I like to take long baths, soaking and reading. I like to have that time alone to relax.
...Unfortunately, my son doesn't think I should be alone. He likes to come in and keep me company so I don't get lonely. (His words.) He offers me toys, and talks to me, and does various things that you would expect from a four-year-old who doesn't really want to sit around in silence while I read.
I came up with a solution. It allows me to enjoy my book, while not rejecting my son's attempt to spend time with me.
I read out loud.
Eventually, he gets bored of the book with no pictures, and wanders out. I don't lose book time attending to him. I don't get frustrated and upset with him. He doesn't walk out crying or angry. And, most importantly, I don't have to lock the door to the only bathroom in the house to get some relaxing done.
"Be as graceful and patient as possible when your mood is low. Try not to overreact, make important decisions, solve your problems, figure out your life, or argue when you're feeling low, because you won't have much common sense, compassion, or wisdom."
I'm having so much fun stitching lately. Various projects. One in particular has been a good trial for new things. If you happen to see it, keep in mind that I'm only just learning embroidery. Ok? Thanks.
I've also been folding paper stars. I don't know why. It's a mindless, simple task. I like the process. And I like stars. So there you go.