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Shaun Das Schaf

I try to pack a lot into Harvey's nap time. Reading, blogging, eating my lunch, making him lunch, changing the laundry cycles and folding diapers if I can get to it. He only naps for 45 minutes, so all the tasks I want to complete can sometimes seem a tall order. And sometimes, on days like today when I'm sick, I just want to nap with him.

Being a stay-at-home mom is the best job in the world, I always thought. You have so much time to play and create and you'll never stress over all the little household chores because they'll just get done over the course of your day.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I don't know if it's the pregnancy or my current sore throat or the fact that Harvey has difficulty playing unsupervised or maybe I just suck at this stay at home thing. But I would really like to take a day off. Not an hour off that involves another hour of driving back and forth to Grandma's. A day off, where it's quiet and no one bothers you and someone else is keeping the house from being destroyed by Tasmanian devils and your son is doing something wholesome and magical that doesn't involve seventeen straight episodes of Shaun the Sheep.

Speaking of Shaun the Sheep, Dan and I watching this video last night about how they do the stop motion animation for that show, and the whole creative process is enough to make you feel woefully inadequate about the entirety of your life's work, especially if your life's work is mostly laundry and mac and cheese and reading picture books about dogs. The show is in German but that doesn't manage to hold back the awesomeness.

I just downloaded a zillion movies of Harvey off my camera, so something cute and productive should be coming shortly. Or as Harvey says, "guming?"

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