Back when I was a young professional and before I had children, I would work a grueling +70 hour work week, and then spend the entire weekend relaxing and pampering myself from head to toe. I worked hard, and I deserved to be rewarded. Right?
Weekly trips to the mall, fantastic dinners out and late night drinks with friends. I went to the best salon in town, getting my hair cut and highlighted on a 8 week schedule. Bi-weekly pedicures were the norm, and I didn’t think twice about splurging on massages and facials.
High maintenance? Probably. But I wanted it, I could afford it, and I had time on my hands to enjoy it.
Unfortunately, that girl is long gone. She’s been replaces with a tired housewife who slaves away, taking care of 4 unintentionally hilarious and high maintenance children. “Me time” still happens, it just looks a whole lot more pathetic.
10 things that I consider “me time,” now that I have kids:
Granted, so many of these things on the list I’ve done with my children in tow. But as a general rule of thumb, I’d rather do them alone. And the truth is sad. I truly do look forward to doctor’s appointments, just to be alone.
How about you? What things do you now do that you consider “me time,” now that you’ve become a parent?
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