Time for Mom: A Morning Off


My husband is a brave man.

Not only does he put up with all my whims and whimpers, but he also makes Mom’s Saturday Off a priority. A few years ago he realized that I might benefit from an end o’ the week break. So, he purposed to block out every Saturday morning as his to be full-time on duty, while I could take off and do whatever I wanted. This morning it was a haircut and lunch at Panera. Other times, I get a chance to go shopping or meet friends for coffee. It’s a wonderful end to my week.

He takes it one step further by cooking pancakes every Saturday morning for our crew. That’s a lot of pancakes! And he lets them help! This morning when I left, The Girl, 19 months, was stirring the batter. I don’t even let her do that. Like I said, he’s a brave man.

Consider how you can swing a little time away from the house and responsibilities. Perhaps your husband can take the kiddos for a few hours. If work schedules don’t allow such a luxury, or if you’re a single mom, perhaps you can trade babysitting with a friend.

Don’t get me wrong, we can still have “a rest” while we’re with our children, but some times a few hours away from the ordinary is a welcome treat.

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  1. I couldn’t agree with you more! Don’t get me wrong. I love my five more than anything, but sometimes a little mommy time is just what the doctor ordered. I’m very blessed to have a wonderful husband that loves to spend time with the kids, too.

    Now you’ve got me craving Panera. Wow, it’s been YEARS since I ate there. Love their French onion soup and panini.

    Tara
    Deal Seeking Mom

  2. I was able to have some mom time today and it was wonderful! Our church had to postpone our annual “Mother’s and Daughter’s” luncheon this past Mothers Day due to a funeral. Today we were able to have our luncheon and it was so refreshing to be in fellowship with these dear women! My husband does keep our kids solo any time I need him too. I feel so blessed having a “hand’s on” dad for my kids! Now we are off to have family time playing in the water. CA is hot today!!

  3. Fishchick is BEAUTIFUL. She is growing up. Not a baby anymore.

  4. I agree, FishChick is so beautiful! A great photo!! A great Papa to let her “help”! :)

  5. MarshaMarshaMarsha says:

    What a thoughtful idea! And precious memories with daddy for your children.

    Every mom needs a scheduled break time.

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