I was always a stay at home mom and I always remember Mondays being the hardest day of the week. The weekends were always busy either with family and friends or even with just the older siblings home. The routine always changed on the weekend and on Mondays I always had to fight to get the routine back in place. With Ruby it’s much the same. She got LOTS of attention over the weekend.
She insisted that I play with her….whining until I wrestled her and played fetch with her.
First she insisted on sitting in the computer chair next to me in what is now “her” office chair while I sat in my office chair and worked on the computer. Then she tried to crawl from her chair into my chair and onto my lap. Then I gave her a toy to pacify her and keep her on her chair. Typing with a dog on my lap doesn’t work the best.
Then I give her a treat. Honestly, I’ve played a lot with her and I do need to get some work done.
Finally….she falls to sleep.
It reminds me exactly of what it was like when the kids were home….and that’s a typical Monday with Ruby.