I’m sitting here with one hand on my baby boy and the other pecking away at the keyboard in an effort to extend this “mommy-moment” as long as possible. I love these precious, stolen moments when all is still and quiet, and my thoughts come in full, well-formulated thoughts. Have I mentioned that I am the mother of a 6 month old? Have I mentioned that I spend most of my day chasing after a destructive, crawling bullet that knows no bounderies? “Ahhh, ” you say “You might as well kiss any time to yourself good-bye because in the next few months that baby will be walking and there will be no more stolen moments of quiet.” If I have learned anything along my (so far) brief journey in motherhood, it is that you can ALWAYS make time for yourself. Rather, you HAVE to make time for yourself.
Today, I left Kaius for 2 hours with his Daddy for the first time in several weeks. This time, I came home to a happy baby and a relaxed husband. Tonight I am sitting in bed next to my babe while he sleeps soundly, and I am thinking my own thoughts. I have discovered that I CAN find time for myself…sometimes that time will be apart from Kaius, but more often than not, I will find myself relaxing right next to my babe. Honestly, it’s better this way.