“Me” time is so very rare in the Land of Mom. I have four small kids ranging in age from 2-9 and their needs are certainly plentiful. There never seems to be a second where someone doesn’t need something from me. On top of the demands of my children I have the house, the work, and the hubs. I find that these days I am everyone’s everything and only one person is not getting any attention.
That person is yours truly.
Sure I skip out every few months to the salon and have my grays and roots covered. Maybe I pop into the occasional clothing store and buy myself new earrings or shoes. Of course there is the elusive ladies night where I get to jazz myself up and spend a few hours sipping adult beverages and talking with my entourage. All of these self-care sporadics are fine and dandy, but I am finding that they really are not enough. I have found that simple moments of “me” in between the big events really can help sustain and carry me through the long, demanding days of parenthood. Here of my secret “me” moments.
Stealing Your Kids Snacks
After the kids are tucked into their beds I am the ultimate snack thief. I creep downstairs and help myself to their fruit snacks or maybe a package of mini muffins. Heaven forbid I eat these goods in front of them. They would flip their tiny little lids! There is something so soothing about standing in the dark, silent kitchen at the end of the day eating a pudding cup.
Purge Their Crap
I don’t know about you but the clutter of kid crap makes my blood pressure spike. When it really gets to me and I start seeing piles of junk in my sleep I will walk though the house pitching their junk. Lock yourself in a room and just throw stuff away. It’s invigorating, empowering and will restore your mom-soul I swear. Good bye McDonalds toys, birthday party trinkets, bouncy balls, and broken jewelry. Into my little black trash bag you go. Never to be missed nor seen again.
The Tale of Mummyhood