June 20, 2016 Leave a comment
I had this last week off and Hubby didn’t. We had Monday on the road together back from a family graduation but the rest of the week, it was just me off!
It was a little weird. Fun, but weird. I can’t remember the last time I was on vacation but Hubby wasn’t. I used to work Sunday-Thursday and always had Friday off but it wasn’t really vacation. This week, was all vacation time; according to how my paycheck will read at least. When I left work on Friday I made sure that my co-worker had my cell number and knew she could text or call me if she needed me; I also had my work laptop and was really really bad and logged on at least once a day. I also kept Miss Go Go home for two days with me. I totally enjoyed Mommy and Baby time with her! She sucks at folding clothes, but is great at getting them out of the basket.. lol.. I did send her back to daycare, we pay either way, for the last two days so I could do some things without her.
I went and had lunch in Portland with a friend. It was great to get away with her without the Husbands and Miss Go Go in tow. It was great just to chat about what we are each doing in our lives without the Husbands around and having to worry about Miss Go Go and what she was doing. We agreed that when my other friends daughter is ready to watch the first Harry Potter, told her she had to read the book first, that I would let her know so she can come and see it also!
Have you ever tried to return bottles with a baby in tow? Even in her backpack carrier it’s still not fun with all the bending and having to make sure she isn’t leaning over to grab the other persons cans. That, and the bottle return places are always sketch because of the majority of people that I tend to encounter there.
Pulling weeds is so much fun, said no one ever. But it’s a necessity of having flower beds. This chore, and replacing appliances, makes me wish for an apartment again. With Miss Go Go away I didn’t have to worry about moving her Play-yard outside or working it around nap time and the range of the monitor. I keep telling Hubby that I am just going to hirer someone to do this job so we can lay down the new weed fabric and bark.
General cleaning. I finally got somethings cleaned out and even made a Goodwill run! Didn’t get what I wanted cleaned; waiting on the shelves to go up. But it was good to just get some things moved around and cleaned up. Not done by a long shot, but is anyone ever truly done cleaning?
Me time? I count all the above things as Me time this week. It was things that I wanted to get done and as Hubby isn’t home, I could play my Country music really loud! Don’t get me wrong, I love Miss Go Go and Hubby, but sometimes, they both just need to be out of my space so I can get crap done at my pace and not theirs.
So why I am even writing this post? No I am not bragging about my boring Stay-cation. I am writing this up because I want other Moms to know that it’s Okay and Mentally Healthy to have You time. It’s Okay to send the kids to daycare and take a day or two or yourself to get things done that you can’t do with them home. Yes, that includes watching your own TV shows or grabbing that long overdue bubble bath. I used Me time to have lunch without Miss Go Go. To pull weeds without having to worry about her. To get the things done that never seem to get done on the weekends. To play my music loud and dance like a crazy person to the right songs.
Moms, it really is Okay to take a day to yourself!