But with Stella, my first baby, coming I wanted to start some traditions. I knew it wasn't going to be easy. In fact, the only thing I do consistently is take a shower, go to work, go grocery shopping, walk my Blue dog:( and of course update my blog (my me time.)
My first idea was church. Then there was my alarm going off at 8:30 this morning. Every day of the week I have to iron clothes and be somewhere. Our clothes were still wet in the wash and before church started it became an obligation. Even my alarm clock needs a break once in a while! Church - out. What about a sit down dinner? Last week I cooked a couple of dinners, chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and cauliflower, organic chocolate cake for dessert. . . and I found myself sitting and eating by myself in front of the T.V. My chef hubby was still busy working in his own kitchen. Hmmm dinner-out. Yoga, you can probably guess how that went. This tradition thing was starting to make me feel like a failure. Then the argument in my head started. "How am I going to take care of a kid without even being able to commit to one new thing?" Thank god my voice of reason is pretty reasonable and very good at sticking up for me. "I do a lot and now on top of everything and you want to make a New Year's Resolution in the middle of October?"
This morning, I realized there is something we do every week anyways that I don't have to add to my schedule. Something I enjoy doing and haven't missed one week! Sunday brunch. I get to do all my favorite things, sleep in (which will change with Stella), eat, talk, and somewhere in there all the forgotten dishes get done and put away pretty painlessly. So here it is. . . our Stella's Sunday Brunch.
On the menu today: organic pancakes with organic raspberries and strawberries and real maple syrup yum.
|from my iPhone. . . Maybe Stella can help dad cook one day!|
|from my iPhone. . . Nothing says Sunday like a beautiful brunch!|
As I start my family are there any easy traditions that you share with your family that you could share with me? We bloggers are overachievers by nature! What's a tradition that helps you relax with the fam?