Friday, December 10, 2010

How I get work done in the mornings...

Get up when the Sirs do (today at 7:30!) - feed and change them. Put them back down in cribs - then move Sir Guy into our bed b/c he likes to sleep there in the morning. I put his little head on the pillow, put a couple of pillows on either side so he can't roll, pull the covers up halfway and he looks just like a little adult!* Then I sneak upstairs with a Coke Zero and a box of Nilla wafers and work on my book revisions. I'm hoping they'll sleep until about 10:30-11:00. Our motto around here is "let sleeping babies lie" - and I tell TD when he comes home from work and wants to pick up one of the cute, slumbering little butterballs: "You wake; you buy."

In other news - we bought a house! We were going to buy a Christmas tree last weekend but instead we bought a house. It's not the one that needs renovation - it's actually another one that's already totally renovated - a 1922 4-bed bungalow with a sunroom and adorable yard. And a big front porch with a swing! The house is exactly the color of wasabi...

Back to work!

*I know I won't be able to do this when he's older b/c he could get tangled up - but for now he doesn't move much.

9 comments:

squadratomagico said...

Congrats on the house! Exciting! And better than a tree, in the long run!

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

That's awesome that you got a house. Congrats. Awesome Christmas gift to yourself.

And you're right -- this method of getting work done isn't going to last forever. But naps help tremendously. My one-year-old naps from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. every day, and then goes down for the night at 7 p.m. and sleeps until 6:30. That's an awesome schedule. Highly recommend it!

C. Troubadour said...

You wake; you buy -- I love it.

Happy housewarming :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on the house -- it sounds great!

Sisyphus said...

Yay, a house! (good luck with the moving and the packing and whatnot, eeek!)

What Now? said...

I'm so happy to hear about the house -- hurrah! When are you moving?

Good Enough Woman said...

The house sounds so great! I love bungalows. Wish I had one myself! When do you move in?

And I'm impressed that you're getting work done. But, um, Coke Zero and Nilla wafers? I hope those come after a boiled egg or something.

;)

heu mihi said...

Wow! Hurrah! We have a bungalow, too--only 2BRs, but then, we don't have twin boys. So.

How exciting!

Andrea said...

Please be careful when he starts to move. One of my professors lost a cild that way when I was in grad school. They were at a dinner party and put him on the bed surrounded by pillows and he rolled between the bed and the wall and suffocated. Not an urban legend and not trying to be the creepy blog poster but I never in a million years thought something like that was possible - would have thought the pillow cage totally safe. So now when traveling its the dresser drawer cribs. So just be carful.