Wednesday, December 17, 2008
There hasn't been a night in several weeks that has been as perfect as tonight...
...no one has to go to a practice (except Christmas choir, which we are skipping b/c of the weather)
...there is no homework to be done (except Annie's extra credit report, but she's a 6th grader, she can handle that)
...the teacher gifts are wrapped (no exceptions there), as are most of the other Christmas gifts
This is THE perfect night for playing "Mommy's legs are broken and she can't get off the couch."
Yes, there is laundry to be folded (about 3 loads). There are dishes to be done. There are Christmas cards to be addressed. But not tonight. The only effort I intend to exert tonight is scrolling, clicking and typing. Oh, and breathing. This is my Christmas season gift to myself.
And so here I am. Favorite red-checked fleece blanket tucked around my legs, pillow behind me, laptop resting on my, well duh...lap. We're watching a Muppet Christmas movie and I am NOT going to move.
I just sent the boys upstairs to get their jammies on -- by themselves. Without me. And if they come back downstairs wearing dinosaur bottoms and penguin tops, so be it. Because I am not getting off the couch.
In fact, since school's only in session until about 11am tomorrow, I'm going to let Robbie watch the movie until he falls asleep in the chair. And when Mike returns home, I'll have him carry the boy up to bed. Because I am not getting of the couch.
Maybe I'll even sleep here tonight, cuddled up in my cocoon safe away from snoring husbands (ok, he might argue that I'm the real auditory offender) and wandering children.
O Perfect Nite for being a snuggled in, warmed up, logged on Mommy who is not getting off the couch.