Last night I decided I to go on a Mommy’s night out and it was amazing. I was only gone for about 2.5 hours but it was relaxing and much needed. But I have to confess something. The whole day I was back and forth and contimplating on whether or not I should go. Here’s why: I felt guilty!
I know, it sounds silly, even a little bit stupid to say that I feel guilty. I felt guilty to leave my kids home and go out and have fun. I felt guilty that I was leaving the kids with my husband to take care of himself. I felt guilty my son was battling an on again and off again fever throughout the whole day and although it was complettely gone by 2-3pm, I kept wondering what if it came back. Am I a bad mom for leaving him?
The short answer is no, I’m not a bad mom. In fact, I am the best mom I can be for my two babies. Last week I wrote down some suggested ideas to have some mommy time (click here to see some ideas) and I intend to follow through with it. At least once a month, I will go out and have mommy time.
Yes it’s true, we are Supermom’s and just because we want to go out and have a little fun on our own doesn’t in the least bit make us bad moms. In reality, we think that there is no one who can do a better job than us or no one can do what I do, which is true. I mean that’s why we’re their mom’s. But for those few hours, there is someone around, whether it be your husband, your parents, a family friend, brother, sister etc., that can manage for those couple of hours and ensure that your kids are fed and safe and that’s really all that matters at the end of the day.
‘Cause you see, I came home to my kids cuddled up with Daddy watching a movie, fed and bathed and a baby with no fever. I spent all day worried for what? And don’t get me wrong there was never a doubt that my husband couldn’t do it, it was just pure posession and controlling feelings that I have that no one can do what I do.
At the end of the day, I am so glad I got to step away and have some girl time, some adult time. I love my babies and wouldn’t have my life any other way. It may not be perfect to other’s but it’s definitely perfect to me. With that being said, I cannot wait for my next mommy’s night out! Don’t forget to like and follow for more mommy rants!