Mommy on her own

4 years ago
This article was written by a member of the SheKnows Community. It has not been edited, vetted or reviewed by our editorial staff, and any opinions expressed herein are the writer’s own.

As Mommies, we have very little time to ourselves. I know there are lots of days where my little guy follows me around the house because he "wants to be in the same room as me." That is sweet, but I don't appreciate it when that following me around includes the bathroom.

But you get used to it. (I'm not saying that is right, but you get used to it anyway.) So, any time you get to spend by yourself becomes precious - whether that is being stuck in traffic or waiting at the doctor's office. There is a certain enjoyment that comes from being alone.

For my birthday, my husband gave me one of my favorite gifts: A weekend in a hotel room by myself. When I say that to people, it sounds odd (and more than a little anti-social). But it is a truly wonderful thing. I take all my scrapping stuff and other projects I'm working on and have an interruption-free weekend. I wear comfy clothes and keep a continuous loop of movies on in the background for company. I stay up late and wake up late. It's lovely.

When I return to my family after check-out on Sunday, I feel like a better wife and a better mommy. (Thanks, Honey!) I highly recommend it - take a mini vacation just for yourself and see how much better you feel.

How would you spend a mini-vacation on your own? Tell me in the comments.

More from parenting

Parenting
by SheKnows Editors | in 2 hours
Parenting
by Lindsey Hunter Lopez | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Sarah Caron | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Madison Medeiros | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Claire Gillespie | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Monica Beyer | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Madison Medeiros | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Jane Chertoff | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Leticia Barr | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Kirk | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Cristina Velocci | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Monica Beyer | 5 days ago
Parenting
by Kim Grundy | 5 days ago