So, it has been a long few weeks– emotionally draining, physically exhausting… dealing with family, work, teething toddler, home maintenance– just life in general. Most of my family are vacationing in my hometown, which makes me a bit homesick for the town and my family. Also, I think Josh and I not having a proper vacation together in years is starting to take a toll…
Anyway, life just kind of caught up to me yesterday. I guess there is only so much before one can run out of steam!
Most days I can push myself pretty far– from 4 or 5am non-stop to 8 or 9 at night. Last night however, I just KNEW I would not make it to 9pm. This mama needed a time out!
I had just finished cleaning up the kitchen and Josh came home from work earlier than normal. Norah still had awhile to go before bedtime so there was my window of opportunity…and I took it!!
Here’s a lesson parents–do NOT hesitate. TAKE that window- even if it is just a 5 minute one!
Anyway, I poured a glass of wine, shut the blinds, climbed right into bed, and completed “vegged” for 20 minutes. I could not believe how fast I became refreshed from taking that time out! And I don’t feel guilty at all!
It’s funny- I always read about not missing ‘that window’ for a baby’s bedtime, but I never thought about MY window! I am going to try and look for those more often… and actually take them, instead of feeling guilty of taking a break.
Until next time..T. xx