Wednesday, January 12, 2011
So, today was a snow day for my kids and husband. If you don't know what that means, it means none of them had to do what they normally do every day because snow fell in accumulations that made it unsafe to get where they need to go. The reason I didn't include myself in the list of people who got a snow day is because I didn't. I am a stay at home mom. There are no sick days, no vacation days, and no snow days. My job is literally 24/7. The breaks that I do get during the day (ie the afternoons the youngest has preschool) are used for Dr appointments, school appointments, grocery shopping, cleaning, and whatever else I need to do that is easier to do without kids. My weekends require even more work because all three kids are at home. And if you remember from reading other blogs, 2 of those kids have special needs (1 of the 2 requires constant supervision)
So when I go away for the day alone, or go out to eat with friends, or go away without my husband or kids, it's because I need it. If I don't take care of myself, then I can't take care of my kids, or my husband. And my husband is just as capable of taking care of our three kids as I am, and I am thankful he has the ability to do it. He knows how important it is that I take time to get refreshed. Because as they say... if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
*For the record, I know working moms work just as hard, and yes you need breaks too :)