I'm currently a stay-at-home mom and am loving every moment of it. Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, we have become attached to the hip and have both experienced a sense of separation anxiety. Of course like any parent (stay-at-home or not), I need a little "me-time" after being with my son every day, 24 hours a day...
I was finally able to steal an hour and a half of well-deserved "mommy time" yesterday. I got in my car, drove to the nearest mall and enjoyed my time walking around and shopping. I didn't have to struggle with a car seat and a stroller. I didn't have to push that stroller around or constantly tell my son "Don't touch that!" I was able to grab more than 3 items of clothing to the dressing room and take my sweet time trying them on. I didn't have to deal with an impatient toddler for that hour and a half. It was just me, myself, and I. It was probably the most peaceful time I've had to myself in a long time. No anxiety or stressing out! I even indulged in an iced coffee from Starbucks.
It's so important to have some personal time once in a while. As much as I love my son, he drives me crazy at times. It was so nice to get away and regain a little bit of what I used to enjoy so much before I had him...even if it was for an hour and a half.
Now it's back to the craziness... ;)