Taking it For Granted

by GettingFreedom on February 20, 2009

I love my job. I really, really do. There are days that I just feel overwhelmed by all my housewife-ly mommy duties–but honestly I wouldn’t change it for a second.

I say this, because I have been taking it for granted, and I didn’t realize it. I’ve come accustomed to always having my kiddos around.

We live away from all of our family, and I have major issues with trusting people to watch my kiddos. Needless to say, our breaks are few and far between. And, well, we are okay with that.

My sister in law surprised me this week, and came down for the big kids’ Basketball game and offered to take our 3 year old back home with her–until Saturday!

I hestitated, but we agreed.

It has been ever so quiet today, but yet very productive while my big kids were off to school. I was home, by myself for most of the day.

A quiet day, and a much needed break, are definitely a finer thing in life. But you know what? So is mommyhood–and boy have I missed it today.

I miss my baby! I’ll be sure to catch up on those snuggles when you come home! ;)

To see other Finer Things in Life, be sure to check out Finer Things Friday over at Amy’s.

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Rona's Home Page February 20, 2009 at 4:01 am

I remember when our son went to Maine for 2 weeks. My husband and I were originally thrilled at the idea of having the apartment to ourselves. Then I got sick, the quiet got to us. Man, did that kid have us whipped.
I’m happy to say that I have now gotten over missing him like that.
I’m sure your little one is having lots of fun and will be glad to get back home.
Enjoy your me time.


Shanna February 20, 2009 at 6:49 am

Oh, I know how you feel. We never get a break from our three little ones and when the moment comes that we are child free… we don’t know what to do with ourselves and can’t wait til they come home. In the last four years since having them, I think they’ve been overnight with grandma once and an aunt of mine once…

I’m sure our/your little one feels just as weird about the experience as you, just not the same. ;)

Take care!


Amy @ Finer Things February 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for linking up!

One of the crazy Mommy things… you can’t wait till they go (just for a day or two) but then you can’t wait to get ‘em back. ;-)

He’s a sweetie!


Sherry February 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

What a blessing to be content with staying home with your children! :D


JessieLeigh February 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

What a great post!

You are so absolutely right. I never spent a day away from my children until last winter when my husband was awarded a trip to Sanibel Island, FL for the two of us. My SIL watched our kids for us. I was SO excited and the minute I walked in our gorgeous hotel suite, I sat on the bed and sobbed.

Try to enjoy the break while you can, but I totally feel your pain! :)


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