Oh to be a child again! I know that sometimes, as adults, we say this nonchalantly like we don't actually mean it but right now I am dead. serious. How awesome would it be to switch places with a child for a moment (sometimes...emphasis on the sometimes...and I mean SPECIFIC times...not sure I miss poo'ing in diapers because I actually don't even remember it, HAHA). Here are 6 reasons that make me wish that I could switch places with one and/or both of my children:
1. I could go to sleep whenever I wanted.
My 8-month-old will be hanging-out, then fuss for me to pick her up and then instantly throw her head back and close her eyes...just like that! And she's OUT COLD. The girl knows when she is tired and goes to sleep when she wants. She has always fallen asleep instantly (don't worry she isn't a perfect sleeper... she wakes-up a couple of times a night). Now, how do I go about finding a time for her mom (me) to nap? You know, without the toddler endangering her life or the lives of others? Any suggestions? Any suggestion will do...
2. I could wake-up whenever I wanted.
Just as easily as she can fall asleep, my 8-month-old will be OUT COLD and then pop her little head right up and start partying. She isn't even the worst one. Our toddler gets up every SINGLE day at 5:30 AM and literally can not go back to sleep and will not sleep a moment later no matter what time she goes to bed. She is up, ready and awaiting the sun's arrival. Good thing she has a father that will get up with her because, well, did you read that my baby is still not sleeping through the night? Tired is a constant state of being at our house... with the exception of the toddler, of course.
3. My food would just always be ready for me.
Why can't I close my eyes and then, when I pop them open, have my dinner just ready and waiting for me? Why do I allllllllways have to be the one to prepare dinner? Seriously, my children go down for their afternoon naps, wake-up and 1-2 hours later just have dinner ready for them and then get to simply be called over to ingest it...they have no idea what it takes to get that beautiful array of food they will only eat half of to their place at the dinner table. Jealous!
4. I could be entertained by something as lame as a lid for a SOLID 20 minutes.
It is a rare occasion these days that I am bored. However, my 8-month-old is frequently bored as she has the attention span for a knat. The good news is, all I have to do is head in to the kitchen, grab a Tupperware lid and bam, entertained baby for at LEAST 15-20 minutes.
5. I wouldn't have to walk.
Walking is so exhausting. At least once a day I envy my children that they get to be strapped in to a stroller or thrown on to a hip (usually mine of course) to give them a little break from walking and/or crawling. Is there a chance that when they are older they will want to carry ME around the zoo?
6...and I would NEVER have to take the stairs.
Same for the stairs...so lucky are they that they never have to take the stairs! Why can't stair lifts be installed just... EVERYWHERE?
Haha! I love my babies! What are some times where you wish you could just close your eyes and swap places with one of your little people?