Almost everyday, weather permitting, I take the kids to the park in the morning. They have a blast and work on running out some of that bundled up energy AND it makes me look like the coolest mom ever- Rock Star Mom.
But truthfully, there are “alternative reasons” why we are at the park.
1. It gives me space from the kids. They are not right under my feet whining or complaining about something to do or being bored.
The bonus for me: I sit in the sun and relax. I read, write, or plan out my week. I take time to just RELAX a little.
2. My main goal is to wear them out so when nap time/quiet times rolls around they are actually asleep or quiet.
The bonus for me: I get time to fold laundry, do the dishes, sweep the floors. But seriously, who am I kidding. I catch up on my new show, Pretty Little Liars, or I take a nap also. I spend that peaceful time doing what I want to do.
There are so many things I SHOULD be doing…and I will get to them. Right now it is important I do things with the kids, like taking them to the park.
You know, it kind of sounds like I really don’t do anything with them. But we do all kinds of stuff. I’m with them every day and all day. These are just some of the ways I find time for myself amidst all of the chaos.
A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.
How do you squeeze in time for you?