Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WFMW - Taking a vacation day

As a stay at home mom I am on duty (at work) pretty much 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I was reminded by my husband that he too has a full time job and then has his evening and weekend duty of being dad and husband. (I would like to mention that he too is on call 24/7 and does a great job when I need him).

So the other day I had a thought...I need to take a vacation day! After all when I worked I took vacation days. I think it is VERY important for people to take vacation days, whether they work outside the home or at home. We need our sanity people!

My husband and mother understood that I needed this day off. So this past Monday I was able to go to the mall and get a manicure and pedicure. I had thought about getting a massage, but I am glad I didn't because during my mani/pedi I sat in a massaging chair! It was so nice and relaxing. (stay tuned for more info on where I went, I want to make sure they get the props they deserve because they did a great job and I was very pleased)

I felt very refreshed after this. I was then able to come home and have lunch with my husband before he went to work (my mom had picked up Ian and taken him to her house by this point). After he left for work I laid down and took a nap...a 2 hour 45 minute nap! It was so nice to wake up when I was ready rather than when Ian was ready!

What works for you? To see more WFMW go to We Are THAT Family! And while you at it schedule a vacation day!

Please ignore my ugly feet, but focus on the cute flower on my big toes! Also, I am pretty proud of my manicure too! (I won't mention that I ruined my thumb nail right after I had it done all because preggo here couldn't wait to go to the bathroom, so shh, I didn't say a word about that)


Wander said...

When I was raising my kiddos....I could have used a vaca day too!

It was tough! I had 3 under 4! I highly recommend mama's take care of themselves. Also, do something with friends every once in a while. You'll be surprised how it refreshes you to do the everyday mundane stuff again!

Now....mine are all teens. Taking a me much easier!

Eos Mom said...

It's great that your mom and husband helped you take a day off. Bravo! I've found it's important for me (a necessity really) to get out once a week ALONE. Usually this happens when both kids are napping on Saturday or Sunday (so daddy's "watching" them but it's not hard work for him either) and I usually shop. It's brief, but when I don't get my alone time, the following week is much harder.