Sunday, May 21, 2006

guilt-free mommy

Twice in the last 24 hours, someone has expressed to me both the desire for a break from their kids and the guilt they feel at even saying such a thing. If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a big fan of mommy "alone time." We all need to recharge our mental (and physical) batteries from time to time, I mean, have you ever put half-dead batteries in a flashlight because the lights were out and the ones in the RC car were the only ones you could lay your hands (or stub your toes) on? The flashlight doesn't work so well, does it? And when the power comes back on, thos batteries will certainly no longer run the RC car! So whats a woman who's on call 24-7-365 to do? Take your break. Don't feel guilty. Don't even think about feeling guilty. Because when you come back, rested and refreshed, you'll be a better mom. Promise.

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