I’ve been going crazy lately with chasing after our 19 month-old. The thing is, I’m grateful that our temporary apartment is paid for during this move, BUT it is NOT CHILD-SAFE!!!
I’m spending most of my day to keep the little man out of trouble, and we already had quite a few bumps and bruises in the past 3 weeks. Not fun. Plus, it’s exhausting for me to always be the bad cop, telling him “No, that’s dangerous” etc. It’s tiring.
In addition to the new apartment and running after a curious little explorer, my significant other isn’t home much. He has to work late, goes to the store during our son’s bed-time, etc. so all of the toddler stuff falls on me. Yes, I’m grateful to be able to stay at home with our son, but I’m telling you I need a break, and quite truthfully I always thought the two guys would be spending much more time together. For some reason, I always need to be around.
It’s time to let go.
This mama needs some room to breathe. Take a yoga class, go for a run, get a pedicure, whatever. I’m not asking for a full-time nanny. Just an hour every couple of days.
As my son is napping and recovering from a fall off of the arm chair, I’m trying to take a few breaths just for me.
And possibly I’m going to order this summery polka-dot top from Nordstrom.
Fellow toddler-mamas: How do you keep yourself sane? Childcare? A husband that helps out? Retail therapy?