Me Time

This post is for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop #5.) What was the occasion? Write about the last time you stayed in a hotel. I also linked up #3.) A lie you told here.

I love my kids. I love being a mom. But when my husband asks me what I want for Mother’s Day I’m one of those awful mom’s that says that I just want to be alone. You know, peace and quiet and all that jazz. Last year my hubby had already given me the one thing that I wanted for Mother’s Day. Still I found myself needing a break and I figured I could play the Mother’s Day card and score a little “me” time.

Last year about a week after Mother’s Day my husband and daughter dropped me off at the Holiday Inn for two nights.

Cool Daddy took Adaline during the days and at nights my mom stayed at our house while hubby stayed in the hotel with me. I was a little freaked out about staying in the hotel alone overnight…and also we were trying to conceive.

I said goodbye to my family…

…and then I was all alone.

I had big plans for the weekend. I was going to get a massive amount of blogging done, or maybe do a lot of reading.

Except I didn’t do any of those things. I didn’t accomplish hardly anything and I spent most of the time laying around watching tv. But that’s just what I needed. I get plenty of “alone time” at home with my mom and husband taking Adaline off my hands every now and then, but this was different. Being outside of my own home made a huge difference. It can be hard to relax there because there’s always something that needs to be done and even if I choose not to do it I sit around thinking about how I should being doing that instead of trying to relax. It would be like someone who works at an office trying to take their vacation at the office and staring at stacks of files the whole time. My home is my office. At the hotel there was no laundry to do, no chores taunting me, no car doors slamming or dogs barking. It was so quiet and peaceful and relaxing and I was sad to see it end.

Now nearly a year later I find myself needing another mom-cation in the worst way. Remember the aforementioned baby-making? Well…it worked, and now I am the proud mama to a 2 ½ year old girl and a 6 week old baby boy.

As you can imagine there’s a lot of crying, and rocking, and nursing, and sleep deprivation going on.

And on the days that I’m really lucky there’s little gems like this…

(Yes, that is baby poop. Everywhere.)

Not only is my little man demanding but now his big sister has decided to dig deep and get in touch with the “terrible” part of her “terrible twos”. In the past two days alone there have been tears and tantrums like I’ve never seen followed by lots of “I don’t like you.” and “You’re a bad mommy.” It’s been super-fun.

The hotel is screaming my name but I have no choice but to ignore it until my little man is sleeping through the night. I’ve forgotten what quiet sounds like…I guess I’ll find out in 2013.

Related Posts:
*My Mother’s Day Gift 2011
*Happy Mother’s Day 2011

Other Writer’s Workshop Posts:
*09-22-11 A time you felt wronged by a teacher:
I sold my teacher what?!
*07-13-11 A bad day: Oh, no he didn’t!
*07-13-11 Has your child thrown a temper tantrum in public?
Create a video describing what happened and how you handled it.
: And so it begins… (Video)
*07-06-11 A list of 10 old TV shows you’d like to make a comeback.: 10 Shows I’d Like to Make a Comeback
*06-15-11 Share a Summer Camp memory.: Youth Camp Stinks
*05-25-11 Write about a time you got in BIG trouble as a kid.
The Newsboys Wouldn’t Ditch Their Friends
*05-18-11 Describe a time when your child said or did something that made you laugh out loud.: Funny Things Adaline Says (Video)
*05-18-11 What was your big dream for yourself when you were 18 and had graduated from high school?: Dreams and Aspirations
*05-18-11 List ten favorite things about one of your favorite people.: 15 Reasons Why My Hubby is Awesome
*05-11-11 Write a love letter to someone (some thing?) you love.
The One That Got Away
*04-06-11 A rule I broke: In School Suspension

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About Jenn Rian

Jenn Rian is a mom, blogger, actress, yoga instructor, and cosplayer. She blogs about as often as she showers, which isn't very often. Author of and (

Posted on March 25, 2012, in Jenn, Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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