I work well under pressure. It takes a lot to surprise me or rattle me. If you see my crying it could be tears of joy or tears that I have been holding inside. I make things happen. I believe in miracles. I love to talk and meet new people. I am in charge of my household and that weight is all on my shoulders.
Christmas break was perfect. My children and I had the best time together. I felt great that I put my family first. I had quality time with each child separately. We enjoyed our activities together. Yes, I missed some adult time, and parties but I wanted to end 2016 with my kiddos and get my focus ready for 2017. And I am glad that I did.
We had a lot of visitors! The kids had friends visit. Sydney only had two meltdowns that lasted less than two minutes and no seizures. I enjoyed my babies and I love them with all of my heart. But mommy needs a time out.
I am at peace with saying I would like an hour to myself to go exercise or see a movie by myself. There is a restaurant that I want to try. If I have to go by myself I will do just that. I have grown so much since my divorce and I have so much life left to live.
I need a time out to read a romance novel, binge watch a series, get a pedicure or sleep. I will be 45 on Valentine’s Day and I am already thinking of how I want to celebrate me! Hint: I’ve never had a surprise party. Just thinking out loud.
To all of the single moms, working moms, stay at home moms give yourself a time out. You can’t stay there forever, but take time for yourself. Yesterday I told my kids I was going in time out. They couldn’t bother me unless, it was a medical emergency, they smelled smoke or someone was bleeding. Guess what it worked. I spent 20 minutes in timeout. It doesn’t take much to make me happy.
What will you do when you are in time out?