This post is inspired by the novel Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo. Worried about what her kids eat, Julia Bailey starts a prepared organic toddler meals business. With names like Gentil Lentil, can Julia balance work and family and still save the world? Join From Left to Write on May 24 as we discuss Julia’s Child. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Last night, after an entire day of playing catch up online, I felt a bit of guilt about not giving Ayva as much quality time as I would have liked to. Poor baby. Not only is she having to deal with her Mommy recuperating and everyone reminding her to “watch out!”, “be careful”, “don’t hurt Mommy’s stomach”, she also has to compete with the computer. It’s a sacrifice that I make most nights to be able to take care of her, take care of us.
One day, I believe that this hard work will pay off. Right now, though, I am having to constantly remind myself that “this is a means to an end, this is a means to an end”. Even as I type now, Baby Girl is at my elbow rushing me along, anxious to snuggle in the bed and watch a movie. So, I’ll keep this post short, not only to assuage the guilt, but also because I know tomorrow I’ll be up early, back in the saddle, working hard now so we can play hard later.
But, let me let you hear it from the toddler’s own mouth. Here’s my little Ayva, letting you know what Mommy does.