Monday, February 8, 2010

A Mommy Timeout....

Lately I've been feeling a little blah. I know when this happens and it usually happens for one week--no matter what month it is. I hate it. The laziness. The inability or just lack of motivation. I wish so much for those weeks to not happen, but sometimes I think it's my body's way of telling me to slow it down a little.

Breathe.

Relax.

And breathe some more.

On Sunday afternoon Leo could tell that I was in need of a little just me time. Nobody to talk to. No timeouts to be given. No diapers to change. No dishes to wash. No thinking required.

And he was right on point with that.

I threw on some makeup. Fixed up my hair and kissed the girls and the husband goodbye.

Once my car door was closed I swear it was as if that is all I needed. A little bit of peace and quiet. I sat there for a moment and soaked it all in. And to be honest? I kind of liked it. Just a little...

Don't get me wrong--I love my family to pieces. But I really needed to just be alone for awhile. To remind myself that I am still "me"--and that "me" needs to be out sometimes.

I decided to go to Barnes & Noble. I got there and it was so quiet. I got a nonfat chai tea latte and a piece of pumpkin cheesecake. Grabbed a gossip magazine and just sat. By myself. No interruptions. Nothing.

It? Was truly what I needed. After I bought a few things--to include the best cookbook ever and a book for each of the girls.

Because although they were out of sight? They are never out of mind, that's for sure.

What about y'all? Did you do anything to regroup and to get a little bit of well deserved peace and quiet this weekend?

22 comments:

Hattie said...

Happy to hear that you got some needed quiet! I believe I'm over do for a mommy time out! Ha!

Clare said...

we were totally snowed in with another huge snowstorm, but i would LOVE a little me time right about now;0

amber dodd. said...

I feel ya sister! I had GNO Friday night at Dave Wong's. *sigh* Just what I needed. :)

DeAnn said...

I rested and relaxed yesterday. So glad you got out and had some time to yourself! xoxox

Jewls said...

Ha ha! I'm just the opposite! I have TOO much time of quiet and solitude...here's to hoping that baby Z will help me appreciate those "me" moments much more!

The Mommyologist said...

So glad you enjoyed some well deserved me time!! Isn't it the best???

I need some of that soon for sure!

Kristi said...

You totally deserved some "me time"!!

And TOTALLY feel you on the BLAH weeks. I've been majorly blahhhh lately. I keep blaming the weather, but I think it's more than that. Gettin pretty bored with the whole "being pregnant" thing lol...feel like my life is on hold waiting for all of these big things to happen...like the calm before the storm...

To make me feel better I have a hair appointment and a mani/pedi scheduled...but not for 2 weeks...saving those appointment for the week A and I get married =)

Much More Than Mommy said...

Ohhh, I am SO with you on this -- sometimes you just need that! I don't know what came over The Husband, but I went out to dinner and shopping and THEN got to try a nonfat rooibos tea latte on Friday night, then went to a movie and out for milkshakes with friends. :-D Once a month, yes, but never twice in a weekend!!

Julie said...

The trip to B&N sounds perfect and relaxing! Sometimes, even if I am just running a mindless errand alone, I will crank up my radio and sing in my car with my sunglasses on... it's a simple thing, but it makes me happy and relaxed :)

amanda said...

totally get it. totally. and lately i think the mommy timeout should be a weekly requirement. the snow and the uck has been rough.

Shell said...

I did the same thing this weekend- needed time away from the family or I'd lose my mind. I went to the movies by myself.

Shell said...

I did the same thing this weekend- needed time away from the family or I'd lose my mind. I went to the movies by myself.

Elaine A. said...

Sounds perfect and it was well deserved Mommy! Sometimes well all just need a little break...

Tyne said...

Oh I totally know what you mean! I love having some time to myself. Usually it is when the kids are in bed, but occasionally I can sneak away and have some alone time.

Katlyn said...

Good for you! I totally hear you on needing mommy time!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

You are not alone! I posted a nice little vent/rant myself today. I think it's all this snow that we've been getting & I feel like Ihave been stranded in the house with the kids for SO long. I feel like, knowing we have another one that's gonna dump on us tomorrow, I should get to the store to grab a few crafts or something to keep them busy.

But, as for ME time, I am going to a jewelru demonstration with some friends--time to be with the girls, have a glass of wine, and spend some money!!

Bombtastic Belle said...

I'd glad you got your much needed timeout :) Even though we don't have kids, there are times that I just need to get out of the house - away from all that I should be cleaning, doing and just be for a moment.

Lindsay said...

oo i need to do this sometimes too! I didn't get to do it this past weekend with all the snow. But I usually try and do it once or twice a month. Just a little rest!

morewineplease said...

I wish someone would put me in timeout! So glad you did, we need more of those moments for sure!

Midday Escapades said...

Oh, so glad you got some time to yourself. Now that my boys are older, it's easier to do things on my own. :0)

Krystyn said...

Mommy time outs are more than necessary. I've found that even a trip to the grocery store or Target helps as long as I get to go by myself.

Working Mommy said...

So true!! All mommies need a little alone time once in a while. Sounds like you had a great, RELAXING, time!

~WM