In no way, shape or form am I pregnant. Or even trying to get pregnant. (Though I must admit, if a little one came along I wouldn’t be the least bit disappointed.) Inspired by a post by Kathleen over at Project M, I’m trying to enjoy our childless days to the fullest. I’m not making a list of all the things I’d like to do before baby comes along, but rather I’m consciously enjoying the moments that may become less frequent in the future:
- Having the house stay clean after I pick up. Or, if it doesn’t, I know there’s no one to blame but myself.
- Leaving out nick knacks, keeping small objects lying about, and generally not worrying about anything in our household being swallowed.
- Cooking meals based on adult tastes that I really enjoy.
- Waiting until the last minute to do… well… anything. Leave for the dentist, grocery shop, go on a date.
- Meeting up with friends whenever, wherever we’d like. No babysitters to rely on, no sick child to stay home for.
- Sleeping on a very regular schedule – going to bed at the same time, having an uninterrupted rest, and waking up at the same time every day.
- Reading books for an hour at a time.
- Listening to my Playaway while I clean.
- Eating dinner late in the evening.
- Staying at work until I’m finished, or at least until I’m ready to stop for the day, even if it’s hours after the school day ends.
- Focusing on my Happiness Project.
- Taking the opportunity to be selfish once in a while. (What an awful thing to enjoy, right?)
- Shopping at a leisurely pace.
- Blogging uninterrupted whenever I please.
I could make a list about about twenty times as long about all of the wonderful reasons I’d love to have a child, but I think if I focus on enjoying the era that I’m living in, I’ll be happier (and so will my husband!). I really do need to focus on my happiness project, as I mentioned above, since I do have the time. I’m getting a bit lax on it, particularly this month. So here I go to get my tush in gear for a walk, as I’m supposed to focus on staying fit. Not a stellar workout, but certainly a start!