For some reason my son has been in a “mommy” mood lately. The past two days have been particularly intense. He literally wants no one but me. He likes other people to be around, but if any one else tries to hold him or take him in another room from where I am he flips out! Needless to say this has made for one tired mommy!!! Even when I’m in the room and interacting with him, he feels like he needs to be on top of my belly (on top of the baby bump!) and in my face! lol
So today, I’m hiding. Hubby suggested I go to starbucks for awhile so I could have a break, and I gladly agreed. My poor boy is probably going to be asking for me every 5 minutes, but wow. I needed to have some time to myself. I’ve been gone for 30 minutes so far and I’m already feeling so refreshed. It’s really amazing what some time away from home can do. I can feel myself becoming more patient and more peaceful each moment I’m away.
I absolutely love my son, but I *confess* sometimes I need to get away. Sometimes I need to hide. And I’m so thankful for my hubby who takes over cranky toddler duty to give me a few hours off. :)
Loving your kids doesn’t mean you have to want to be with them 24/7. It’s okay to take time for yourself too. Don’t let yourself feel guilty about needing it and planning to make it happen! If you are like me you will be a much better and more patient mommy (and wifey!) when you come home from a few hours break. Work to make it happen if you can… Only perfect mommys wouldn’t need it. And remember, perfect mommys only exist in our imaginations ;)
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Brooke @ Covered in Grace says
Yep. You are so right.. sometimes we just need to escape for a bit. Especially when we’re going 24/7 for such long periods of time. =) Nice post!
Thanks for linking up!
thanks brooke! :D
Mrs. Pancakes says
These are such greats!
glad you like them! hope they are encouraging to you!!!
Kate @ Teaching What Is Good says
Sorry, but I had to laugh…BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! I used to say, “I need to be somewhere that I don’t hear the word MOM – at least for a few minutes!”
Thanks for linking this up today.
glad to make you laugh :)
I think we’ve all been there! If not we will be soon! hahaha
Blessed Beyond a Doubt says
You have a beautiful blog! Look forward to hangin’ out with ya!
thanks so much!
Garage Sales R Us says
Ok I love your blog! As a mother it’s so easy to feel guilty when you want to get away! It’s nice to hear that this is ok to feel this way!
aww thanks so much! I will check out your blog soon! :D glad mine has been an encouragement to you so far!!!
I feel for you but it made me laugh because I’ve been there and done that! In fact, I was in the bathroom the other day and my 20 year old was yelling through the door for me about something. LOL!!!
oh wow…I guess they never out grow it lol ;)
though at least he’s yelling through the door now…my one year old often tries to sit on my lap while I’m in the bathroom….
What Joy Is Mine says
Curious…what were you drinking while blogging this at Starbucks? Frappa? Iced Coffee? Tea? Anyhow…sometimes my trips to the grocery store was enough for me…no children for a bit and an errand done for the week. :o) Thank you for sharing at What Joy Is Mine.
Java chip frappachino mmmmm yum! chocolate and coffee and time to myself. so wonderful! hehehe
I always take my son to the grocery store with me, but when my daughter is born I may stat using that as my break so I don’t have to go with both of them… we will see :D
Ann@Delight Thyself says
You are only on #7? You my dear, are doing awesome!!! :0) I always feel so GUILTY taking those moments of peace for myself but I always find that some extra time can make it so much easier to be the kind of momma I strive to be! Thanks hon for linking up! ;0)
awww thanks Ann. I struggle with feeling guilty about so much, like i’m not up to the “Standard” of perfect mommy (that I have in my head). That’s a big reason I started this series. to remind myself that perfection is impossible, but doing what you can to love on your kids in the best way is what is more important.
I have blogged about “hiding” and “running away” on multiple occassions too. My son love interacting with people (any people) but it’s a drain on me because he never wants to do anything alone. Playing, walking, running (even outside) he wants mommy to do it too. Lately he won’t even go in the kitchen by himself! Mommy has to come too! It’s endearing but so frustrating. and Exhausting. So I get it…I really really do!!
haha yes. mine go through clingy stages, but thankfully little man is starting to be come more independent and able to play by himself/entertain himself at times. it’s WONDERFUL when he does because it’s exhausting entertaining all day! lol
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