8.04.2010

M.O.L.

Mummy. of. Leisure. That was me last Wednesday. Nanny A had a couple appointments scheduled, so I stayed home with Baby S. Unsurprisingly, no arms were twisted in the decision-making process, especially since I was still pretty tired from the previous week's trip. And before you think there was a typo, I should mention that I do at random refer to myself as "mummy," often whilst dreaming of rolling English countryside & Mark Darcy. Am a bit of an Anglophile. Different story altogether.

These days, my maternity leave seems like a far off memory, so I'd kind of forgotten how it is to be off during the week. Kinda nice, I have to say. I made coffee and opted not to make the bed. While Baby S napped, I watched as much of The View as I could stand (about 10 minutes). We ventured to the grocery store and I was thrilled to have the place basically to myself. No squeezing past too-big-carts in too-small-aisles amidst the after-work crowd. Refreshing. Down side to being home during the week? I snapped my fingers and it was 2pm. Now that is just wholly UNFAIR and I would like to figure out a way to have that happen while at work. If someone could get back to me with an answer, I'd be much appreciative...

In the afternoon, we strolled through Chelsea and the West Village to visit Husband at work. We passed by a park, and I watched actual MOLs sipping iced coffee, pushing their kids on the swings. I got a little teary, blamed it on hormones and tried not to be envious. At day's end, however, I realized yet again how being a mom is a full time job in itself, with not a whole lot of leisure involved. In a way, I was lucky to have my "bonus" day... to just have fun with Baby S and not worry too much about the daily tasks surrounding me. There was plenty to do, mind you, I just did a pretty fantastic job of ignoring the dishes and dirty clothes basket. There would be time for that the next day, and the next, when I would go back to balancing it all.

No, this day was a unique & special one. I was a M.O.L.

10 comments:

bbcd mama said...

There definitely is a different crowd and less of one, when you hit stores during the weekdays.

misssrobin said...

It is so important to take time for ourselves when we can. To relax and feed your soul.

I'm glad you had a good day.

Joanne said...

I remember how that felt, finally having a relaxing day off, ignoring the housework because you have to stop and smell the roses, and being able to be with my child all day. Yes, it's true! I can't believe how fast a day can go when you are trying to hang onto it and enjoy every bit. Hope you are enjoying your SITS day!

Morgan said...

Good for you! Even as a stay at home mom, I have to force myself to have leisure days ... I can only imagine the added challenge of being a working mom!

Enjoy your SITS day! :)

The Dutch Girl said...

Those days off during the week are wonderful, I always cherished them. Now that I unexpectedly find myself with free time every day, I try to make the most of it while I can. And I love it!

Happy SITS Day, enjoy the comment love today.
Hanneke

Marie said...

Sounds like a really great day! Oh and I can't stand too much of The View myself, ha!

@TiffanyRom said...

Those moments are the best.

Time just flies by when they are little!

Rachael said...

Sometimes it's so nice to slow down the pace for a bit.

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

N. I. C. E. I don't think I can remember what it's like to have a day like that! Hope you've had a wonderful SITS day, too!

B said...

Glad you were able to get a breath of fresh air with your Baby :)

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