Today’s musing asked if you have someting just for you…an indulgence you take for yourself. My son helped me pick the question. It was actually worded, “What do you do when your kids go to bed and you don’t have to get on them to do their chores and stuff!”
It made me think of one of my first blog posts, Mommy’s Little Secret. In the hectic and chaotic world of mommies, resolve, respond, repair, and referee are common verbs used to describe our actions.
So what do you do that is just for you? Is it a quiet cup of coffee early in the morning, a jog around the neighborhood? How about bubble baths, a day at the spa or even a special treat that is off limits to the rest of the family?
Mine would be my quiet time in the morning. That warm cup of coffee, snuggled under a blanket, with the cat gently nuzzling my Bible. It settles me for the day. It keeps me grounded, because inevitably the kids wake up and it is referee time, change the poopy diaper time, wipe the boogers time, clean the house, fix the food, listen to the complaints, listen to the joys, listen to and fix the problems.
But that half hour before I must attend to my children and husband, the small glimpse of solitude alone with my Creator, that is enough to settle me for the day, give me strength to battle the daily struggles that every Super Mommy must face.