Monday, August 16, 2010

Mommy Rehab Monday

Posted by Mandy at 5:35 AM
Ready to let go of some guilt today? Oh, come on.. you've got 6 other days of the week to tell yourself, and everyone else, all of the stuff you do wrong - let's use today for the exact opposite! Find one good mommy moment, share it on your blog, and then link up with B in Real Life to join in on the fun!

Hello, my name is Mandy, and I'm a Mommy Guilt-Oholic. But, here's a good mommy moment - in my quest to cure this icky-feeling syndrome.

This weekend I left my kids with my mom and ran laughing went off into the sunset with my husband for an adults only mini-vacation.

We met up with two other couples (the men-folk are detectives like husband - so they work together and we've known them for-evah) and headed to the hills and the lake! We spent two nights and three days boating, eating out, laughing until we cried, dancing and singing karaoke at the VFW (yes... really.), and RELAXING. No one asked me to cut up their food, no one demanded breakfast at 6:30am, and no one broke out into fights 5 times a day that required me to lose my mind and send everyone to their separate  corners. Bliss! **and of course I forgot my camera.. so I don't have a single picture!!**

How does this weave into this "good mommy moment" stuff? Well... getting away WITHOUT the kids helped me miss them.. as in the first night we went to bed I was already wondering how on earth I'd stay away ANOTHER night. (it was the first time we've ever left them for two nights.) I was so ready to get back to them Sunday, and was ready to handle the trials that just happen to go along with having kids. That get-away turned me into a great mommy! And, it gave husband and I some much needed "us" time, and what's more important than providing a stable and HAPPY marriage for your children? The kids are already asking when we'll go away again so they can stay, without us, at Nana's house. Win-win situation if you ask me!

What's your good mommy moment? Go link up and support some other recovering guilt-oholics!


Brooke on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

My first thought...."geesh, why didn't she invite me!?" Sounds like a wonderful time! I have to confess I have spent sometime at VFW karaoke night myself :)

You are right....taking care of your marriage and recharging your batteries makes you a GREAT mom!

Go You!!!

blueviolet on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

The whole time I was reading that I couldn't stop picturing you running laughing into the sunset with your husband. (Only in my mind it came out looking like the fork running away with the spoon.) Sorry about that. ;)

Confessions From A Working Mom on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

Well hello to another TV news writer! It's great that you get to work on the web-- I'd love to transition into that, as my boss says, it's the way of the future!

DH & I took a full WEEK to ourselves a few months ago. We went on a cruise for our 5-year anniversary (we'd never been on a honeymoon). It was so good for us, and our daughter got to spend some QT with her grama... but there's nothing like coming home, huh?


Mom of these kids on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

I have been home alone with all five kids going on my fourth day now. I need one of those mommy daddy weekends badly! it Is hard to think about any of my good moments right now!

Teri on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

Terrific idea! Mothers are great at cultivating needless guilt. It's nice to remind ourselves that 9 times out of 10, we are getting it right. :) I linked up and look forward to reading everyone's entries.

Liz on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

you are SO right! but there are some women who don't understand that keeping mama happy and keeping you two as parents happy, will result in a better environment for their child!

Megan on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

My hubs and I will be leaving our daughter for a weekend get-away in October for the first time. She will be 15 mts and we are so ready! I am a little nervous but I think my excitement will trump that. :)

Mandy on Monday, 16 August, 2010 said...

Liz - trust me, I know it! I've been made to feel guilty about going out WTIH MY HUSBAND without our kids.. as if we're abandoning them or something by leaving them to have a hay-day at their grandparent's house!

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