Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Recipe For a Crabby Mama

Take 1 mom (that's me)

Add 3 children

Add an additional 2-4 neighbor children in her house throughout various parts of the day

Don't allow the mom to leave the house without at least 1 of her children in tow for 10 days

Add various things going wrong plus kids getting sick

Add stress of two impending vacations (and everything that needs done for the trips)


1 mama who is really, really, crabby but doesn't really know why

This is where I was on Monday night. Thank the Lord I married such a sweet, thoughtful man. When he got home from work I told him it seemed like everything was going wrong and I was very crabby for no good reason. He promptly told me to take some time for myself, go to Starbucks, buy myself a drink, and spend an hour reading, alone, without my kids. At that moment I could've sworn he was an angel! Being the blog-loving mama I am I took my laptop instead of my book and spent a fabulous hour all to myself, on my laptop, sipping a cinnamon dolce latte, that was also made to perfection.

Guess what ladies? I came home feeling refreshed. It truly is amazing how a little bit of time to yourself can change your whole outlook. When I got home from my little break hubby made tilapia and green beans for dinner. Tuesday night I was able to go for a run, hubby started dinner, then he helped check the kids workbooks (by help I mean he did 90% of it). Thank you hubby! You are great!


Jen said...

Time to ourselves is awesome!

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

Time to yourself is so necessary. How do single moms do it?! I always am amazed by the women around me who have deployed husbands.

Unknown said...

Yes, he rocks! It's amazing how just a little time alone can turn your attitude around.

Brittany Ann said...

What a good man! I'm glad you got the time because a) you deserve it, and b) you need it! Mommas don't get enough vacay time!

Gina said...

My hubby made a fabulous dinner tonight too, when he walked in the door and saw me about to pass out on the couch. You've inspired me to blog about it!

Anonymous said...

Alone time is wonderful! He is awesome :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I totally thought I commented on this. I need alone time. Need it. Otherwise I become very agitated and grumpy.