It's always so hard to come up with a good present for a post-Christmas Birthday. Not only does it have to be a good present compared to other birthday presents, but it has to be a good present compared to Christmas presents. And with Ben's birthday falling on December 28th, he truly does have a Christmas birthday. Whew!
(steel cut oats, blueberries, almonds, and raw milk. The best!)
This year, I knew just the thing: the most perfect, wonderful present I could think of. The opportunity to sleep in, one day a week, for the whole year.
(We're not actually sleeping. Nor are we, apparently, very good at pretending)
I had some doubts about my ability to keep up with it: getting up with the earliest riser. I have been known to like sleeping in myself. But so far, it's the best! I get up with the first one or two little ones who are awake, and get some lovely time in a quiet house. I make coffee, light a candle, and today, even made some delicious steel cut oats for breakfast.
And I suppose the truth is that Ben doesn't even like to sleep in that late. Which is good, because I think we would miss him too much.
And today, not only did he wake up to coffee and a hot breakfast, but a blanket of snow. Magic!