On the ride home I started to feel physically sick. I had gotten myself so stressed out that it was affecting my body. Then I realized. I haven't had a single moment to myself in a week. So I asked my lovely husband, who had already had toddler duty for the entire day, if he could take on being "the one in charge" so I could have a moment to recharge. He, of course, gladly said yes.
I dropped the boys at home, promised Dex I would be back soon to play, and I drove. I didn't go far. I just went to grab a chai. Just a few minutes alone. I started to breathe again. I grabbed my drink and sat for a minute, but it was just too loud. There were people talking and music playing and... I'm an introvert. I just needed quiet. So I hopped back in the car and started driving home. I turned off the radio, and just listened to the rain and the sound of the windshield wipers.
And then I was really able to breathe. And by the time I got back I was ready to be a good mom again.
Because sometimes we all just need a few moments to recharge.
So we can get back to these faces.
|First he drew this guy with "crazy hair"|
|Then he drew another guy and said he was sad. So he drew a friend so he wasn't alone anymore. Then he was happy.|
My sweet boy.