I came to a realization last week. On days I’m home with him, Bruno acts out the most, causing me to feel like a screaming banshee whose son is constantly trying to subvert her, when I try and get chores done. It’s about the attention.
So today, I’m trying to spend time with him and then I’ll do dishes and clean up when he naps.
Problem: we are watching Sesame Street and he’s being a very good boy. But! As I sit here with him I’m getting very sleepy which means I’ll be more likely to decide to take a nap when the boy naps leaving my kitchen in shambles from yesterday’s Easter baking project. Also I’ve seen these installments of Abby’s Flying Fairy School and Super Grover 2.0 at least 1/2 a dozen times each which isn’t helping my drowsiness. And we all know what happens when I doze during Sesame Street.
The old me would not think twice about a choice between cleaning and hanging out with a loved one. But I’ve learned in the past few years that I feel so much better, about myself and in general, when I at least try a little bit to keep things tidy (turning 30 has its drawbacks).
So I guess my conundrum is: how do I get one of you to come clean my house while I nap later?