As moms’ we tend to put the weight of the world on our shoulders. We make sure all the schedules for work, extra activities, meals are prepared, bed time stories and homework are done. That is just stuff for our kids. We still have the duties of being a wife, co-worker, daughter, sister and friend. Wearing all these hats we are bound to drop the ball somewhere and that’s when the guilt sets in.
Well, I am here to tell you that we aren’t perfect, and we were never intended to be, so it’s alright if we forget something. I used to feel so guilty if I didn’t include my kids in everything I did, whether it was going to get my nails done, go to dinner with my husband, or lunch with a family member. I would make everything a family event, so they would be included. Needless to say that got a bit old, especially when it came to date night with my husband. We started to grow distant in being a couple because I never allowed us to be, which I take full responsibility for and own. We are getting to the point where we schedule our dates and make them priority because dating is very important in a marriage.
Friendship I something that does fall through the cracks as well and I realized I was really missing spending time with one of my friends. Megan is my sister in law and we began this Blog together but like anything else life gets in the way and we have been so busy that we haven’t had time to hangout. Luckily this past weekend that changed. My mom had asked for my 2 oldest to spend the night earlier last week, so I found that Friday would be a great time for a girl's night. We had a movie, dinner, dessert, wine (lots of it), face masks and lots of laughs. It was the perfect night in with minimal money spent, which is always nice. We both had the chance to just relax and let loose it was a blast.
It is healthy to have some time for yourself and to let loose because we want to be better for our kids. I feel good being able to have a fresh week without feeling stir crazy. Unfortunately, I now have 2 kids that are sick, so the good times of this weekend are over and now it’s nurse mommy. Join me in ‘Bibs and Kids’ tomorrow to see how that is going.