Powered by Blogger.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

looking after myself

Today, I did something just for myself.

The Bear was driving me crazy.  His latest escapade was getting through the child-proof lid of a bottle of anti-histamine.  Luckily he didn't drink any, but still.  I know that ASD kids often have fine motor skill issues, so I've been trying to focus on the positive - ie that his fine motor skills are excellent.  But still.

So when his lovely speech therapist rang to cancel due to illness, I was momentarily distraught.  I'd been counting on that time to fill our morning.  What on earth was I going to do now??

That's when it hit me.  Daycare, known to us as Kindy.  I made a frantic call to the Director, who fitted him in with no problem.  Three hours of Mummy time.  I stopped off at the shops and bought a pair of jeans which will have to be returned because I was over-optimistic about the size of my thighs, then came home, played on the computer for a bit, read a magazine and had a cup of tea.  I have done some washing, but only because I felt like it.

I feel like a new woman.  I feel like I can make it throught the rest of the day.  I feel excited that I'll be picking the Bear up in 15 minutes.  What do I NOT feel?  Guilty.  This was my time, and I'm worth it!


  1. Good for you! I love those mini-escapes.

  2. That is awesome! Good for you!!! I need to work on this with myself, I so often feel guilty when I need some me time and I know I shouldn't but get caught in the mommy guilt trap so easily. I am so happy you were able to relax and do what you wanted to do for a bit.

  3. You most certainly are worth it! And good for you for not feeling guilty. My oldest was able to open child proof caps at age 2 - not fun!