I mentioned that I had my annual(I mean every 3 year because I haven’t had time) exam last week. My doctor asked me where I’ve been the last three years.
I truthfully could not tell her exactly what I’ve been doing, but boy have I have been busy…mothering. I realized that taking three years to make a doctors appointment for myself was just the last item in a very long laundry list and things that I don’t do for myself – fun or not.
- My dentist appointment is always the last one made
- I haven’t had a haircut since July but the rest of my family looks extremely coiffed
- I spend rainy Saturdays painting little girl nails but when was the last time I had a manicure
- I cart the girls all over town to birthday parties and to play with friends – but when was the last time I went to lunch with a friend
- I drop the girls at their music lessons, dance classes, and skating lessons – but when was the last time I took a yoga class
- My own ‘me’ time is typically my daily jog – but truthfully how many times I am pushing a jogging stroller while jogging
- I do the laundry nearly everyday and neatly hang and coordinate kid’s outfits yet my clothes sit in piles and are always the last put away(I’m still waiting for that maid service)
I look at the above list and realize it’s maybe no big deal. None of those are things that I really need but all of them are sure a nice to have once in awhile because as moms we need to focus on ourselves once in awhile because truly the other 99.9% of our time is focused on someone else. I know it’s awful that I feel decadently selfish when I do rarely take the time I need.
I also fully admit that I don’t ask for much – I don’t ask or look for big expensive gifts. I don’t want for jewelry or expensive trips or to even replace the furniture that needs replacement. It’s truly the time that means the most. Just a simple gesture and maybe a less then gentle shove to get me out the door once in awhile. Someone else taking care of the plans and telling me to ‘go out for a few hours and grab a cup of coffee and take that yoga class’ or ‘go have lunch with a friend this Saturday and we’ll take care of the house cleaning while you’re gone.”
Sometimes it’s the very simple things that make our life easier. And we shouldn’t think about them only on Mother’s Day. Don’t you agree?
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