Monday, May 19, 2008

Terrible Tuesday - Sloth



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I think I've mentioned before, my dream is to be as much of a sloth on Sundays as humanly possible. Nothing like it.

I enjoyed such a day yesterday. Did I pay for it tonight? Absolutely. Will I do it again next week? Abso- oh, wait. No. Memorial Day's next week. I get to be a sloth for 2. Whole. Days. Yay, sloth!!

Next Saturday, I plan to spend most of the day at my sister's pool with a cool drink in my hand while my children frolic in the water. Saturday night, with a glass of wine in my hand, slothing it up...oh, that sounded much dirtier than it should have...in the jacuzzi. Sunday, I'll do the drive back, do the laundry, blah blah blah. And then Monday...Monday...more sloth. This thrills me.

See, I could've gone a whole other direction with this post. I could've talked about how my ex's slothful ways have cost me thousands of dollars, and the responsibilities of being a single mom, working full-time, blah blah blah.

But I decided it would be so much better to talk about how I enjoy it when I can be slothful. How the opportunities to be a sloth is why I do all the rest of it.

I'm proud to have taught my girls how to be a responsible sloth. At least once a weekend, you'll find us all snuggled in my bed, chatting, relaxing, just enjoying one another's company. They groan (as do I) when I have to get the clothes from the dryer or what have you. But they also see me get up and do it. There's a time for work, and a time for play. And a time for sloth.

I consider my hour or so time in front of the TV monumentally good sloth time. Depending on the show, my brain may function now and again, but it's mostly good old zone time. I need good old zone time in order to sleep at night.

Our bodies and mind do need their rest. I'm not sure if we really need 8 hours of sleeping time a night, but 8 hours of rest? Yeah, I can buy that. In fact, I take it quite seriously.

Sloth, in responsible doses, is one of our greatest treasures.

15 comments:

Mama Zen said...

You are so right!

Kori said...

I totally agree with this post. That is why we do our big cleaning on Saturdays so far as possible, so we get to be slothful on Sundays. And I truly believe that when I can accomplish this, I am a better person and a better mom for it. Great post!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I couldn't agree more! ENJOY.

singleworkingmommy said...

Hear, hear! I second that emotion (or sin).

SD actually took Son for most of the day on Sunday. And while I was sick, it was SOOO good to be slothful in some respects.

And yesterday? After work I actually had the energy to play horsie, read book after book after book, play choo-choo, and kitchen and numberous other activities, instead of wanting to curl up on the couch.

LunaNik said...

Totally. Sloth is lovely when used responsibly. My favorite thing is laying around in bed with the kiddos, snuggling and watching cartoons. Nothing beats it. Nothing.

Caffeine Court said...

I too, am a huge fan of SLOTH.

Bridget said...

All hail the Sunday Sloth!

OHmommy said...

A time for work and a time for play. The last line of this post should be copyrighted.

It is perfect!!!!!

Hahn at Home said...

I remember snuggling in bed with the kids. Now, they won't come into my room at all - in fact, they barely leave theirs. Teenagers, such joy.

Felicia said...

At this point I could use about 2 weeks worth of sloth days.
Thanks for checking me out! Single moms have to stick together!

Tara R. said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with being a little 'slothful' with the kids. Everyone can benefit from reasonable downtime. Hurray for a three-day weekend!

Meg said...

Yes, I agree. Our minds need rest (accompanied by slothful fantasies).

Jeff said...

Me too! My wife and I watch about an hour of TV every night to simply wind down before bed. Like you said, it's healthy zone time.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

My husband adn I are like that too. We watch tv to unwind... we really like buying TV shows on DVD so we can watch our shows when we want... plus then we are watching TV for only an 1 hour rather than 2 watching a movie

Immoral Matriarch said...

Sloth is the only way to live.