When waking up, it’s important to follow all self-care procedures in order to stand up feeling like you are captain of the world who makes the best damn bowl of oatmeal in all of America INSTEAD of feeling like you are in a dark pit that seems to have no bottom and then looking down at your feet and realizing you also have no bottoms on before falling back into bed and drowning yourself under the covers.
Part of my procedure is giving good morning kisses to Stella, asking her how she slept. Then I remind myself that I am so lucky to know the sweetest cutest little cheeky baby angel ever. Then I tell Stella that she’s cute too before I ask her if she’s hungry which leads to her jumping of the bed in excitement and a RACE to the kitchen.
Some mornings she isn’t in the room because she’s gone to eat or to those bathrooms. Those days never go well for either of us.
This morning she was in bed but when she saw me wake up she jumped down and sat on the floor delivering a whole monologue titled “hunger” (because she was “starving” because I obviously “never feed her” or “care about her at all”) I had to force her to get back in bed for a second so we could both have good days. (The second picture was after I said “yesterday you yelled at me that we didn’t snuggle because you weren’t in here. You are in here today. SNUGGLE”)