Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Treating Myself #SocialSummer

06 September 2016

Treating Myself #SocialSummer

I rarely get time to have me time to treat myself alone. (After all, I am a mom with two children-one homeschooled and a toddler.) About once a week, I go buy iced coffee from Panera Bread or Dunkin' Donuts. Afterwards I walk, with my children, to the park. While they're playing, I sit on the bench, often knitting or listening to an audio book. 

When I'm finished with the coffee, I often push Charis on the swing 6 times-not five times or seven times; it has to be six times because she's "six years old now." Then Justin and I toss around whatever ball we brought to the park. 

Sometimes, it can be very easy for me to feel sorry for myself since I don't get to treat myself alone, but I would not trade the interactions I have with my children for alone time.



What ways do you treat yourself? This post was written as one of the prompts for the summer blogging challenge by social insiders.

9 comments:

  1. I feel that although I am home and must tend to my three daughters I will not be able to do the best job possible if I don't "treat" myself daily. I also don't consider it a treat as much as a necessity to take care of myself so I can take care of my children. Kind of like on an airplane if I don't put the life mask on myself first I will be passed out and not able to take care of my child. I hope you get to treat yourself more often and glad you got to enjoy!

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  2. I need to start treating myself more. But atleast I try to have some personal private time every morning before my kids wake up. We give up so much when we become mothers, but it creates an even greater determination to take care of ourselves so that we can continue on. It's hard, but thanks for the reminder.

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  3. enjoy because in a few short years you'll get to enjoy lots of time alone. I miss my kids sooooo much. sneak extra hugs

    seriously moms do need to schedule some quiet time. Tell the kids it's "quiet time" and everyone - including them enjoys what they love but quietly. reading - coloring for the kids etc.

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  4. Treating ourselves is so important! I think self-care is so necessary because it puts us in a balanced place to better pour out to those around us- especially our children. Like you, even just getting away to a nice cafe and getting lost in a book has been wonderful LOL

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  5. I try to get an hour or two by myself before bed, treating myself is quite simple. Even though I'm not a mother, I do live in a very full house of children and am often the live in nanny, haha!
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  6. There is nothing wrong with yearning for some alone time! That being said, I'm glad you can also find the value in your time with your kiddos. :)

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  7. I don't have any children yet, so I have no clue what that feels like and sometimes I desire your experiences. But then I realize, this is where God has me right now and the days of not having alone time to treat myself will surly come. It's interesting, I don't have the demands of a family however, our treats are exactly the same. I like stopping by Starbucks to enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Enjoy this season of your life. There will come a time when they will be gone and you will desire the swing pushes and ball tosses. I just spent time with my mom this weekend and she mentioned how much she enjoyed just having my brother and myself around.

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  8. Treating ourselves is so important! I think self-care is so necessary because it puts us in a balanced place to better pour out to those around us- especially our children. Like you, even just getting away to a nice cafe and getting lost in a book has been wonderful.
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