We’re sick. And tired. Literally and figuratively. You know those months when you’re going 90 to nothin’ and yet nothing truly important is getting accomplished? It had been one of those months for us in September. I knew to expect this, to a certain extent, because September is a crazy-busy family birthday month for us. But, I didn’t expect to feel so stinkin’ tired and unproductive at the end of it.
So, when Sweetboy started feeling under the weather Friday, I actually got excited at the prospect of a “layin’ low” kind of long weekend. And here are my top five reasons why:
1. Naps happen. Indeed.
2. You get to overhear some fascinating conversations. Conversations like this:
Sweetboy – “Sissy, I’m sorry, but I can’t marry you!” (I don’t even want to know what prompted that response in the first place…”)
Sweetgirl- “Aww, Brudder, but I love you.”
Sweetboy – “I know. But we can live next door to each other forever. Maybe on the same street as Mama and Daddy.” (The verdict is still out on whether anyone other than Sweetboy or Sweetgirl is in favor of that idea.)
3. You can really busta’ move with the house cleaning and organizing. Or not.
4. There is nowhere to go; no place to be. That, my friends, means no necessary hair battles; otherwise known as The Daily Shower. Can I get an Amen?
5. You finally get the chance to catch up on all of the shows you’ve DVR’d. But, there are small people who also want to watch their shows. One of whom is still under the weather. What’s a person to do? Did I mention naps happen? Oh yes they do!
What do you like to do when you lay low?