Being “stuck” in the house with my little boy all day, purchase every day is mentally tiring. The only break is when someone babysits him so I can have a day out with my husband.
The day out that we had on Saturday was refreshing. I went back to my mother’s, picked up my boy, and we had a nice day with him on Sunday. Because the one who spends her every waking moment with him had some time to be rejuvenated. Why can’t I have more days like that?
I’ve decided that I need to. I need to step out of the house a few times a week without my son. Am I being selfish? No. I want to do this because I want to enjoy my time with him instead of waiting for bedtime just so I can breathe. I want little quarrels over food to disappear from my mind and for a fresh start to happen after this Mommy has had some time to talk to other adults. It’s not easy being a full time adult caring for a child.
I loved my time as a FULL time stay at home Mom to a point. I got to see every thing he did growing up. His first steps were mine. His first word was mine. His first time crawling was mine. But I am a social creature. I always have been.
It’s time for this change. I won’t be out much, but hopefully it will be enough.
Megan A.K.A. “Mom”