I thought I would share a few "mommy moments" that happened this week. No more personal days, narrow parking spaces and remember the money!
No More Personal Days
I was talking to a mom earlier this week and she said she had decided she was going to take a personal day for the rest of the day. I have always known that quitting my job would mean no more personal days. I am one that loved a personal day because I could get so much done and still have some time to myself before picking my daughter up from the sitter. It felt a little odd that day when she said she was taking a personal day. I did not feel envious or think "oh I wish I could do that". It was not even a feeling of regret, but more of confirmation, that this is my life....a life of no personal days and that was ok. Of course I would still love a personal day, who wouldn't, but I do not feel cheated or that I am missing out because I do not get them. It was a good feeling. Please do not take this as I never get time to myself. My husband is good about taking Baby Girl on weekends sometimes and I go to church group meetings after the kids bedtime. I am only referring to a true personal day that a person receives from a paid job.
Narrow Parking Spaces
With the first child, I hardly left the house alone. It seemed like such an ordeal and took me forever to get out of the house. This time with the second child, we leave the house every other day and sometimes at a moments notice. My biggest obstacle is while we are out, which one do I get out or put in first. It usually depends on the weather and where we are, grocery store with a cart or a restaurant. We were leaving a restaurant one day this week and the vehicle on Little Man's side was so close that I could not even fit his car seat through the door. I am not complaining because the vehicle was not over the line or super close, it just happened to be the way we were both parked that I could not open the door wide enough to fit the car seat through. I had already put Baby Girl in her seat...thank goodness she is facing forward. After assessing the situation I folded the handle down on his car seat and lifted it over Baby Girl with her in her seat. So I had one foot on the floor, leaning over her to get his car seat into the base. I was successful! I will admit, I had a few other ideas first that were not my brightest ideas and not anything that I actually tried. It was just a moment that made me realize there will be things like this where I will need to improvise because for the most part, I will be alone and I just have to figure it out.
Remember the Money
This is the first time this has happened but I am sure it will not be the last. We were at the grocery store and when I got to the checkout, I realized my purse was in the car. My purse that contained the money to pay for the groceries in my cart. So here I go pushing the cart with my kids in it out to the car while the cashier rang up my items then back into the store. Thankfully the cashier and the lady behind me was very forgiving. I always hate to keep people waiting, especially in a grocery store line. So grateful for kind people!
Those were my mommy moments this week. I am truly enjoying being at home. I do not have to dread going back to work after maternity leave and I can really enjoy my time with them. It is an adventure every day and I am sure there will be many more mommy moments to come.
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Scripture/Quote of the Week:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
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