I realised today that there are many things that make me happy. Not the obvious ones like my kids' smiles, Nev cooking me dinner, or buying myself a nice new pair of shoes (when the hell did I last buy shoes???). No, I'm talking about things that really shouldn't be so exciting...
Doing housework without any assistance. Vacuuming without Alex following me around turning the vacuum down to low, or hanging out the washing without her destroying all the pot plants by the washing line. "I am alone. I can do the dishes! Yay!" is NOT a normal thought process. What's wrong with me??
Popping into the supermarket, taking only my wallet and phone with me. I'd say just wallet, but I need the phone in case the tiniest human decides she's OMG STARVING while I'm half way around the store. Anyway. Nobody in the trolley singing Elmo's song at the top of her lungs (as adorable as that can be). Nobody in the carrier meaning I have to do squats every time I need something from the bottom shelf. Just me and the groceries. Aww yeah.
Only dealing with two pooey nappies per day. Again, nobody wakes up in the morning and thinks "gosh, I hope I get to change only two shitty nappies today" but that thought has crossed my mind. This is of course not to be confused with hoping for no shitty nappies today, because that just means tomorrow is going to be a world of poo. Stinky stinky poo. Everywhere.
Five hours of uninterrupted sleep. This one isn't so relevant anymore as I have magical babies that sleep through the night from seven weeks of age. Pre-kid (PK?) I'd feel half dead if I'd only had five hours of sleep before work, but the first time the tiny humans sleep for five hours straight is amazing. I've never felt so refreshed in my life!
Good weather. "Silly Ree, it's normal to be happy about good weather!" you might say. You'd be right. But I don't get excited about good weather because I'll be able to take a nice relaxing walk along the waterfront on my lunch break. Oh no. I get excited about good weather because I can do extra washing. And it will all be dry by evening. Super duper bonus points if I get to hang it by myself.
And finally, finishing a blog post in one sitting. This one took me a week.