As a mom, time by yourself is almost unheard of – even going to the bathroom is a group event! 🙂
I am lucky since my husband and I have an understanding that we are better people, better partners, better parents after having some “me” time. Sometimes this means going to Target by myself, or sending the boys out to dinner or to the park while I sit in front of the TV and just relax, or every once in a while this means I get to hang out with some of my girlfriends. Daddy has his own version of relaxing whether that is hang out with his friends or veg out in front of some sporting event on TV.
My group of girlfriends is a mix of mommies and non-mommies. So the mommy play dates sometimes include the kids, but either way we are just there to enjoy each other’s company (and luckily the kids get along as well). We don’t do anything fancy since we are all on a budget, but we will either go out for a bite or meet up at someone’s house and bring in food and a bottle of wine. Or if we have the kids we will head to the park or a local kiddie hang out and let the kids get out some of that energy while we chat.
Just the other day we got together after way too many schedule changes – it was WONDERFUL! Totally needed and missed! We talk on the phone here and there, or see each other one on one for a few minutes here and there, but it is a treat when we can get everyone together. It was a lot of playing catch up with each other’s lives but it was just good to get that time away.
We are hoping to plan a girls getaway soon — nothing too far or too crazy. But it would be nice to get out of the usual daily grind. Hope the husbands don’t mind not being invited! 🙂 lol