Now that the children are finishing term and excitedly making their plans for the summer many mums may be forgiven for being apprehensive in addition to being free from the school runs. Many working mums are balancing paid work with the additional childcare and trips out that are required to stop the ‘I’m bored chants’
Many more mums (and dads) are probably thinking ‘what about me time’ We all know that for everyone’s emotional wellbeing we need some time to relax or to have time to yourself. Over the years I have realised that I am happy being on my own for short periods of time. In my early 20′s I didn’t like being home alone especially in evenings if Lee was out and the children in bed. In those days every noise would have me panicking and I just often went to bed early to avoid being on my own. Now I relish this time and enjoy being on my own. Therefore I have been thinking and asking some other bloggers just what they do to give themselves a break.
Sim from Sim’s Life has lots of childfree time this summer and she shared her plans …. so after tidying up earlier I am now sitting on a couch, with my feet up watching the TV… nice to enjoy some downtime
Annie from Manneskjur has plans similar to mine as she explained that ‘I’m going to indulge in my guilty pleasure more – an evening rom com and a bottle of wine – heck I may even dig out my foot spa! Penny from Being Mrs C reminds us that we need to indulge in our hobbies Penny has vowed to ‘spend a couple of hours a week on my hobbies in the evenings. Big plans for things I want to craft that don’t involve glitter, glue and googly eyes!
My guilty pleasure and I don’t actually feel guilty about it is running myself a luxurious bath with some decadent bubbles from Cowshed whilst supping on some equally luxurious drinking fudge from presents for men which I have naughtily hidden away from the children!
Maggy from Red Ted Art has come up with a cunning plan ‘I have booked OH and the kids on a camping trip… without me… hehehehe and I also plan to palm the off with neighbours so I can go for a run’ In a similar vein Amanda from The ana mum diary shared that ‘I’ve booked a weekend away for my hubby and I whilst my Mum and Dad look after the girls. Can’t wait! Finally Sonya from Rocknroll mum has it sorted with bribery ‘I am lucky in having a 17 year old so will be bribing her to look after the younger two for an hour here and there. It will cost me, but it will be worth it!
A final thought comes from Kelly at Domestic goddesque reminds us the holidays don’t last forever and for some normal service and me time is resumed ‘I shall be getting some me time 5 minutes after the school run on 3rd September’.
So however your spending the summer and your time, enjoy it.
Disclosure: I was gifted the drinking fudge and cowshed bubbles for my me time.