My DH has been gone for a whole week already. He is in the beautiful red rock area of Arizona for work. Don’t get this post wrong – I am appreciative of all of the hardwork and sacrifices he makes to provide for us – but sometimes, being a full-time mom (and one that is so “AP” or whatever) can be challenging.
Remember the post about it takes a village to raise a child and take care of a family? I asked for help because I needed a break to refresh and regroup to be a better mom. Who better to ask than my own mom? Mom to the rescue!
So she took Val to do errands and to visit my sister and nephew, and I did some quick tidying at the house before going out. I went to the library to get The Fountainhead (as recommended by DH) and then I went to a cafe for a soy latte. Just a few chapters and an uninterrupted coffee can do wonders for an overstimulated mama.
That quiet time was followed up by a big hug from Val at the door when I saw her, baby talk to my nephew and baby smiles in return, and then a big lunch at our favorite little burrito place.
I went home with my cup overflowing!
What can you do today, so your cup can overflow a little too?