The discovery came when it occurred to me that Lila can't tell time. So even though my clock now says 7:30am, her little body still thinks it's 6:30am so she keeps on a-sleepin'! I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out if there is a reason I should shift her schedule to daylight savings time. Cuz where I sit, I've got a baby who sleeps in an hour later, who naps an hour later and stays up an hour later. This is good news because I'm really kind of over being confined to my house after 6:30pm each night. So now, we could actually go out to dinner! The Husband could actually get more than an hour with Baby Girl after work! And the next morning, the Mommy could actually SLEEP IN UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK!!! What?? For the first time in my life I could really get behind this losing-an-hour thing.
I'm really glad I am realizing this now because I sure needed something positive to focus on today. So far Monday has not treated us well. In fact, Mondays always seem a bit rough starting out. I think it's because both Lila and I have been spoiled all weekend by the Dad-band (that's my very own made-up contraction of Daddy and Husband) playing with Lila in the way only daddies can play and therefore giving Mama a much-needed break. So when Monday morning rolls around, Lila wakes up saying, "Daddy! Yeah-Daddy!" and is not so thrilled when sleepy Mommy stumbles into her room. To be honest, Mommy is not so thrilled either.
Today I was just not cutting it for her. I wasn't reading the books right or playing with the blocks right or getting her cereal fast enough (which, in the end, she smeared all in her just-washed hair, mandating another bath). She threw tantrum after tantrum, yelled "No-no-no-nooo!" more than any other word and was just all-out frustrated with life. Finally I said, "Do you miss Daddy?" And she replied, "Daddy! Yeah-Daddy!" and ran into our room looking for him. Only to be very disappointed when I was still the only one here.
But I don't care. I'm just focusing on the fact that I don't have school tomorrow (Yeah! Spring Break!) and the Punk-of-the-World still thinks it's an hour earlier than it is! Plus, after awhile, she decided to give me a chance to prove that I can be fun too and the morning shaped up pretty well.
How was your Monday?