Friday, March 16, 2012
Special Little Things- Lunch
It's funny how the littlest things can make a new mom feel special! It's easy for me to fall into a boring routine, especially on my days home with November. And while routine is good and healthy, especially when scheduling feedings and naps, it's also nice to shake it up a bit. Every day I've been so used to doing the same things: get up, feed baby, change baby, get dressed, go to living room, eat cereal, feed, change, play, repeat...
I often get stuck in my comfort zone, forgetting there are other things to do; friends to hang out with, places to go, crafts I can work on. So today, I said NO to cereal and went to Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle instead. I know, I know, not that big of a deal, considering we are West Seattle-ites (Alki) and the bakery is just a couple minutes away, but for me, it was a fun little mini-outing. I usually reserve trips to cafes for when I have a friend or Spencer to go with. But why not treat myself just for the heck of it?
So we bundled up and headed out. I ended up getting a cream cheese danish (pictured above), a soy chai latte, and a baguette. Unfortunately, the cafe was too crowded for us to sit and eat (and there were a couple fellow mommies there as well!) so we took it to go. Besides, I had November in my arms, so it would have been hard snacking with her in my lap. It was hard enough to tote my armload to the car! But before we left, we strolled the art store next door. I didn't get anything, but Northwest Art and Frame is always an inspiring place to stroll for ideas. Then I took my lil breakfast home and ate it while Nova played in her bouncy saucer.
My goals for future do-someting-different treats: craft days with my friends (I'd like to dye some shirts and our couch's white slipcover so we can stop sitting on an ugly sheet!), painting on the patio (when it warms up), and maybe try a zumba class! Moms: what little things do you do to treat yourself?