The babies are here. They have been fed. We have played and laughed. They have been to the potty and been changed. Now they nap.
I won’t hear a peep from them for two hours, so I came to the computer to check emails and maybe read a blog or two.
I have a book that I like to read while they nap. There are plenty of movies on television and on my video shelves. To my right on the desk, is an unread “Rolling Stone”, a “Reader’s Digest” and a “Better Homes and Gardens”.
Downstairs, a load of laundry awaits the dryer. A load of towels is creeping ever higher to the washer door. Dishes with oatmeal grow crusty in the sink.
I have plenty to do.
But I will sign off the computer. I’ll turn off the television. I’ll place my earbuds in my ears and turn on the ipod.
And I’ll lean my head back and breathe deeply.
And enjoy the calm.