Mommy Time

It’s no secret that I do not do a very good job at taking time or doing things for me. I find it very easy to put my family’s needs before my own. To me their needs are very visible. I figure I can wait a little longer, and a little longer, until ….. well I don’t know what will happen, and would rather not find out honestly.

I have noticed lately that my fuse is shorter than normal. Frustrated and exasperated with my children more easily than I would like. I told S this weekend that on his next day off I needed to take some time away while the kids are awake. That part is key for me. I feel like when I get away at night while the kids are sleeping that I am just cheating myself. I get less sleep and I don’t get to sleep in.

With nothing particularly exciting in mind, I took myself to Starbucks for an iced coffee. Of course in perfect Gwen fashion, I forgot my fancy new reusable iced beverage cup. I HAD to have it for the fourth of July. Because clearly my citrus iced tea would taste that much more amazing out of a reusable iced beverage cup than it would if slurped from a red solo cup. Duh! Well, I am bound to remember it one of these times. Of course at my rate that will be next year. Still next year when I use it, it will be amazing. Minus all the freezer ice stuff it’s collecting.

I wasn’t sure what I would want to do upon my child free trip. So I brought a class list, new book to read, kindle, and of course my phone. Lucky me captain crazy sat down next to me. No I am not being mean or calling names. I actually wondered if I should call the mental health dept. For real. Singing and dancing in a chair all alone at Starbucks doesn’t make you crazy. No, not that alone anyhow, but coupled with conversations alone, that does. I actually tried to talk to him thinking he was looking for a friend. Nope. He had one already. He’s just the only one who could see him or her. Sweet. Good thing I wasn’t reading at that time. I would not have been able to focus on a single word on the page.

I sat and burned through my phone battery, and then moved on to the Kindle where I sorted through classes for next semester. I finished up my free time at Starbucks with the first chapter of a new book. Then I walked to the store picking up a few things and headed home. As luck would have it I was greeted by a quiet and mostly empty house. That was a nice bonus surprise. I was able to read a few more pages before the family returned.

I definitely feel a little bit recharged. I guess sometimes it really is good to get away.

What is your go to get a way activity? 


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12 Responses to 'Mommy Time'

  1. mail4rosey says:

    Forgetting your cup is a good reason to make the trip again. 🙂

    Recharging does wonders, doesn’t it?? 🙂

  2. erica says:

    Every mom needs a little me time every now and a again. It really does wonders. I call them Mental Health Days. 🙂

  3. Kathryn says:

    Sometimes I go down to our local park and just sit in the Gazebo for awhile – I find it refreshing!

  4. couponwahm says:

    I really need to add more me time to my life…thanks for reminding us of the importance.

  5. andi says:

    for me – usually reading or playing video games on my IPod… 😀

  6. Momma Lew says:

    Taking time to myself is something I working on big time right now! Right now I am lucky if I get out once a week to run. Good for you!

  7. I completely agree…taking time for yourself is so important, but it’s so difficult! If I can even find an hour to do it, I feel guilty and selfish…it’s something I’ve definitely got to work on!

  8. Elkins says:

    I am so glad you were able to have that time, know to have a few more regularly 🙂

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