Friday, February 1, 2008

Me Time!

In the last 6 months, I have discovered a love of reading other blogs. I have found so many great tips and advice through doing this. One thing that I thought sounded fun was a writing contest over on MamaBlogga group writing project The writing contest this time is "Me Time!" So here goes my first try at a writing contest.

"Me time" has taken on a whole new meaning since I became a mom. My "me time" occurs after my 9 month son has gone to bed. After he is nursed and rocked, he finally surrendors to sleep and it's mommy's time. "Me time" before motherhood would have been me reading a book without interruption. These days it is not so simple! Here is what my "me time" looks like now. The baby has gone to bed. He's sleeping on my bed right next to me as I play on the computer. I look at one blog and then another. Oh, no. My heart stops. The baby is starting to stir!! May day! May day! Houston, we have a problem. Me time has been interuppted! Quickly I put my hand on his back to quiet him. Phew!! Disaster averted! My heart slows down and I go back to relaxing. Do some research on the internet on such important topics as "How to get poop stains out of baby clothes" and "Do solids really make poop look like THAT?!?" Then the baby starts to stir again. The hand goes back on his back but this time to no avail. We're sorry to interupt your regularly scheduled me time due to an important nursing conference. Please be patient until we are back on schedule. That's right. My son, the comfort nurser, will not be appeased with a hand on the back and a shh, shh, shh. He wants to nurse. We nurse for a little while and then down he goes again. "Sigh. It's just you and me again." The me being me and the you being my laptop. There is silence once more other than the pitter patter of the keyboard. And so our night goes on like this. Mommy me time, baby time, mommy me time, baby time. Finally, Mommy's eyes can no longer stay open for the me time without propping them up with toothpicks or hooking some Dunkin' Donuts coffee through an I.V. I finally cave into sleep and look forward to my next brief and interrupted "me time."

*About the author-This "me time" piece was written by a first time mommy who is at this moment having a hard time keeping her eyes open during an actual "me time." She wouldn't trade her interuppted "me time" which includes snuggling with her little man for all the uninteruppted me time in the world.

Hope you enjoyed my silly little writing. I had fun doing it and hope to do it again.


Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

Haha, that is great Joleene! I can't beleive how much Ben has grown! Is he really 9 mo. old??? Pretty soon you'll be planning his first birthday! Amazing!

Joan said...

I enjoyed your me story...It's so true....I love being part of Ben & your lofe.. I'm glad that you are starting to take for yourself..

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

Just when you think you can't stand another minute of caring for them, they go and do something sweet like snuggle up to you while sleeping.

Thanks for participating!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

Love it! I'd like to say as they grow older your panic over them stirring eases but I still fret over interrupted nap times and my losing any time, free or not! Great post!

A- Truckers- Wife said...

Lol!! I love your story!!! :)