Friday, July 13, 2012

Grateful For...'A Day'

This week I enjoyed the luxury of a day to myself.
I refuse to feel guilty about it.
I do.
No guilt.

Maybe just a little.

Usually, if Magoo is in care I am on my way to work, at work, or on my way from work.
During the school holidays I still go into work on the day that he is at care to prep and meet with colleagues.

With maternity leave looming, I decided weeks ago that I wouldn't go into work this week
- but Magoo still went to daycare.
Sinful, I know.

We're pretty much a package deal, Magoo and I.
Like most pre schoolers and their Mums - we go almost everywhere together.

Especially seeing as he's currently an only child and fairly well behaved (hee hee - watch me eat those words in the coming days!)  - I can usually manage appointments, catch-ups, chores, shopping and all the rest with my little sidekick.

Even on weekends with home renovations, family outings and Hubby's paddling commitments, Magoo and I tend to spend most of our days together.

Not on Thursday.
I flew solo.
It felt weird - but a pretty fantastic weird!

I went to the gym, met a gorgeous friend for coffee, made my way through a mammoth list of shopping, gift buying and cluck cluck clucking at some teeny,tiny clothes -  before meandering back to pick up Magoo.

Magoo who asked me "how woo work was, Mummy?"

No guilt, remember?

Mummy niggles aside, it was a terrific day.
So much so, I plan to do it again next week before I go back to work the week after!

(Hmmm. Do I need to include the disclaimer about how much I truly love my little man here?     Nah.      Didn't think so.)

Linking with Maxabella Loves' 52 Weeks of Grateful.

Happy weekend!
Shar :-)


Deb @ home life simplified said...

Sounds wonderful - i never feel guilty about my days by myself - we moms give so much of ourselves to those beautiful little people ...glad you enjoyed your day (here's to next week too!)

Miss Mandy said...

Seriously we love our kids with all our hearts. but a day to ourselves is truly awesome.

Farmers Wifey said...

I think we all need a day or two, just to chill and relax, and if I want to clean some cupboards out I damn well will!!!!! In peace lol

Jane said...

Good for you, Shar! I am so impressed. It took me ages to get over that guilt but it's s essential for everyone's well-being for us mums to have that precious time out. J x

Mama of 2 boys said...

Sounds blissful Shar, but that pesky Mama guilt, it always rears it's head. You deserve a few hours to yourself my friend, the second pregnancy is a tough one. And you are still gymming it?? You're amazing! xo

Maxabella said...

NO GUILT! Bloody hell, I'd go nuts without a day here and there for myself. I didn't know I was supposed to feel guilty about it until other bloggers told me they did... SO GLAD you had such a terrific day, Shar.

I think my blog post tonight might make it even better... I hope!!? x

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

So good! So nurturing! Good work! Definitely do it again before baby arrives xx