I’ll admit it, I SUCK AT MAKING PLANS!
It’s definitely one thing I need to get better at.
I get invited to events or to go somewhere, and instead of braving the outside world, I think of the struggle of going out of the house as a mom of 2: who’s going to watch the kids? do I have enough clean bottles ready for a few hours? am I going to be done in time to get Zakiyah in bed and ready for school the next day?
I also suffer from thoughts about myself as a mom like: am I being a good mom if I go out without the kids? will I miss them too much and just be sad the whole time? am I inconveniencing other people?
Another part of me wants to admit that sometimes, I’m just too damn lazy to do anything. Or maybe I’m too tired (cause those feedings in the middle of the night are no joke).
But I’m done making excuses. I’m vowing to be the women version of “Yes, Man” (hoping you’ve seen that movie and know what the hell I’m talking about lol) Because as much as I love my kids, and staying home in my comfy bed in the comfort of my own house, I also need a break sometimes from the Mom life, to keep my sanity. It’s tiring. And demanding. And stressful. But also the most important and most beautiful thing in my life. So in order to be the best mom I can be, I’m promising myself to take break every now and then; go to events, make plans, go somewhere without the kids! It will be ok.