As most of my Facebook, Twitter and virtual friends know I am in a major need of ME time, this is after many years of never getting time to myself. Don’t get me wrong I know how to go in my room, lock the door and read a book but a Mama has to get out and let loose sometimes. Whether it be a walk or a night out with my sister (who by the way is HILARIOUS) I finally realized I need to get out of the house in order to keep my sanity and happiness.
My decision to go out is not because I dislike my husband or my children, it’s simply because I have been doing so much between blogging, business, raising kids and being a wife that I finally am at my wits end. I can’t be telling you all that you need to be happy and how to be happy if I am not doing this myself, right?! And so I am starting to venture out into the big world that is outside of my house walls to take walks, catch up with old friends and simply put “be me”.
I am lucky in that my daughter goes to her fathers house a couple nights a week so those are the nights I chose to get out of the house. I wouldn’t want to go out without her should she be home and if I took her then that would defeat the whole purpose behind “me time”. So two nights a week I get to let loose, smile and even sometimes swear on occasion without worrying if a little one is going to hear my bad language or wonder if what I am doing a little person may copy later down the road. Don’t get me wrong I am not out partying because someone has to drive “me” home and I am a HUGE person against drinking and driving. I won’t even sip alcohol and drive – yes I am that against it. Not to mention I rarely drink so a sip or even one drink may just put this light weight over the legal limit, a risk I am not willing to take.
So last Thursday night I went out in town with my sister, she is four years younger than me and my COMPLETE opposite. You see she tells it how it is and reminds me a lot of the Bantering Blonde (Fiona) or Sugar Jones in some ways. Quite frankly my sister can be a RIOT and she definitely keeps me LMAO, just like Fiona and Sugar do (when I actually get a chance to drop by their blogs).
After a nice night out talking with a couple old friends and laughing so hard I came home to this little story; Baby K had taken not one, not two but THREE baby steps without hanging on to anything! I was so happy that Baby K took three steps but so upset with myself for going out. After all I am the work at home mom and the full time caregiver of the children aren’t I suppose to see their firsts?!
I can’t believe he took three steps and of course you know he hasn’t taken a single step since that night! So moral of the story is YES you need time to do what makes YOU happy and YES you may miss something with your children but overall if you are home with your children confined in the walls you call home 24/7 without getting a chance to breath … what good are you to anyone else?