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!


  1. Fingers crossed for a GIRL addition to the 'clan'!! I look forward to the day when Cass & I can go get mani/pedi's, go prom shopping...boyfriend shopping :) But as of right now...she's lucky if she'll make it out of her room for those things (she's been sent to bed early for being a rude & sassy talker)!! LOL! While I hope you get your girl...I just want to warn you to be careful what you wish for!! LOL!

  2. That is so great that it went well! That is also super that you had your "you" time and then could not wait to be with your little ones and talk about their day and tell them you love them. You got rejuvenated from your alone time and it gave you energy to give even more! I am so happy that you can see the navigation bar now! You can meet at least 150 more bloggers in that section. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  3. Aw, glad you can have some time to yourself! Congrats, by the way!