Hey everyone, sorry it's been a while since I've updated this blog. It's just been crazy around here!
Mommas, here's a hard truth: if you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to take care of anyone around you! If you're anything like me, you struggle with feeling selfish when yoga class interferes with your kid's first Little League game. You have simply got to give yourself permission to be selfish!
Also, has anyone seen Aiden? I thought he was playing at our neighbors', but I just got out of a massage and saw on Facebook that they're in Portugal! I know, right? Who vacations in Portugal? It's like, hello, Paris is right there! Anyhow, I'll call the Chick-Fil-A manager and see if Aiden is stuck in the slide again. Brad has always been such a sweetheart to check the slides when he's locking up for the night.
Anyway, here are a few self-care tips I've learned over however many years I've been a parent. First, learn how to say "no", especially to things that cause you stress! For years, I used to get SO stressed about parent-teacher conferences, what with all the queries about how to get my eldest to wear clothes and not pee in the sink. So, I learned to just say no. They will keep calling; you just stay strong, momma!
Second, your body is a temple, so pay attention to what you're putting in it. Plan ahead with what you are mixing with your vodka, to make sure you're getting all the vitamins you need. A little orange juice here, tomato juice there, and a One-A-Day women's gummy will have you feeling ready to climb that mountain!
I could have sworn Aiden was on his Macbook playing Minecraft just a few minutes ago, but when I went to refill my large novelty wine glass, he wasn't there. Weird!
Finally, treat yourself! Is your leg hurting from trying to rock the baby's swing while you watch Bridgerton? You buy that robot swing that senses movement, a monitor with a three-mile radius, and get you some shopping therapy! If you don't feel good about your purse, that's the sort of tension your baby can sense. Let it go, girl!
Ladies, I hope you know you are worth it, you deserve it, and that you will call me if you see Aiden. He's around six years old (?), brownish hair, and however tall that age is supposed to be.
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