The hubby got home after dinner was served. When he walked in the door big L was in her room because she had been playing in a milk mess she made and refused to clean it up. After I sent her upstairs she dumped out a basket of clean clothes. I closed the door and set a timer for three minutes, she needed a time out and so did I.
The hubby fixed a bowl, ate, and then disappeared for half an hour. I mean it was to use the bathroom and then to go in his office for a few minutes. I'm sure he lost track of time and did not intend to be gone that long and there is a good chance he even returned a few work emails and or texts. I told myself that he deserved some him time, time to decompress after his day too but I did too. My day was long and demanding and even though my to do list was not completed I did accomplish a lot. So when he came out of his office at 5 past 7 while I was shooing the girls upstairs, I decided to leave him to jamas and teeth brushing so I could take 10 minutes.
I'm so glad I did! I set my timer, sat cross legged on the couch with quiet music playing and meditated. I focused on my breathing. I thought about how I really needed this, what I needed to clean still, and how thankful I was that my husband let me have that time, and that with Gods help I can do this mom thing. I went upstairs feeling more calm and much happier.
A certain cat was also glad I took some me time as he sat purring on me for most of the 10 minutes. lol