Perseverance, patience, and strength carry us a long way through the week, but so does something else. Our little secret to sanity is The Sunday Afternoon Nap.
I didn't realize how important this was for Herb (and obviously Levi) until a few months ago. We all really need that down time on Sundays to recharge and refocus for the coming week. I'm not typically a nap taker, but I usually join in the napping fun about every other week, and when I do, it's a BIG one. Otherwise, I take the time to read, craft, or catch up on my Netflix.
Unless it's a holiday or very special occasion, at all costs, we avoid making plans on a Sunday afternoon. We would not be good company anyway - we're all tired!
It's not even an all day Sunday event - Herb does the DJ thing from 6-10pm on Sunday nights (you can listen online!) , and of course we have church in the morning. But those few hours of nothingness are sometimes our saving grace. It is definitely our Sabbath.
A few years ago, I would have fought this little trick tooth and nail. I hated to say no to social invitations and loved to fill our calendar with fun things and wonderful people. But this is just one sacrifice we have to make to keep our heads above water.
And I love it.
I might be biased though - I just woke up from a three hour nap and my busy toddler is rounding out hour four.
In the words of Yo Gabba Gabba, "Try it, you'll like it!!"