There are days where I quickly realize I can’t even go to the bathroom without a little boy either “helping” me with the toilet paper or pulling all the hairspray and mousse cans from under the sink. There are days where I have to take a three minute shower simply because I had to put a screaming Jonathan in his crib just so I could wash off the grime from the previous day. There are days where I feel like I just want to sit down and cry because I’ve been screamed at all day by 6th graders and now my one year old is laying in the living room floor throwing a fit. There are also days where I just want to lock myself in my bedroom and say, “I’m not going to mom today. Sorry.”
As a mom, I have found it to be extremely important for myself to have just a few minutes of “mommy time”. This can look different ways depending on the day. Sometimes when Colby is home to watch Jonathan, I am able to go for a run or take a few minutes to write on my blog without having to stop every thirty seconds. Other days it may be me getting a ten minute shower or sitting on the back porch while Jonathan is napping.
This “mommy time”, I feel, is very important! As moms, we continually put others’ needs first. There are days where I have needed to go to the restroom as soon as I got home from work, but Jonathan needed a diaper change, he wanted his milk, and then wanted to be snuggled. Before I know it, I have been home for an hour and still haven’t used the restroom! I remember talking to my friend once about how skinny she had gotten. She explained that when you have two little ones running around, it is hard to eat. She would regularly get halfway through the day before she had the opportunity to slow down enough to feed herself. This isn’t good! We need to take care of ourselves. If we aren’t healthy, we won’t be able to take care of others. This includes having even five minutes to yourself to just BREATH.
So please mommies, make it a priority to have some “mommy time”. You need it. You definitely deserve it!
So until next time,