Purple bodysuit by Mamas & Papas, 2013 collection, imported from Kuwait. Pajamas by Carter's.
Sunday mornings are special at our house. With the weekdays so busy with working and chores, weekends are a great opportunity for all of us to relax and reconnect. We try to take it easy on Sundays and enjoy a perfect morning together as a family of four.
The magic starts at 5:30, when little, sweet Groucho tiptoes into our bed and cuddles under my arm. "I love you, Groucho," I whisper sleepily into her soft curls. "I want breakfast," she whispers back--for the first of 87 times. Mini muffins to the rescue! Make two dozen the night before and store them in a plastic container on the edge of the kitchen counter. Paired with a juice box (strategically placed on a low shelf in the fridge), Groucho can stuff her face unsupervised for twenty minutes while hubby and I cling to each other in bed and rue the third bomber of beer we had at midnight.
Soon, dear Harpo sings himself awake. I fetch him from his crib and nurse him tenderly on our chrysanthymum-embroidered coverlet from Target. It's reversible, which is great because we can mix up our bedroom/living room's color scheme from medium green to slightly less medium green. Also, we can just flip it over should Harpo barf on it. You can only do this so many times, but with two kids, we're always doing laundry!!!! I wouldn't call it a suicidal amount of laundry, but I do enough loads a week to inspire existential crisis. Why am I washing this? It will just be dirty tomorrow. Does anything I do matter? Am I even living or just waiting to die?
Tide Free totally helps.
With Harpo fed, it's time to make coffee! Coffee is the centerpiece of any perfect Sunday. Recently, I've been enjoying the Godiva brand coffee my mom found in a Marshall's two years ago. It's been aging in my freezer ever since, and I think time has really enhanced the flavor. I store it in another coffee can to confuse myself.
Of course I have to have my coffee in my favorite Contigo Autoseal Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug! Seriously, no human should have fewer than three of these in their kitchen at any time. In the future, Contigo Autoseal Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mugs will be used as currency: they are that vital to everyday life! They keep hot drinks hot for hours, and they have a push-button spout, which means you can knock it over without spillage--a must for anyone with children or hang over-induced clumsiness, or both! I have one in black and one in medium green, which will one day store my cremains. That's how much I fucking love Contigo Autoseal Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mugs!
Crock Pot by Crock Pot
Hubby and I fill our travel mugs with coffee, and then we cradle them in bed and try unsuccessfully to go back to sleep as our beautiful children enjoy screen time. Even after seven Daniel Tiger episodes' worth of unsatisfying rest punctuated by crying, whining, hair pulling, and other assorted batshittery, our coffee is still as fresh and hot as the hell that awaits us until nap time.
What do you do to make your Sundays more special than anyone else's? Enjoy your weekend, friends!