Over the weekend The Daddy took the kids fishing. He had been wanting to go for a while and he wanted me to go too. But Saturday was the ONLY day that week that we didn't have anything we HAD to do, and that we had actually been home! It had been such a busy week for us. I was really wanting to just be home and get some cleaning and work done.
Part of me felt terrible for not wanting to go, and spend this quality time with him and the kids. And though I think it would have been nice I had gone too, I remember that the kids need this kind of quality Daddy time too. They are with me most. They cling to me daily. There is hardly a time when I had my lap to myself! At least one of them is always sitting in my lap or squished next to me. They follow me everywhere. And I try to do lots of fun projects and such with them. They get lots of Mommy time. This Daddy time was something they will remember and love and cherish. And I am happy for that.
And because I was able to stay home in the peace and quiet, with out distractions I was able to get SO MUCH stuff done! Its amazing all the things a mommy can do when they are alone. For one, I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet. I got so much cleaning done... and hey it STAYED clean! I got several loads of laundry done. And Im not talking just washed, dried and piled on the couch! Im talking washed, dried and PUT AWAY! haha I got to work on my blogs and scheduled 6 posts. I got to answer emails! I got to create two new earring tutorials and a makeup tutorial for my other blog Agape Love Designs. I was able to sit and relax and enjoy my accomplishments. And I was able to miss my beautiful family.
When they got home I was excited to see their beautiful smiling faces. To hear their stories about the fish they caught and the fun they had! And I was back into mommy mode taking pictures and then telling them to get washed up for dinner! With all that dirt they were covered in you just KNOW they had fun. Don't you just love those sweet happy faces? Gah, melt my heart! I missed them. But I'm glad they had such a wonderful time with The Daddy and grateful for the much needed ME time to get so much work done too.
When you (if you ever do) get some mommy time, how do you spend it?
Do you catch up on work?
Or totally treat and indulge yourself?