Yesterday was a busy day, and when I say busy I am sure that you all know what I mean is mom busy, too many things to do and too many things to do all at once.
Get up and have one cup of coffee, ahhhh waking up and having a cup of coffee to move my tired body, which is where it ended. I had nothing else to drink the rest of the day. I did not even realize until about 8 pm that night.
Let me tell you what I did realize though. I realized the baby needed to have diapers washed, the dogs needed water, dinner needed to be taken out of the freezer, that there was a nurse coming to the house for an OB visit, that my son needed a ride to work, that I had the same clothes on as I woke up in, I realized all of these things, but nothing about ME!
These things needed to be done, but at the same time, it seems like I did not “do me”. I needed to drink more, I needed to take five minutes, and comb my hair, wash my face, and brush my teeth. I needed to make sure my clothes were clean not just everyone else’s.
So many moms including me forget to do ourselves.
Being stay at home sometimes is a luxury to me and other times I wonder if, it gives me a little bit of a license to just not “do me”?
I need to still take care of my needs and myself and (GASP) even a want now and then.
It is important to remember that we are the keepers of the home, and that we need to try to make a better effort sometimes in taking care of ourselves.
If I worked outside the home, I would have to get dressed, have to take time to eat and drink and maybe even pee alone, why don’t I do it while working in the home.
Do you? Do you take the time to “do you”?
It is easy and sometimes even accepted in our “mommy” groups that we can go to pot, and take care of everyone else but ourselves.
We need about 4 bottles of water a day, I don’t know that in ounces but, it doesn’t really matter, because I had none yesterday, and I matter more than that, I am going to do a better job of doing the right things by me and my body and what is important.
How about you? Do you, do you?