The babe is asleep, Daddy is at a friend's, and the eldest is spending the night at his father's. Dishes are done and the house is clean. I'm sitting here next to the wonderful sounds of Carlos Santana's Black Magic Woman.
I could use this time to meditate, or better... workout. But no. I just want to take a quiet moment to myself and just enjoy the music. I think we, as a society, don't take enough time for ourselves. We jam pack our days full of activities. Not only for us, but also for our kids.
Think about it, when is the last time you sat down and did nothing. You may have to go way back.
Why is it looked down on to take some time for yourself and do nothing? I encourage it. Not just from mom to mom either. Children should have their down time too. The Eldest's is playing with his Lego. The baby sometimes NEEDS crib time in a quiet room. Daddy....well, he sleeps :).
Challenge to my readers.... take time for you, even if its only 10 minutes.