Monday, July 27, 2009

Mommy Time

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:32 AM
I had something the last two days that I really didn't expect so soon after having baby number 4. I had two afternoons that were quiet and uninterrupted for hours. Hubby was out on the boat with the older kids, so he was happy, and baby and I were at home staying out of the heat. Since both mornings were busy and she didn't get a long nap, she slept for 3-4 hours both afternoons. And I had mommy time!!!

Yesterday I got some writing done and some relaxing done. Today I took a nap and then got a little writing done. It reminded me how much I charish my alone time. It recharges me and helps me be a better mom (and wife) when everyone comes piling through the door. I think all us moms need some mommy time, although what we do with it to get recharched is probably very different. Researching and writing would probably add stress to many moms.

While we all need some mommy time once in a while it is also one of those things that needs to stay in balance. Even though I had about 4 hours to myself, I still wasn't quite ready when it ended. However, I had to embrace how fortunate I was to get that time and remember that now I had time to enjoy my little ones, who will never be who they are today again. I love my time with my little ones, but I'm also very grateful for a little mommy time alone to help keep my life in balance.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Mommy Time

I had something the last two days that I really didn't expect so soon after having baby number 4. I had two afternoons that were quiet and uninterrupted for hours. Hubby was out on the boat with the older kids, so he was happy, and baby and I were at home staying out of the heat. Since both mornings were busy and she didn't get a long nap, she slept for 3-4 hours both afternoons. And I had mommy time!!!

Yesterday I got some writing done and some relaxing done. Today I took a nap and then got a little writing done. It reminded me how much I charish my alone time. It recharges me and helps me be a better mom (and wife) when everyone comes piling through the door. I think all us moms need some mommy time, although what we do with it to get recharched is probably very different. Researching and writing would probably add stress to many moms.

While we all need some mommy time once in a while it is also one of those things that needs to stay in balance. Even though I had about 4 hours to myself, I still wasn't quite ready when it ended. However, I had to embrace how fortunate I was to get that time and remember that now I had time to enjoy my little ones, who will never be who they are today again. I love my time with my little ones, but I'm also very grateful for a little mommy time alone to help keep my life in balance.

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