Last week Jeff was out of town for a couple of days, so I had my first taste of parenting three little boys all alone. It was a mildly crazy, chaotic day, but I survived. When at last I had two boys asleep for the night and one settled and asleep for his standard 2 hours or so, I found myself in a quiet house surrounded by the messes of the day. Instead of taking the time to straighten up or fold laundry, I made myself a big bowl of ice cream--and by bowl I mean the carton (um, yeah, losing that baby weight is going to start tomorrow), and sat down to sew.
With Joshua Radin playing on the ipod (thx Lis!), and the cool Oregon breeze coming through the window, I was in a little bit of heaven. But I think that's what should happen at the end of a day like that. Kids are where they should be--resting up to start all over tomorrow, and mamas are where they should be--doing something that makes them happy.
Here is what was started in that session (and finished in the days to follow):
- Hats for my friend Amy who is going through chemotherapy right now. (thanks for asking me to make them, Amy!)
- A new laptop cover for me like the one I made for Jeff
- Striped sling made of a lighter, more breathable fabric than my other one for the hot days when all Henry and I do is sweat all over each other