Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mental Health Day

This morning around 10 I realized I need a mental health day, and by gosh, I think tomorrow is it. I was up a little earlier than normal today since J was working the same shift as me, which means we also have to get Peanut Butter up at the arse crack of dawn. She must have know what was up, since she woke up as I was about to get my shoes on and then get her going. Surprisingly, she was almost raring to go, where as I was still draggin' arse about 10 am. Thankfully J dropped her off at daycare since that is pure torture for me. After eating a delish blueberry muffin that I picked up at a farmers market yesterday, I was ready to deal with the incarcerated masses. That is until one inmate decided, hell, I'm going to get on ol' girl's nerves today, and quite frankly he did. Word of advice to peeps who might find themselves on the wrong side of the law, don't get on someone's nerves, keep yourself on the downlow and don't make waves. Once you put yourself out there, you are fair game and for the most part the "good guys" are going to win any game you want to start playing. After a fun filled day of felons, I picked up Peanut Butter and she was not getting up from her nap. I carried her out to the car and was praying we could get a little nap time together and I could catch up a little on sleep. Peanut Butter had other plans, she waited until I drifted off a bit in the chair with her, climbed on my chest and gave me a big bear hug, and decided it was time to start the cycle of play, pull mama around, cry, and a tantrum, repeat, for the next 3 hours until daddy came home, then she took a short break and continued. I told J I needed a mental health day and he told me to suck it up. After an hour and a half, he caved and said ok, I get it, make it a 5 day weekend. So I am. Peanut Butter has to go to daycare tomorrow for 5 hrs and i am going to take full advantage of it. I need to shop a bit, return a few items and maybe, possibly, a nap myself. It will be heaven. Call me a bad mom if you want, but I need a break, even if it is just for 5 hours.

6 comments:

Michelle Leigh said...

YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOM! It takes a strong woman to recognize that she needs a break. You are still you and should have time for nurturing that part of your life. I hope you have a fantastic day and please don't feel guilty, PB will have fun at daycare, she'll never know the diff!

Leslie Collins said...

You are not a bad mom for taking a mental health day! We all need them. Enjoy your time. It gives us sometime to refresh and be better mom's. I am having one tomorrow and cannot wait! : )

WORKING MOM said...

That's reality. My kids are older, and I still need mental health days. You are a great mom, obviously.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I would KILL for a mental health day! You already pay for childcare, why not use it to its' fullest advantage?! The social interaction for PB is worth its weight in gold, and having time to recharge your batteries makes you a better mom than you already are.

(Sorry it has taken me so long to come back . . . I needed a fresh start and am only slowly getting back into my regular rounds!)

imbeingheldhostage said...

No Bad Mom comments from me-- heck, I am reading this with envy!! (I think it's hilarious you just commented on my blog while I was commenting on yours) :-)

Amy said...

I hope you had a good one. We all need the every so often! You are a great mom!