Saturday was glorious.
I have been having a hard time with getting any me-time which is obviously understandable. But lately I have been feeling pretty jealous of my hubby. Moms never get a break from their job. We don’t get to clock out or take an hour lunch… none of that. It is a 24/7/365 job. A job that I am happy to do but would still like a mental health break from time to time.
The past few weekends my hubby has gone golfing with my dad and brother. My mom would come up to hang out with Lacey and I, and to my husband that was a break for me since my mom would be here to help. Well it ain’t a break. Even though there is help, she still cries for me. She is going through this stage where if she sees me, she fake cries or fusses just so I will go sit with her. I am trying to ignore it sometimes because I want her to be dependent. Obviously I try to keep a happy medium because I also want her to feel like I am there when she needs me… its a never ending cycle of should I do this? or should I do that? If you’re a mom, you understand what I am trying to say. While having extra hands is so, so, so nice and I appreciate it, I can’t truly relax.
Anyway, I was getting sad thinking that my husband thought this was a break for me. I didn’t want to say anything because I do NOT want him to feel like he has to stay home all of the time. He works really hard to make sure we live comfortably and so I can stay home to raise our daughter. He deserves breaks! I was just hoping he thought I do too.
Well last week he saw that I did! It was a particularly rough week. Lacey has SIX teeth on top all trying to come in at once. My heart aches for her…. it has to be soooo painful. This causes an extremely irritable child. I think my mood showcased that I was in desperate need of a break soooooo Kyle came home with a spa package for me!
It is an insanely good one!
I get to have a massage, deluxe mint chocolate pedicure, facial, manicure, and a hair treatment. What is amazing is I don’t have to have them all at once. I can save them and do one per weekend or whenever I feel like it over the next three months.
Saturday I did my chocolate pedi…. It was so nice. The only thing I was hoping for was some reading time. The lady doing my feet was extremely talkative even after mentioning that I really just wanted to read. I only got about five pages read…. boo! Afterwards I spent almost two hours shopping. I was actually able to TRY CLOTHES ON! That is unheard of!!! I may have gone a little crazy but I really want to try to be a little more stylish. I seriously only have plain t-shirts to wear in the summer. I wanted to change that. Let me tell ya, I need serious help in the style department.
Next weekend is my manicure. I can’t wait! I am going to my cousin’s wedding in two weeks and it will feel good to have a fresh mani for it!
To all you moms out there, I hope you get a mental health break from time to time. It is good to recharge and gets to ready to tackle the week ahead!