Let me preface this with the fact that I love my son more than life itself. He is the best thing that ever happened to me (and if the hubby is reading this—you’re not too shabby yourself). But, I got a little ‘me’ time today and I’d like a double, please!
This weekend reiterated how important personal time truly is. In fact, now that I am a mom, I wonder what I did with all that free time pre-mommy days (besides sleep in!)? Even though it was just a few hours, it was my time that I could fill with whatever I wanted. And, much like other ‘me’ days when I am child-free, I refused to catch-up on the domestic chores that I have given the cold shoulder to. Instead, I chose to spend it with one of my dearest friends, a few glasses of champagne, and a recap of our lives over the last several months. It was perfect. But, why don’t I do this more often?
It’s not like I am forbidden to step outside my house or that I don’t like to socialize. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s more about me wanting to spend all my free time with my son since a lot of my energy during the week is spent on work. But, have I forgotten about doing things for myself that I used to enjoy?
Why don’t I feel compelled to take more of these ‘me’ days? Is it because I am worried he will think that mommy is never around or is guilt just something that comes with being a parent?
When was the last time you did something for YOU?