It seems every mom has a secret for getting things done. Usually it’s a helpful relative or a fancy gadget that makes it possible for her to get her hands free. Or maybe it’s the wonder-invention of the baby carrier which have made it possible for moms (and dads) to have access to their hands while keeping babes close. I am mildly obsessed with my moby. I absolutely love using it, and Tate loves it too. My baby carrier allows me to get things done, but most days Tate is the reason I do.
Some days I don’t want to do anything. At all. I get worn down. With a baby that would rather eat all night than sleep, some mornings it’s all I can do to roll out of bed and plant myself on the couch. You know you are tired when all you can fantasize about is lying around and taking lengthy naps. If it were up to me there would be days that not a single thing got done.
But Tate has other plans. Riding around and observing what I am up to is the best part of his day. The more I move, the happier he is. It seems futile to wander around just for the sake of moving, so I end up doing errands around the house just to appease his restless mood. I start by returning misplaced items to their home. Then I end up gathering laundry, or sweeping the floor, doing the dishes, or vacuuming. The real treat is when we go to the grocery store. He is too busy taking in his surroundings to make a peep.
So, as much as I may complain about how hard it is to get things done with a baby, the truth is that many days, he is the catalyst for most of my chores getting done.
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