- Spend time in the Word or take a nap
- Clean the house or play with Nathaniel
- Watch a TV show or talk with David
- Stay home or hang out with a friend
Now that I'm a stay-at-home mom, I'm starting to see that making difficult choices with my time has not disappeared. Even though I learned to do a million two handed or squatting activities while he was sleeping or super happy (i.e. cutting things up for dinner, taking a shower, cleaning the bathroom, putting clothes on, etc.), I found that much of his contentment probably had a lot to do with him being held or in an infant-carrier on me. I tried to let him do laundry, but, if you can see the picture, he is still getting the hang of it :), but at least he likes it -"Happy baby leads to happy Mom!"
Despite my multitasking during his periods of contentment, I had to learn what the Bible says about the choices I make and what is worth prioritizing in many moments. For example:
- Naps are amazing, but am I making sure to find rest in the Lord as well?
- Psalm 4:8
- I have to have a clean house so Nathaniel doesn't eat unknown things, but am I making sure to appreciate and love on Nathaniel as he grows at this oober fast pace?
- Ephesians 6:4
- Everyone needs time to relax, but can I not also find relaxation in hanging out with David?
- Song of Songs
- It's important to not overdo yourself and give your child(ren) somewhat a routine, but God also calls us to be in fellowship with one another and not let our fears get in the way of walking in faith.
- Matthew 18:20