It was my birthday last week and the weather didn't cooperate for a hike and the hubby was sick.. sooo Mini Me and I did a girls day at the mall. I don't do a lot of clothes shopping, mainly yoga clothes and that only requires a couple of clicks on the computer. :)
Well we had a really great day together. I grabbed some Star Wars mugs which make my mornings a little more special :) and Mini got some accessories for her Build a Bear friends. On the way out I saw a store that was totally my style (if I have one anymore!) We stopped in, I loved everything in the store and tried on a few things.
I grabbed a pair of shorts, put them on and the conflicting thoughts began.... Were they cute? Yes. Did I like them? Yes. Then Mini said she liked them and I immediately thought they were too short. I am a mother and actually turning another year older today, I should not be wearing short shorts.
Then my inner Goddess started screaming you are beautiful! Wear them! Run around in a big field filled with flowers and feel amazing about yourself!
Once I left the big, flowery field and came back to the dressing room, I stepped out to look in the bigger mirror. The salesperson commented the shorts looked fantastic, I immediately thought, "well it is your job to say that!" Yikes.
To skip over the added conflicting thoughts I had as I stood in the dressing room... I did buy the shorts.
I am fully aware of my role as a mother. I am fully aware of the influence I have on my children and my obligation to them. But I am also a woman, with another identity that is not a mother. It is very easy to forget this. Mothers give everything to their family and often lose themselves. I chose to hold on to the remaining parts of me as tightly as possible.
I will wear my shorty shorts and feel beautiful in them! Maybe not to the park or a play date, but we have some amazing festivals in Colorado and I plan to shed mommy-mode for just a minute. Guilt free. <3
Here we are, day six of this insanely unpleasant stomach bug tromping through our house. It starting with Little Man, he has barely kept any food down for the last week, but still smiles at me when he can. We have watched more movies this past week than we have in the past three months combined. Did I feel very guilty about that? You betcha! But all my Little Man could do was lie there. So that is what we did (with a few breaks to throw up.)
Meanwhile, Dad comes along and decides he wants to have 'bro time' and get sick too. Thankfully he can aim himself into a bucket. Now I have two sick boys and loads of fun for me!
Mini me also had a dentist appointment Wednesday.. she had to have a tooth pulled!! Yea, my six year old decided she didn't feel like brushing her teeth anymore and completely lied to us about it... for a while! Hello major cavity! We told her she will be working off her allowance until she is eight to pay for the bill. haha
But my little trooper got her tooth pulled, did fantastic and still loves the dentist. HA! But as soon as we walked out of the office, her belly hurt. We sat in the bathroom for a good 30 minutes until she felt she could get in the car. So we did. And she puked.... Sometimes you really have to take a step back and find the hilarity in that!! I usually cannot do so until everything is cleaned up.
Made it home, and Mini's day got worse. Her being the beautifully dramatic person that she is, got the worst of the bug. We stayed up most of the night, I felt so bad for her.
Today is a new day. No one has thrown up yet and the Hubs is off to work. I have about 489,726 loads of laundry to do today after the 745, 635 loads I did yesterday. Fun!!!! But I am still healthy and keeping fingers crossed that I some how manage to escape. Moms don't get sick days.
Hope you guys were able to avoid this little gem of a stomach bug in your house ♥ We are welcoming the warm weather on its way!!!