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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Undivided Attention

It's almost the middle of February and the weather in MN is crazy warm. So warm, that the grass (in some areas) is starting to get a green tinge. Weird.

On another note, I've decided to pledge one night a week for me time. I'm going to take one night, and leave the confines of motherhood for two hours or so...most likely I'll wind up at a coffee shop or book store. The time will hopefully be peaceful, rejuvenating, and worthwhile. Not gonna lie, I'm pretty excited.

Pre-little man, I never realized how valuable alone time can be. I'm not talking alone time after little man is in bed. I'm referring to alone time that is unrestricted and unconfined. Time where I can do this or that, and not have to worry if someone has to go potty. It amazes me how the simple things in life can be so amazing, but so complicated.

Since pledging time strictly for myself seems a bit selfish, I'm also pledging one night a week for special little man time. No tv (unless we're watching a movie together) no telephone interruptions. Just the two of us.

Don't get me wrong, I try my best to give him attention every single night...but I feel like now is the perfect opportunity to make our family bonds a bit stronger..and what better way to do that then to commit my undivided attention to him once a night :) Wish me luck, I don't think it's going to be as easy as it seems!!


  1. You know I am a huge fan of this! Alone time is simply fabulous and incredibly rejuvenating. I also think the idea of a special little man night sans telephone and tv is a great idea as well. Getting back to the basics (within reason) is where its at right now for me.

  2. I think specifically setting out time for yourself and for strengthening your family bonds are really important. You need to have rejuvenation time to be a good mom, and you need to have family time to be a strong family.

  3. I thrive off my alone time. So yeah, you need to make sure you get some on a regular basis. I think it's smart you're doing this.