I look forward to mommy and wine time. Judge me all you want but sometimes being a mom is so stressful. It’s like you love your child so much, but sometimes they get under your skin and you just need alone time.
Is that okay?
Honestly, I’m not really sure. But for me, I need time for myself. Yes, I would do anything for my daughter.
Yes, my daughter saved my life, but I still don’t need me time.
My life is full of tantrums, cooking, cleaning up, and ALWAYS be needed.
Me time is a must. I need to sit back and do something I enjoy such as writing, reading, play a video game, and/or watching Netflix/TV with a glass of wine. I don’t want to talk to my hubby. I just want to disappear into our room.
I don’t know if this is normal, but it helps me cool down and be ready for the next day. I need time for me to be ready for a new day. I wake up the next hoping for the best with my head up high.
The best mommy time is when I can sleep in because my daughter is with my hubby’s family. I may not have my parents alive, but I have such in-laws. Two sets of in-laws’ houses since his parents are divorced. It’s getting confusing for my daughter, but I will explain to her when she’s older. I don’t think a three year old will understand fully.
The sleepovers are even about me. It’s time the hubby and I have together as well. We go on dates like we did this weekend or just stay home and have a kid fun night. We saw Deadpool 2, which is such a funny movie and so worth seeing!
I spend into noon. I really can’t tell you the last time I did that. It felt weird but refreshing. My daughter is an early bird, so we’re up at 6:30 – 7:30 every day. My body has pretty much gotten used to waking up early. I really needed to sleep late though because it’s refreshing when it doesn’t happen often.
Kid free times are so important for your well being and your relationship. I love having my daughter around, but sometimes I just want to spend them with my hubby. He’s important to me too. I want to remind him that even though we have a new addition to your family. It’s not just us anymore, so our time is much needed.
I also enjoyed not having someone jump on me for one morning. It was such a relief. I did miss her hugs and kisses though in the morning. I still miss her, but the time apart is good for both of us.
Mommy time after bedtime and sleepovers are what keep me sane in the life of Motherhood.
What do you do?
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