To be a fabulous mom, you have to know that it's okay to pamper yourself. I know it's hard. It's been more than difficult for me to except the fact that there are times when you go shopping that you don't have to come home with something for the kids or groceries. Imagine that! I still haven't gotten the concept of that, hence, the purse issue. But this weekend I realized how wonderful it is to just time time out and have a Ladies Day.
My children are 9, 6, and 4. And I have never left them, except to go to my sister's graduation last year. As many know, I celebrated my 31st birthday about 2 weeks ago and my best friend has been trying to coordinate a day for us and a few girlfriends to get together and do girlie things. Finally, we did it.
Ms. Thang took me to the spa to get a massage. This is something that I've never done before. I've never taken the time and never wanted to spend the money to do it. We went out to have a nice dinner, went to one of those "girlie parties", and spent the night talking and laughing over a few drinks.
Well, I'm glad that I got the experience. The massage was nice and relaxing, but the wonderful part was spending a weekend without the family, without hearing Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! Without worrying about laundry, cleaning or anything... FOR TWO DAYS!
The best part of the experience was having a willing participant to help make it all possible. My husband, I have to, was wonderful about the whole thing. Just getting home from 5 days in the field, he willingly took on the responsibility of being the sole parent for the weekend. He did a great job because when I came home, of course everything was clean, dinner was done and he was doing laundry. The kids said they had a good time and I felt extremely at ease the entire weekend knowing that everything would be fine when I got home.
I learned that it should be okay to do something for yourself every now and then. It's okay to pamper yourself, do something that feels good to you, hang out with friends, be something other than just a mom, every now and then. I also learned that in order to remain a fabulous mommy, Mommy has to appreciate and love herself as much as she does her family.
And that's what being MOMMY FABULOUS is all about!