As the rain falls and I have my afternoon coffee during nap time I am reminded of who I am. This is my quiet time. This is the time when I get a moment to reflect on my day and think ahead. Most days it’s thinking about what to do for dinner, what to clean, and how much more time I have to just sit and think on my own. These couple of hours in the middle of the day are my time to get myself ready for the rest of the day, mentally speaking. Some days I am drained at this point and can’t even put a thought together. Some days I want to call everyone I know and tell them how amazing bubs has been for me. Some days I want J to get home early so I can continue to sit and drink my coffee and watch a show.
It’s easy to forget who you are once you become a mother. It’s easy to forget to take time to yourself. I’m not even talking about time to yourself where you’re out of the house for hours on end without anyone calling you or needing you. I’m talking enough time to yourself to shave both legs fully without someone barging in to ask a question.
I love this time that I get to watch our son on the monitor, have a hot coffee, curl up with a blanket and watch Hallmark channel. It’s just the season for it. I may not be getting much done right now, but I am getting time to collect my thoughts, collect myself, and watch a cheesy romantic Christmas movie.
I encourage you to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with a comfy blanket during this cold season and read a book or watch a show you enjoy. Embrace those moments that you have alone to get yourself together. You don’t always have to be doing something. It’s good to do nothing every once in a while. I took my opportunity today on a rainy day to sit and enjoy the sound of the rain hitting the windows, albeit with a show on in the background. It was very much so needed. I am still me. I’m not just a mom. But, boy, I am proud to be a mom.
And secretly, as much as I’m enjoying this time alone and don’t want it to be over. I do want it to be over. I can’t wait to see that little boys smiling face and cuddle him up with me. I may just turn on the fire and teach him what true relaxation looks like today.
P.S. If you are a Costco member. Go get the sherpa lined throw blankets. I got two. I finally got rid of our throw blankets that we’ve had for 7+ years and had holes in them. It was embarrassing. Now everyone that comes over wants one for themselves. They’re only $15. You can’t beat that.
Go-to Sherpa lined moccasins. My absolute favorite!
Madewell jeans and sweater. I’m wearing last years version of the sweater. I’ve linked this years version. So comfy and so cozy. It’s the exact same except for the pocket placement.