JUST A LITTLE “ME TIME”
We believe that the pen is mightier than the sword so we thought it’s about time we throw our hat into that ring. So today, I blog. For better or worse here I go.
I wake up at an ungodly hour every morning just so I can have the possibility of a little “me time”. And by “me time” I don’t mean anything crazy. Ideally I can cram in a possible jog, some cinnamon coffee, witty twitter banter, emails and an uninterrupted hot shower (aka – a Mom’s version of seven minutes in heaven.)
On the days when the early rise pays off I start my day with a little extra spring and on the days when….”Moooommmmmyyyy”, ahhh there it is. Five little letters, one teeny voice and the serenity and potential for getting it “all done” vanishes.
I feel guilty that I give an eye roll, a sigh and look longingly at my fresh, untouched coffee, so I jump in bed. I calculate in my head what I didn’t do and make a mental note that I’ll have “me time” again at around 10PM once the day is cleaned, fed, changed, loved, played and tucked in.
Then these tiny hands with pink painted nails wrap around my neck. “I love you Mommy, let’s play Princess.” And with that the coffee gets cold, the jog doesn’t happen, the iPhone battery drains and my emails sit unanswered. But, a slow smile spreads across my face and the room fills with the irreplaceable sound of giggles.
I’ll call my Mom and tell her about our day and that I just didn’t get “anything done I needed to.” And on the other end of the line my Mom sits in her big, quiet, clean house, on her charged phone, all errands done, in matching, freshly laundered pajamas after a hot shower with a steaming mug of tea. “Oh really….” she says, “Sounds like you played a hell of a game of Princess.”
Thanks Mom, I get it. Enjoy your “me time” Grandma.
Written by Kristy McLellan, BuggyLOVE Co-Founder
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