Parents regularly need breaks they can't get. Here's how to sneak in a little you time!
This post is sponsored by Cafe Breaks. All opinions are my own.
I can't tell you how many times I just needed a few moments to myself. Maybe the kids were fighting over the same toy for a bit too long and had me playing referee for an hour too many; maybe my husband was on night three of his business trip and I was desperate to go to the bathroom alone for once; or maybe we were having a great day and I was just worn out from playing nonstop. The thing about being a mom is you don't get to run your own schedule. You get up when your kids are up and you come running when you're needed. But sometimes, you just need a little break!
Now that Otto is a little bit older, I feel comfortable leaving him in one room while I go to another. He usually follows me immediately (remember back in the first paragraph about how I often wish I could go to the bathroom alone? Yeah, that's a real thing. A thing that never happens... Oh, to be alone in the bathroom for once! But I digress...) Like I said, he usually follows me, as does Henry, but every so often they're so engrossed in whatever they're doing that I can catch a moment to myself. Those are always great moments for a breather.
But sometimes, I need a breather when nobody is giving me any space! Moms, I know you all know what I'm talking about. Heck, even if you're not a mom but have a clingy and/or particularly needy dog, you know what I'm talking about. What I do in those moments is escape to my closet. Nope, not even kidding a little bit. It's a large walk in, and wouldn't you know, there's a lock on the inside. Why there's a lock on the inside I'll never know, but I thank the person who put it there! Because I can go and sit amongst my clothes for a few seconds of peace.
If I'm feeling particularly fancy/desperate, I acknowledge that it's time not only for a quick breather, but a fast treat, too. Treat yo'self, right? I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I've always loved a little chocolate (it's built into the female chromosomes, I swear) and anything with caramel. Cafe Breaks is the perfect fast break treat. It's small enough to consume in a short amount of time (hey, this referee has to get back to her job before all hell breaks loose!) and just the right amount of sweet for a quick treat.
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|Smiling in glee because I'm eating pudding by myself in my closet? Oh heck yes.|