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I'm taking a day off!

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Preface: Yesterday I decided I was going to take a day off today.


5:54pm. So... I think my day off is approaching its end. I'd say it was 95% successful. I did still have to occasionally redirect the "mommy" calls to "go tell daddy"


What I heard:

  • "she can't hear you, well she can, but she won't answer" ๐Ÿคฃ

  • "Mommy we're done with all of our work" (I look at the clock and its 11:20am. ๐Ÿค” my though: ergh? say what now?

  • "Mommy, daddy said he's taking a nap and if we wake him up we're going to get in trouble" my response? I ignore them. ๐Ÿ˜‚


What I saw:

  • stuff all over the place that I normally would have yelled and screamed at them to pick up. ๐Ÿ˜ค

  • Ceej attempting to make tea with entirely too much sugar in his mug *sigh*

  • daddy fixing lunch and dinner and them having it together โค

  • The girls playing dress up with blankets. Oy vey!


What I accomplished:

  • I finally painted the trimming in our bedroom (we've lived in this house for 3 yrs ๐Ÿ™ˆ)

  • I cleaned out and organized my closet (for which my kids like to play hide and seek in ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ)


What I realized:

  • it's hard not to want to parent (especially when you're in the same space.)

  • as easily as Mommy rolls off their tongues is as easily as I answer (sometimes). Because I found myself answering then saying "wait I don't know who that is"

  • this quarantining has got me feeling restless.


I'm reminded:

mommies take that break! The world is not going to end (just yet) whatever doesn't get done today, can wait for tomorrow.
  • do something you enjoy (for me it's rearranging things, digging up yards, painting a room, etc). My husband's probably afraid of what I'm going to do next. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • parenting styles are different (and it's OK once it's not to the child(ren)'s detriment).


Note to self: Do this more often. We're all better for it.


Until next time.

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