Friday, November 21, 2008

Dear Fellow Bloggers and Readers...

...If you are reading this, it means that I have set out on an exciting adventure.

My adventure will begin as soon as I hear the rumbling of my husband's Jeep coming down the road. I'll grab the baby, and I'll make my way to the front door. We'll greet him happily and wait for him to get into his comfortable clothes.

When Baby Daddy is all comfy, Baby Mama will hand off Baby, lace up my Adidas, grab my bag, get in my car, find some good tunes, and embark on a long-awaited journey...

...To Target, JC Penney, perhaps a home decorating store, and wherever the heck else I want to go. Alone. By myself. Solo. Sans baby or husband or friend or family.

Thanks to the brilliant, yet surprisingly simple advice from a couple of my readers from yesterday's post, I'm making time for me.

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! I can shop leisurely, with no worries about having to breast feed my baby in a public bathroom, or change a poopy cloth diaper in a public bathroom, arriving at my destination with a screaming child and no pacifier, or figuring out how to put all my purchases in the bottom of the stroller.

Heck, I might even stop at the food court, grab an indulgent treat (mozzarella sticks from Sonic, perhaps? Orange Julius? Cream Cheese wontons? The possibilities are endless, people...) and sit down by the big fireplace so I can watch people and make up stories in my head about what they are like.

I'm trying to be more intentional about taking care of myself and doing the things I enjoy, be they things from my pre-baby days, or new favorite hobbies, such as shaking my butt at the baby to make her laugh hysterically (I think she laughs because she knows she's responsible for the extra jiggle in my butt - she probably thinks, "Ha ha! I put that there, and it ain't comin' off any time soon if you keep sneaking those cookies, Mama. You're welcome, by the way."). But mostly, I'm going to try harder to incorporate the "pre-baby" activities that I enjoyed so much that I've neglected these past few months.

Anyway, I'll be accepting virtual *high fives* all night for my accomplishment of venturing out into the real world all by myself.

What will YOU do for yourself today?

Head on over to SITS (blog speak for "The Secret is in the Sauce" - go check it out - I know you're curious...) to read more Dear So-and-So letters from other bloggers. I promise you'll laugh if you do.


April said...

Good for you. Hane fun! I'm jealous though.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh how fun! I need this every once in a while too.

Dennis said...

Have fun tonight, sweetheart. The baby and I are gonna get plastered and paint the town red.

sandy said...

Alone time? What is that;)

Jenners said...

Yay for you! I'm so happy you are taking some time out for yourself...even the simplest things (like walking around Target BY YOURSELF) are incredibly rewarding and fun. It is the only way you'll survive! : )

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind and funny comments. After reading your profile and some more of your posts, I think we were separated at birth!

Also, had to mention my husband does the "comfy clothes" change as soon as he gets home too. I call it his Mr. Roger's moment. He can't really focus on us until he does that...though sometimes I swear he is hiding out up there!


momma said...

Have fun and do it more often - you deserve it!!

sassy stephanie said...

Yay for you. Alone time is so important!

cynthiaa said...

over from SITS.

congrats on getting some quality alone time.

hope it was super

Kathleen said...

I came over from SITS and was surprised to find that I posted my "letter" on the same topic! I totally get the feeling of euphoria you have when you get to go out by yourself shopping! My post is #180, in case you're wondering.

Debbie said...

I hope you are having a great time! Enjoy that fireplace for all of us.