As Moms we get pulled in so many different directions that some days I’m lucky if my head is still attached. Our everyday lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed one day or greatly accomplished the next. For me that usually depends on how my kids decide they want to behave for the day, how many tantrums we had to battled, and the amount of sleep everyone got, because you know #momlife.
I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to put myself in a time-out when needed and for many different reasons. No, I did not finger paint with my mashed potatoes or unravel the roll of toilet paper and decide to try and flush it which resulted in an overflowing clogged toilet (true story).
As parents we usually associate time-out as a course of action for reprimanding or to breakaway from something. Or if you’re like me I might have threatened my kids with it a few times (no judgement please) to see if they would actually stop acting up (does that ever really work), and then actually make them sit in it.
When it came to putting myself in time-out I decided to look at it as a pause and more of a time of reflection.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to gather her thoughts and catch her breath.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to think about herself and be selfish for a minute. Sometimes that minute can do wonders.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to think about how she is going to tackle the day and get it all done.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to enjoy that last cookie because it might have been her only meal she’s eaten all day.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to enjoy mindless reality TV and let the laundry pile up. Tomorrow is another day.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to catch up with friends and come back to reality because her latest jam has been bub-bub-bubble, gup-gup-guppies.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to sit back and forget about everything else and just admire her children and be present in the moment. These years go by way too fast.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to sit and cry and break away from life’s challenges.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out to sit and be present with God and reflect on the calling He has for her life.
Sometimes Mommy needs a time-out just because.