Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action

I am tired of listening to myself whine about being lazy, having few local girlfriends, and only running errands in my free time. Yesterday I decided it was time for action!

I emailed a bunch of the other moms from LP's day care class asking them to get together for a moms-only lunch this weekend. Despite the last minute invitation I was thrilled to get an affirmative response from everyone! When does this ever happen?

I remember when LP was only a few months old one of the women from the mom's group at Stamford Hospital (where I gave birth) tried to stage a get together for a weekend day. When I replied, "Are kids invited?" she said something to the effect of, "Of course! I miss my baby so horribly when I am at work during the week that I want to spend every waking minute with him on the weekends."

At the time I felt chastised and a bit like a bad mommy. Of course I wanted to be with my daughter. I love her more than life itself. But now I feel confident enough in the fact that I am an awesome mom to say that sometimes a few hours without her makes everyone a bit more sane.

Besides, lunch is scheduled during her nap time...


Tiffany said...

When they are first born you want them with ou 24 hours a day. Then when they are active toddlers there is nothing more enjoyable than an afternoon away from the litte one.

I am longing for an afternoon without the little one - some peace and quiet but at the same time I want to spend as much with her as possible since very soon I will have 2 and not nearly as much along time with Mikayla.

Stephanie said...

Yep, totally. I think time away from everyone makes us all a little more sane. I enjoy some time to myself or with my girlfriends... away from the kiddos, away from My Hubby, heck, even away from the cat.

It's goodness. Hope your lunches are peaceful and filled with laughter.

KiKi said...

Good for you. Zeze's almost four and at times I still feel guilty about leaving her. But you're right, everyone needs a little quiet time, otherwise you will go insane. Have fun!

A's Mom said...

Good for you! I wish I had more friends around here. I think I need to take after you with the motto of a "little more action"!