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My Time Alone

I’ve been having a hard time of late.  The children’s constant attention and needs are very demanding so I was released from my motherly duties for two hours yesterday afternoon.  My hubby came home earlier from work and volunteered to watch the kids.  So. . . where did a mother of five go when she had two free hours to spare. . . . ALONE?

I went to a local coffee shop to read.  I sipped coffee and read an interesting book on adoption. . . . . ALONE.

After some time I got hungry so I walked next door to a Greek restaurant to eat some Greek food and watch a little bit of Greek music videos. . . . ALONE.

Even though I don’t understand any of the spoken words since “it’s all Greek to me,” (please. . . laugh with me.  It’s a pun)  Greek music videos are as ridiculous as American ones.  After a while it was just funny to me.  By the way, did I mention that I was all ALONE?

Finally my ALONE time was up because I needed to return home to nurse my four-month-old.

When I finally got home, I was surprised to see two good friends having dinner with my family.  After the children went to bed, we had a good time chatting and catching up with life.

I really needed that break and it was indeed refreshing to be able to go out all ALONE. I think I can make a habit of this time ALONE.

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  1. Violin Mom says

    Good for you, Lois. Every mom does need some time alone now and then. I am glad that it provided refreshment for you. What book on adoption do you recommend?

  2. Jenny says

    I can relate ;o) Every once in a while you just need some ALONE time ;o)



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