March 28, 2012 by Gina
Today was a luxurious day…at least to me. Here’s the definition of luxurious according to Wikipedia’s dictionary:
My day today fell into both of these definitions; it was extremely comfortable and enjoyable and self-indulgent. What did I do today?
Well, Brian was home today which always makes things easier – another two hands to help wrangle the kids! Brian got up with both boys and I stayed in bed – I didn’t necessarily fall back to sleep but I rested and didn’t have to get out of bed. When I did get out of bed, I had homemade pancakes and tea waiting for me on the table! Brian also took Finn on a fieldtrip with Finn’s daycare today and helped chaperone the other 22 preschoolers. They were gone all morning so Getty and I had the morning to ourselves. Getty took a 90 minute nap so I indulged in watching a “What Not To Wear” episode on tv while finishing up some burp cloths. I also got some work done for my Daisy Blue business and Getty “helped” organize the sample lotions for me.
When Brian and Finn came home, we all had a nice lunch of sandwiches, chips and apples together. I read Finn some books and then we took a nap together in the guest bed in Finn’s room. We were cozy and warm. Finn actually fell asleep and I rested for about 45 minutes before heading upstairs to take a long, hot shower without ANY interruptions. That by itself is a luxury! Getty was asleep too – Brian and I could hardly believe that both boys were napping at the same time! That never happens! Then I decided to give myself a mini-pedicure, read some magazines, do laundry and finish up some work for my MOMS Club. The boys woke up, I made dinner while Brian entertained the kids and we ate a good dinner of “cheesy pie” and a great salad with strawberries and peppers.
Luxurious? To me it was a luxurious and relaxing day. I felt comfortable, rested and happy and our day was absent of meltdowns and struggles (without giving in to the demands of an almost 3 year old). Before having kids this day would have seemed mundane to me, let alone luxurious. I would have considered a night out at a nice restaurant with wine and friends, maybe a weekend trip somewhere with my girlfriends or a few hours at the spa as part of a luxurious day. Not anymore! A few minutes to myself and the day spent with my family without a thought about the past or present is now a luxury.
It’s all about perspective and attitude! Today was a perfect day in my mind and I knew it as I experienced it. I’m not always present in my day to day activities. I get ahead of myself alot – thinking about what lies ahead. But today, I was happy to enjoy the day as it unfolded! Of course, it helped that both boys napped for two hours at the same time!!