This week I am thankful for the break all Mommy's need once in a while. I found that I needed this break last week. I was getting grouchy and hard to live with.
Hubby stepped up and allowed me to go do the bimonthly grocery shopping all alone. He kept Will for about 2 or 3 hours. I got a nice little car ride with no questions. ( I have been getting tired of the constant questions of if I'm doing the speed limit and going the correct way by a 4 year old!) I then got to go through two stores with no child wanting to go see the fish or go through the toy section promising he wouldn't ask for anything! I was able to do my shopping with only my own thoughts for company. It was so glorious!
I forget sometimes, that he is attached to me 24/7. Very rarely do we get a sitter (one of our parents). It is even rarer that he spends the night away. I can literaly count on my fingers the amount of times I have been without him. What am I going to do next year when he starts school. Some say I will go crazy with nothing to do. I say to them....I have a plan. Hubby and I have already started planing away our free time. Gym memberships, romantic lunches with p.b.&j. sandwiches (just the two of us), watching movies without any interruptions, and sitting on the porch talking! I'm sure there will be days when I go crazy with nothing to do. Those will be the days I will throw myself into house cleaning.
But for now, I am just thankful for those few hours. I love my son, but need some alone time sometimes. And no, trying to take a bath while my 4 year old fights with the dog, who is trying to get her 5 foot long 2 1/2 foot high body under the door doesn't count. LOL!
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