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February 11, 2015

stay at home moms need days off too?

you read that right. stay at home moms definitely need days off. like...away from their children. you know, time to get their hair done...and maybe their toes too? time to run to the post office, go grocery shopping, eat a meal prepared for them. time to listen to NPR on the radio without constantly handing snacks/drinks/toys/binkies to the back seat.

don't get me wrong...i'm totally happy to hand snacks/drinks/toys/binkies to the backseat 99% of the time...but when the day approaches that i'm driving in my car kid-free, sipping my coffee...it's that sweet sweet sound of silence i relish.

so anyway...yesterday was that day for me.

my studly farmer took kaye and sawyer all day long. as i was getting my hair done the hair stylist asked me if i was able to relax or if i was constantly thinking there was something i needed to get done. i said, "excuse me? did you say something?" because guess what...i was in the zone. the karli zone. and that's a zone i want to go back to...when i need another little break.

it's absolutely fantastic to know that i can leave my girls with my farmer and they can get a break from me...and i can get a little break from the farm. that farmer of mine, he's a rare breed, friends.

after my day of relaxation, my farmer dropped off our girls with a sweet family that watches kaye for us on occasion. this was their first time with sawyer, so i was a little nervous. not because i didn't think they could handle both kaye and sawyer (they have four kids themselves). and not because i thought sawyer would be too tough to handle...but just because i'm a mom and that's what we do, right?

so my farmer drove into the big city to meet up with me for a delicious dinner. we ate sushi, drank a cocktail, and indulged in some ice cream. it was just so fun to be on a date with my hot hot farmer. i mean...he's super smokin'. he's even more smokin' when we go on a random tuesday night date.

a big thank you to my farmer. the sweetest, cutest, kindest farmer in all the land of farmers.
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in other news...i was also able to write my guest post for julie over at the girl in the red shoes yesterday. i'm wrote all about my breastfeeding experience with sawyer so far. this is such an amazing series and so informative. i credit it to getting me through those first very tough months of nursing kaye. so if you're interested, pop over there and check it out!
22 comments on "stay at home moms need days off too?"
  1. Oh I so agree! Amen! Glad you got a break!

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  2. I'm not a mommy yet, but I know that me time is key to survival. I'm glad you got a "me" day and were able to relax.

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  3. you most definitely deserve a day for yourself!! heck I feel like I deserve that occasionally and I don't even have kids to take care of! But I'm glad you had a fantastic day :)

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  4. Amen, sister. Preach it. Anyone that thinks stay at home moms don't deserve a day off once in a while has obviously never spent a prolonged period of time with a toddler. Just sayin'. Glad you got to enjoy one yesterday and got a fab date with your hubs too. Double woo hoo! :)

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  5. That is awesome. We all need some "me time", it's good for the soul. & date night, your boy did good. It sounds like you had a great day. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  6. Your day sounds wonderful! I most def need one of those too! You may have inspired me to pump so that my 3 month old will start taking bottles!

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  7. haha, in the zone...I hear ya, mama. Yay for awesome husbands who understand our need for these times!

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  8. Well of course stay-at-home moms need a day off just like everyone else! I'm glad you were able to have some me time and relax! :)

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  9. I just love me time! I totally took it for granted before our little one, and when my husband offer to take over so I can get my shopping therapy I get so excited. Sounds like you have got one amazing farmer!

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  10. Amen lady! I hope your day off was wonderful and relaxing. :)

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  11. I'm glad you were able to be pampered AND score a date night! NICE!

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  12. there is something about getting your hair done that gives me all the butterflies!! I love it! and a date night...you scored big girlfriend.

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  13. Yay for days just for you! Love it.

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  14. So wonderful! These days are much needed!

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  15. Those are some of the most well deserved and much needed days - hope you enjoyed every second. Xo, Stephanie

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  16. Your day sounds lovely! I desperately need one of those days. I want to be "in the zone"!!

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  17. You totally deserve a day to yourself! I hope it was as amazing as it sounds!

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  18. Sounds like an amazing day! What an amazing husband you have! Looking forward to date night this weekend.

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  19. oh man, those relaxation days are heaven...as long as you can try and look past the fact that you might have to carry your breast pump with you so your boobs don't start feeling like boulders!

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  20. Yay for your day and night off - we all need those every now and then! And I am so proud of your farmer too - sounds like my hubs, super dad :)
    x

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