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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