Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mom's Need a Time Out Too!

Whether you are a Stay at Home Mom or a Working Mom we all need a little "time out."  Between changing diapers, running errands, cleaning the house, and all the other "activities"  we are seldom left with any time to ourselves.  By the end of the day we sit back and say, "where did MY day go, where did MY time go?"  We try our hardest to sneak in a few extra minutes, clinging to this day.  All to find that we are too tired to actually enjoy it.  Sure, we enjoy the time spent with our children, but who are we kidding?  We need a break! 

Over at Theta Mom Heather is celebrating her time.  On the last Thursday of the month Heather posts about one hour that she spent alone without her children.  This month she had a great date night for her birthday!  The post isn't just about her though, it's about you too.  It is about giving  yourself a time out, a time to reflect on life and enjoy being just  you!  So how did you spend your hour?

My husband was nice enough to take care of our son this Saturday so that I could take a trip to Barnes and Nobles.  I love just being able to sit back, grab a cup of coffee, a few magazines and just sit back and relax.  I think I actually stayed there for about two hours. It was amazing to know that everything was taken care of and that I had that time for just me.  When I came home, everything felt more relaxed...rejuvenated.  I am so glad I did it, and I might even try to sneak out and do it again this weekend =)

Hope  you got to enjoy some of your own time...if not, be sure to make some for yourself. 

Last, but not least, here's a story to remind you why sometimes we just all need time to ourselves, and a good laugh!

This past week my son has had the worst diaper rash I have ever seen.  He isn't one that is used to getting these, I think he has one other one since birth.  My husband had decided to fill him up on canteloupe the other day.  Sure, three pieces may have been fine, but not the amount that was devoured by my son.  Not only that day, but the day after, and the day after that.  I had a feeling things might go wrong, but not this wrong!  My poor little boy was having trouble even sitting this week.  I felt like a horrible mother and a masochist everytime I gave him a diaper change.  Well, you know what they say, let the boy go naked a little here and there it's sure to do the trick.  The past few days that is what I have been doing after baths.  It has done wonders.  I decided I would do it one last time tonight; the rash is almost gone and one more day should do it.

My husband got home early today so when he heard this was my plan (he doesn't know I've done it the past three days) he freaked, that this could NOT be good and that should anything happened...I'd be picking it up.  Well, wouldn't you know it, the worst happened.  I am getting my son ready for bed when I hear laughing, I turn to see my son trying to pee in the toilet (he's way too short) and landing directly on the carpet!  Not so bad, right?  Well, the little joker is laughing so hard that he proceeds to also go out the other end (pardon the grossness).  You have me screaming, him laughing.  My husband comes running and quicly realizes what is going on.  Little does he know that instead of staring he should get my son before he tracks this stuff through our house!  Needless to say, it was an adventure.  I laugh now, but wow, that's all I can say.  Hope your night went better than mine!


  1. Diaper rash is the worst - and I hope you get some time to yourself soon - thanks for linking up and sharing, following you! :)

  2. Wow lady! You really need some mommy time off! Hmm...might I suggest a date with a glass of wine at this little place I know called...the bathtub?? Hope you have a better weekend! Love your sippy cup!

  3. hehe, sounds amazing! two of my favorite things!

  4. Happy FF! I'm a new follower. Come by visit me at my blog.
    Have a great day:)

  5. Following you from Friday Follow!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. You can subscribe by email under "Click Here" on the right side of my blog. Maybe I should change that to "Subscribe" hahaha.

  7. Thanks for visiting my site, am having fun reading yours. I took a weekend away last weekend with friends and defenently came back a better mom!!

  8. Hi, found your great blog through Fri Follow. Now following!

  9. LOL what a great story. All my kids are so sensitive and I was always battling diaper rash.

    OH man

    Happy Timeout thursday!

  10. LOL .. aaahhh, the times I had with diaper rash!
    6 words.
    Gumball machine, plastic toy bubble, drill.
    For a little boy with a horrible rash who LOVED to pee on everything if we left the diaper off.
    Friday follow back
    BTW: make the bread. It's good. ;)

  11. I love your blog name! It's great! I think that I'm like you, whenever I need time away, the only way I get refreshed is if I'm on a date with my husband or I go to the library or bookstore and just read. Thanks for your thoughts!

  12. Ah! been there, done that!

    Happy FFriday!

  13. FUNNY STORY! Maybe not at the time...but I'm sure that in years to come you will look back on that and laugh! Following you now! Thanks for the add!

  14. Ooohh... all you can do is laugh after that! I have a 15 month old girl (girls get diaper rash often) so I can understand. She has never pooped on the floor but several times I get her undressed in her room before a bath time and then she runs to the tub naked. A few times however she ran to the tub and peed on the floor right in front of it. At least we don't have carpet in there!!! Hope the poo got cleaned up ok!! Memories... you should tell that to his girlfriend at 20!!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

  15. A glass of wine works wonders for me after everyone is in bed!
    I'm a new follower from fri follow!
    Love to have you stop by and follow me!

  16. LOL. I can picture him running through the house laughing and screaming.

    Congrats on the 100 and love the blog design.

    Found you through SITS

  17. ROFL, okay, that is too freaking funny, although I can say so from this end only (ha ha, get it, hee hee!)
    Anyway, two things, new follower, I also am in the theta community, and I got some AWESOME diaper rash cream as a giveaway basket right now. baby girl gets it soooooo bad she bleeds and screams. I typically get the Lotrimin for her, but this stuff worked amazing and in one night.
    And now I am done with my commercial, lol. If you need it, I have a giveaway or go see them and buy some, regardless, I am a new follower!

  18. Hey There! Im a new follower from Friday Follow. I hope to see you around my blog sometime! And please feel free to check out my most recent giveaway for Crazy Dog Tshirts, and a $25 Walmart giftcard!
    Take care.
    -Amanda T


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