Coffee Talk Thursday
When either my mother or mother-in-law visits, she'll comment that I should "put my feet up" for awhile. It's an old-fashioned way of saying we should rest for a bit. But when do we as moms ever have time available to just sit down and do nothing but "put our feet up" for a few minutes? It's a luxury I don't feel I have available in the middle of the day.
But maybe we should make time to just put our feet up.
When I do actually take a few minutes to just sit, and not fold laundry at the same time, but just sit, I find it does help. It especially helps if I put my feet up. As I get older, they get sorer!
Someone told me recently that when her children were at home, they instituted a mandatory quiet time from 2-3:30pm. Little ones were either napping, or looking at books, and Mom was either reading or doing another stationary activity (like cross-stitch). That time seems to be a natural downtime in our house too, so I am giving myself permission to read, rest, and put my feet up during that time (as much as possible).
So, do you make time to put your feet up? And what does that look like in your house?