Monday, August 30, 2010
Some "Me" Time until March!
After a morning walk with my 3 year old, we had a picnic lunch in the living room (it's hot out there!), before heading to his first afternoon of preschool. (The shirt he wore is the same shirt my oldest wore on his first day of Kindergarten! He's a big three year old!) He was an awesome little man, going straight to his classroom, finding his name to hang up his backpack, and then entertaining himself with the class marble run. I barely heard a 'goodbye' when I left.
Since my third grader and kindergartner have school in the same building, I walked down their hallway and 'bumped' into both of them, as their classes were coming to and from gym. My loveable 5 year old grabbed my hand, hugged me, kissed me, and I walked with him down the hall. My "big for his britches" 8 year old, laughed with his friend, and looked at me like "what are you doing here, geez." Needless to say, I left the building with a full heart and ready to embrace mommy rejuvenation time day one!
I had three hours to myself to browse a bookstore, in research mode for marketing my novel, and then plugged away on editing on my laptop with a yummy drink and cookie at Panera. It was wonderful to not have the gnawing guilt of needing to get home to the fam, and the constant pull of a child saying, "I want to goooo!"
The most rewarding thing about this afternoon was, seeing my three handsome boys at the end of my "me" time. I hold to my stance that every mom needs that time to appreciate her children, and I couldn't wait to hug them, talk with them, and just be mom again!
What great therapy! And I get to experience it three times a week until I have a screaming newborn come March! Yep, we're adding to the clan, and I am 11 weeks along! What a wonderful time that "me" time will turn into, when I get to bond with a new baby!! So excited!
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