My kids and husband are my whole world! They come first and they always will. But some days I just want… need to escape!! I know you totally get what I mean! I love the busy lifestyle we lead. I love the hustle and bustle with the occasional stop and take it all in moments. I love the dinner time chats about our days and the bedtime stories and snuggles. But some days I just want… need to escape.
We had a huge snow storm this week… and so… I have gone stir crazy. haha So, this weekend, more than ever, this mama needs a break!! I have some plans for a movie date with one of my best friends and I can’t wait. I may even sneak in a shopping trip too!
Friends, it is so important to take some time for yourself. If you aren’t taking care of you… you can’t possibly take care of your family. If you take time for yourself, it does not make you less capable of being a good wife/parent, it also doesn’t mean you don’t love your kids/significant other… But it does mean that you are kept sane (mostly) and good to yourself.
I don’t care to compete to be the most tired mom, or over-worked parent… But I do care to be the best I can be. And to do that, I need some me time. Mike and I do our best to give each other much needed “me time.” We even try to do this… (are you ready)… ONCE EVERY WEEK (Gasp). And we love it. hahaha We also make it a point to have date nights every few weeks too. We are better parents/partners for it. And it keeps us (mostly) sane! I know lots of couples who do this and it works well for them.
I do realize that for some, it is super difficult to fit this into a schedule, etc. But if you can do it, I highly recommend it.
So, take some time this week for you!! Take a moment and take a deep breath, leave the house and maybe even shop alone! Go grab a cup of coffee and read a book in the coffee shop… alone!! You can do it!!