JMJ95 *Sometimes I just get plain tired of the laundry to be done, kids to be fed, floors to be swept, kids to be tutored, being chauffeur… I love being with my children. But even happy moms need a day off too, once in a while. It is time to recharge.
Ring the School Bell 95/180 days
The final touches have been put on our yard. It is picture perfect, and the $1600 which we have sunk into it will be a nice rebate. Hurray! We are all ready for a break from this massive undertaking! My joints are so stiff and achy. Stiff joints and all, we are going to Disneyland tomorrow, with Rushdi and Kristi, Pablo and Veronique, as well as everyone’s kids.
Rushdi and Kristi offered us some free Disneyland tickets which they won through Rushdi’s employer. He won the tickets at a Disney-sponsored employee party. The contest involved floating rubber duckies. That is all I know! Apparently, Rushdi had one lucky rubber ducky. Disneyland here we come!
A little while ago, Kristi invited the moms for a Disney day. What fun. Adult conversation the whole day long. And the dads eventually had their day too!
It doesn’t have to be Disneyland, to have a great get-away from the regular routine. When the kids were much younger, it seemed to take forever before I could get out and do things on my own, but maybe you have a relative or more of a support group than I did, to watch the kids, and can take an afternoon or a day to yourself. Our group’s rule is bring the nursing baby, if need be. Moms love adoring new babies anyway!
Sometimes I get tired of the kid paparazzi and just need a break with my friends.
Sometimes I just get plain tired of the laundry to be done, kids to be fed, floors to be swept, kids to be tutored, being chauffeur…
I love being with my children. But even happy moms need a day off too, once in a while.
It is time to recharge. Spending a little time with my friends leaves me with a calm, after-retreat like feeling.
Here are some relaxing ideas to do with your friends.
Mom’s day out ideas
- Mom’s day at Disneyland or other theme park. Suggest a Dad’s day out also!
- Breakfast once a month with your buddies. Put it on the calendar, maybe the first Saturday of each month, a time when perhaps your spouse can watch the little ones. A great perk of dining with adults is you don’t have to share what is on your plate! You may want to hide the leftovers, though!
- Go out for fine dining once a month. Just make sure you go out with your husband as many times, so it is fair and he doesn’t get jealous of your group! Find a centralized location if your group lives far apart from each other. Even if the food ends up falling short of a good homecooked meal, it doesn’t matter too much. It’s the uninterrupted conversation which is the real luxury here.
- Have a crafting or scrapbooking day with your friends. Make a piece of artwork by you!
- For something more informal, have a mom’s night at “Menchie’s” (a frozen yogurt shop) or go out for ice cream.
- Meet at the beach for a picnic and take a leisurely stroll, or a hike in a rural area.
- Basically, just about anywhere fun you can go with the kids, you can go with your friends. It is just a different experience, not better, but a little time just for you and your friends!
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** Note to the Reader- Today’s narrative is an excerpt of our family’s school journey from a few years ago, during my eldest daughter’s senior year in high school, a rather emotional year, with its many ups and downs.
May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine. Annette