Today is one of my favorite days of the month - Mommy Day! I look forward to this day pretty much every month for a few reasons.
I am headed to another town about an hour away today with two friends to do some shopping, socializing, and eating out! This is something we do pretty much every month toward the end of the month. It's a great time for us and we all love it. Sometimes the third person changes, but pretty much every month one friend and I head to the other town to shop.
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One of the main reasons I don't feel bad about going is that I know I need a break every once in a while from the house and the kids. You see, we're gone all day long. I'm about to leave the house and I'll be gone until dinner. Mamas need a break too, and it's good that my husband stays home so I can get a full day break like this.
My kids also need a break from me. They need to show themselves that it's okay if I'm gone, they can still get some work done, make themselves lunch, straighten up, and have a fun day. They also can spend a lot of time outside on these days.
Sometimes I can't get things I need in this town, so I have to go elsewhere for them. For example, today, a friend is looking for Campbell's cream of mushroom soup which she can't find here. I am also getting our license plate renewed.
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I learned that a lot of times, this helps renew my attitude with the kids or my husband when I get to go out for a little while. If I'm starting to be snippy to the kids, I know it's about time to get to the other town and do some shopping. It also doesn't hurt that we usually eat at McDonald's and I have a burger and Coke.
I am looking forward to what the ladies and I will talk about today and what we'll end up doing. It's going to be a full and fun day, but I know the kids will be fine and I'll come back in a better mood! Sometimes, you just need to take a mommy day!!
Wow I like this idea @apanamamama. How i wish I can have a day out or mommy's day atleast once a month. But if i do this, bo one will take care my son because my husband is working.
Yes, it is tough when Daddy works! Maybe you could trade and have one friend watch your son while another friend and you go out. Then take turns watching kids and going out. Sometimes we have to be creative to not go crazy, huh? 😉
Thats a good idea hut I don't know if my son will allow me to leave him to others. He is always with me whereever i go. Keep it up sis @apanamamama
oh, everything you say is 100% real, all mothers have to get rid of that old belief that we shouldn't and can't do anything if our children aren't with us, we need time alone with friends, people who help us renew our energy that is often worn out with the stress of maintaining a home day after day. Many times it has happened to me without realizing that I spend days without even opening the door because the hours go by between one task and another. I congratulate you for recognizing that you need time for yourself and only for yourself.
Thanks! I was glad to be able to get away and reenergize with some friends. One commented that she really needed it and she doesn't have kids! Ha! Enjoy your day! 🌸