Happy mothers' day, everyone! this time last year I was sick as could be and my friend Kate was dropping around a package of sweets and dayglow chips. This year Raf is with us and we had a super day. I am not the most confident person in the world, as my friends will attest, but I do feel pretty comfortable in how we're parenting. And even though much of what we do goes against conventional norms - cosleeping, no crying it out, and more - I feel really good about the decisions we're making. I think, for me, doing things differently would feel counter intuitive so we're happily - if tiredly - going along feeling our way as we do.
And today was a great day. I'm totally bogged down in work right now, so we couldn't do a lot, especially as leave for the UK on Thursday for a trip to see family, but I got up early to do a bit of work and then, when Rich and Raf got up, we went out for breakfast. We had to drive around for an hour as Raf fell asleep, but it was nice because he was well rested and not so grumpy. We went to O'Naturals in Falmouth, and we had some lovely food, including tempeh scramble, fruit, and sweet pannini. Raf enjoyed strawberries and melon... and other stuff which fell on the floor (after he threw it there).
Yep, he can make a mess!
When we got home Rich and Raf had both fallen asleep in the car, so out there they napped for almost an hour! But when they came inside I was treated to some lovely cards, a book - In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (Rich had remembered that I had wanted to read this), a pencil case (I LOVE stationary!) and an absolutely beautiful necklace and earings made by a local artisan. (must take pics)
This evening, though, we all went on a family run. I wasn't feeling the running love before we went out as I was so tired, but we had a wonderful run. After 3 miles we came home, Rich grabbed the dogs, and we headed back out. The pups can't run for too long so I ran another loop and we met up and ran the final half mile again together. Perfect ending to the day.
Getting ready to go!
Rich and the pups running to catch up with us.
Someone fell asleep by the end!