Sometimes, I just want to feel like everything is going to be okay, whether I actually know it or not. I want to feel it. I do often need some “me” time in order for this to happen. Today’s “me” time was actually just me taking a quiet minute for myself eating some cookies in the bathroom while my kid screamed at me that he wanted a snack instead of breakfast.
You know, I have heard a lot of different thoughts on a mother taking some time for herself away from her child(ren). To all you parents out there, moms and dads, please know that it is not selfish to want time for yourself. It is not selfish to need a few moments or even a few hours away from your children. So long as they are being taken care of and are safe, you deserve to have time to yourself.
Especially all you stay at home parents, right? I know and understand the guilt that comes with wanting to be away from your kid or even away from home when you are there with them all day and night.
But you know what? It’s okay. It really is. Having sometime to refresh your mind and soothe your soul is good for you and your family. I’m not sure about all of you, but I get extra snappy and easily frustrated when I haven’t been able to have a break. Even if my break is only me eating cookies in the bathroom.
Going for a walk, going shopping (even if only for groceries), even lying on a blanket in your yard feeling the sun’s warmth on your skin, whatever idea you can come up with to relax for a while.
And please, please know that whether you get that alone time or not, it really will be okay. It will.