Every mom has something that she likes to do in peace. From talking with other moms, I’ve found that most would say taking a shower, going to the bathroom, checking their email, or completing a household chore would be things they like to do without interruption. While I feel that all of these things are equally important, my top thing to do would not be one of these.
If I had to pick one thing to be able to do in peace, without a toddler tugging at my leg or listening to redundant whining, it would be, without a doubt, eating.
I have always been the type of person that never wanted to share a meal with anyone. What can I say? I order what I want and I intend to eat all of it! Don’t let my size fool you – I have quite the ferocious appetite. I am however, a very fast eater. Ten minutes is all I need! (I know, not the healthiest thing. I’m sure if I slowed down, I wouldn’t eat as much as I do.) I just want ten minutes of blissful eating.
It doesn’t matter if Easton has just eaten dinner or not, he will always stand at our chair wanting to try something on our plates. If I give him something, it usually ends up on the floor. This frustrates me because I just lost a valuable bite of food! Okay, okay, so I might be a food snob, but I can’t help it. It’s my “peaceful mom moment.” It’s the one thing I like to do in peace, without interruption. One morning I even snuck past him with my bowl of cereal, just so I could eat in peace! Showering with a toddler banging on the glass door – no worries. Going to the bathroom with a toddler standing between my legs – got it. Folding laundry while a toddler climbs all over my folded piles – no problem. But bother me while I’m eating and we’ve got problems!
Having a child has definitely helped me be more patient in this area. For one, I am well aware that I can not sit down at a restaurant and expect to eat my entire meal without having to stop and feed my son. It just comes with the territory. I will sometimes even share my food with others!! Crazy, huh? I’m making big improvements over here! What’s your “peaceful mom moment?”