Thursday, March 8, 2007

A Taste (just a taste) of Freedom

This afternoon, hubby was nice enough to let me have some time to myself. I had a mini-breakdown this last weekend because I'm never alone...I'm ALWAYS a mommy, always doing mommy things. Sometimes I just need a break! So, he took off of work a little early today, and let me go to BIG TOWN (1 hour away) to have some 'ME time'. I still had some of my Christmas money left, so I was bound and determined to have a fun shopping spree!

I left around 2 or so, and the first thing I did was call my mom to brag about my new found freedom. I then realized, 15 minutes into my drive, that I was still listening to Aladdin. Yes, I'm such a mom. I thumbed through my Cd's and I was feeling a bit crazy, so I popped in some Alanis Morissette and jammed the whole rest of the way! It has been a very long time since I've listened to that CD, and it reminded me of high school! It surprised me how many of the lyrics are still etched in my brain.

I shopped, and shopped, and shopped some more. I was gone a total of 6 1/2 hours from my girls. I did have a nice break...one that I really needed. But I did realize something....
After marriage, and especially after kids, there is no real escape, or 'peace'. I mean the kind of peace where you have no one to think about besides yourself. As much as I was hoping that just for a few hours I could feel FREE, I wasn't. I found myself constantly looking at my watch, wondering if Avery was sleeping, or if PG was feeding Liv. And, the majority of my time spent in BIG TOWN was at children's clothing stores...sad I know. As much as I only wish that I could feel that feeling of escaping, I wouldn't trade it for the feeling of driving into the driveway and seeing my precious Avery waving at me out the window with a big smile on her face...
So, I had my little get away. I was in a completely different town than my children and my husband, which rarely if ever happens. I'm refreshed...my closet has a few new items...and the girls have some new clothes as well...
A MOM JUST HAS TO HAVE SOME TIME TO HERSELF...

P.S. Here is one of my BEST finds from Gymboree.
It was on sale for $14, regular price $50...CRAZY!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sooooooooo wonderful that you did that for yourself (Yeah, Gavin!! Thanks!!). Ah, I feel relieved FOR you! And, yes, super cute outfit you found at Gymboree.

Hey, Carrie and I are having trouble uploading photos to our blog directly through Blogger like normal...for about 3 days. You're not?

Hilary said...

AMEN!! I hear ya :)

Kim said...

Ooooh, good for you hun! Kudos to Gavin for giving you that time that you so desperatly needed, I love those times, not that I don't love my family but it is ever so needed

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