My spring break has been great so far. Not much relaxation time or book reading. This is only a "break from school" for me. I'm usually a full-time mom and teacher. Balancing my time is difficult, but I find ways to manage. (Basically, I prioritize and I have learned to let some things go.)
However, during a long break, such as this week, I'm a full time mom. All. Day. Long. There are no breaks when you have two active three year olds who are currently working on potty training (with some success!) and decide not to nap at home.
So, having the extra help around the house has been a gift. Thank you to Grammy and Grumpy Grampy - new names the girls have adopted for Grandma and Grandpa. They love to get a reaction, so they like to use the new names! (Side note: Grandpa is not always grumpy.)
For the second time this week, Grandma was able to get the girls to nap. (Hallelujah!)
What to do with this precious time? (My mind races with ideas.)
I hopped online. Read a few slices. Checked Pinterest. Scanned my email.
I felt like I haven't read a book throughout March, so I grabbed a small stack of books I just picked up from the library. I snuggled onto the couch under a blanket, and picked up this new adorable friendship favorite:
Betsy shared Someday and used it as a mentor text for a slice. I picked up this book and Spinelli's newest picture book - another perfect mentor text for writing:
|Someday by Eileen Spinelli|
|When No One is Watching by Eileen Spinelli|
And waiting in the wings, at Christy's recommendation, was
I was able to quickly devour the three picture books, but then I decided to take advantage of the peace and quiet.
I set the books aside, snuggled further under the blanket, and closed my eyes.
It was the perfect nap.
Thank you Grammy for allowing all three of your girls to take it easy and rest while you were busy in the kitchen, go-go-doing, baking, cleaning on your vacation!
It was a day full of gifts: help with the girls and around the house, books, and a nap.
Still waiting to be read? Those words I left in the dust.