- Showering everyday is a luxury now. Some weeks I go every other day because I would rather nap or go to bed a few minutes early than shower.
- Cleaning mostly happens when the little guy is asleep.
- Writing is a sometimes activity now.
- It takes me about a week to say one Rosary.
I really didn't see that last one coming and it is really difficult to handle. I love my Rosary. I love to contemplate the mysteries and feel very much in touch with Our Lady and her Blessed Son. But what I've noticed: it's kind of a long prayer. And when I have 20 minutes at a time together, I have trouble disciplining myself to say my Rosary instead of relax and watch Netflix or do the dishes. (I've tried saying my Rosary while I do dishes...it's a no-go, I always loose my place.)
So, these days, I say about one or two decades a day and after a completed Rosary, I take a couple days before I start the next one. This is one of those difficult parts of motherhood that no one anticipates.
It's not that I don't pray or I have somehow become less prayerful. We have created a special bedtime prayer routine for Elijah and I say morning prayers while he has his bottle or cereal. I love to take him to Mass and have that time as well.
But I miss my Rosary.