I started my week of self-indulgence by cooking myself lunch. I know, big deal, right? Actually, yes it really is.
On any given day, my lunch generally consists of two slices of toast with something on them, or, if I'm lucky, leftovers. These meals are almost always prepared and eaten in a hurry because I'm starving after waiting to eat when Espen is asleep, or Espen is awake and needs my attention, or I'm trying to eat quickly so I'll have time to take care of something else during nap time. The fact that I have to eat at all usually makes lunch more of an annoyance than a pleasure.
That's why taking the time to actually cook something for myself really was a bit of a self-indulgence. I made an omelette with ham and my extra-special birthday cheese. Bless my in-laws who know just what a girl wants (what a girl needs). Then I buttered up a round of toast, set the table (with a pretty napkin and everything!), got out the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens, poured my self a tall glass of milk,and... WAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
Ran upstairs to get Espen from his nap.
But undaunted, I put Espen on his baby gym next to the kitchen table, and let him play while I ate my lunch and read an article about a couple in Williamsburg, VA and their cottage-inspired garden (fancy!). For a few freeze-frame moments, all was quiet bliss. Happy baby, happy (and fed) mama.
Then unfreeze and... go, mama, go!