses.
For me, sleeping in late is around 8:00am. This time around I surprisingly rose close to 10:00am to find Daniel and Sarah packing up to go to the children's museum.
As much as I wanted to go with them I decided that what I really needed, and wanted, was some time to mentally wake up, find my desk under piles of magazines, mail and more from weeks of neglect (hence fewer blogs than usual) and time to put my head back on.
It was just enough time for me to ease into the day, which I don't normally do, and for me to move slowly without responsibility, and get done some of the tasks on my perpetual "To Do" list.
I am so thankful to have a partner who gives me the chance to unwind and decompress when I feel spent, who helps with the laundry and dishes, and Sarah's care.
It all means a great deal to me.
Thanks to the love of my life, and Sarah's daddy. She and I are both really lucky.
Communication is the most important component to any relationship. This is even more so the case for two people parenting a child or children. There can sometimes be communication break down and it's important to be mindful of each other's needs and wants. Sometimes parents and caregivers need a time-out or time off and it's okay to either ask for it directly or convey it as part of your regular dialogue so that it sometimes becomes an unspoken language well communicated and acted upon.
Thanks again to my wonderful husband Daniel.