Today I am baby free! Mom came over and got Ethan so I could have some time to get myself organized around here. I've began the task of monthly meal planning, I've got some crafty stuff to work on for his birthday, his bathroom to finish up and some other things to do for his baby dedication coming up in a couple of weeks.
Whew! That sounds like a lot.
My mom probably has him over about once a month. It always comes at a time when I'm really bogged down and need time to refocus or finish up something that can't really get done while he's around.
I am so thankful to have someone I can trust to take care of him. I can't help but feel a little guilty though every time I "take a day off". As time has gone on, I've began to feel less and less guilty for it, but there's still that twinge of guilt there that will probably never leave.
In the end, I know I'm a better mom for having this bit of time to myself. We all deserve to "take a day off" here and there. I put that in quotations because in reality you never have a day off from being a mom. No matter where your baby is you will always be thinking about them or doing something for them.
I think we all need a little time to de-stress and take care of ourselves. I always feel so rejuvenated by the time he gets back. As nice as it is to have the house to myself for a little while, the silence starts to wear on me and I'm more than ready to hear all of his little baby babbles.
It's time for me to "seize the moment" and get all this stuff done that's been weighing on my mind lately!
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