There comes a time, about once a year, where I am fortunate enough to go away. Away from my home, my family, my friends. I get away from it all. Where I get to do what I want, unwind, read, write, sleep in and if you believe it I get to experience every mom’s dream – I get to go to the bathroom – ALONE! Yes, completely alone where there is no little person asking me a question, or putting their cold hands on my legs or where I get to have a shower without an audience, or reacting ‘Psycho” or even just hearing “momma?” Yes, for one weekend a year, I get to be alone…..and I love it!
I recently had my quiet time weekend. It was the second time since becoming a mommy and I couldn’t wait for it. I love my family, and when they aren’t around I do miss them but sometimes momma needs to be on her own. Momma needs to be able to be quiet without having to talk all the time. She needs to be able to take a walk without having to explain the world around her. Momma needs to be able to have dinner – hot. She needs to be able to watch cheesy movies or ones with adult language. Sometimes Momma needs to be able to go to the bathroom alone!
I use my alone weekend to recharge my mind, my heart and of course energy. I use the weekend to think about me and be able to really miss my family so that I can appreciate them and all the crazy things they do again.
The first time I was able to get away, I was really nervous. I trust my husband but he does things a little differently than I do when it comes to the girls. I called home a lot to see how things were going and was a little sad how much fun they were having – with out me around. My girls didn’t even miss me!
This time, I still talked with those at home – but it was more my husband calling to see how I was, maybe I was a bit to eager to leave. While my girls had a fun daddy weekend, I did hear that he was told how he was doing things wrong, not the way mommy does it, which I couldn’t help smiling over.
There is something about being alone that I need, that I think all moms need at some point during the day, week, or year. I don’t think I could be alone for long periods of time but a weekend is good enough for me. I need time with my girls, with my husband and with my friends and family. But I have realized that I also need time on my own – especially before school lets out.