I’d say that I got pretty lucky in the in-laws department. I joke with my husband that I’m only with him to get to hang out with his parents. And Wednesday nights are our nights to go over to the in-laws’ and take a load off. And let me tell you, I needed it…bad.
Every mom needs a break every once in a while. That’s definitely what I’ve learned lately. I’m lucky enough to be able to take my kids to work with me, so I try to do so as much as possible. My daughter pretty much comes with me every day, but my toddler son only comes during the slow season, which is right now. My goal is to spend as many hours with my kids as possible, even if that means being with them 24/7. I always want to feel that if nothing else, I’ve been a good mom.
And sometimes, being a good mom means knowing when to step back and let others help you out. Which is exactly what I did tonight. My mother-in-law made dinner, so I didn’t have to clean…that was up to my father-in-law, who also took care of giving my son a bubble bath while my mother in law coo’ed and aah’d at my daughter. In the meantime, my husband and I were busy watching television and relaxing. Of course, we did sneak in our own kisses and cuddles and playtime.
And now, it’s time to reboot, and get back to doing what I love most: being a mom.