Silence.....Relaxation....Coffee.....Ahhhhh.... Just when you think you are going to have some down time on a Saturday morning. The work week was rough, and you look forward to that tiny moment to yourself. Then all of a sudden you hear Pitter.....Patter.....Clunk......Clang. Oh no! This ends your nice moment of relaxation as you begin the day with a 2 year old. Toddlers are full of energy, anger, happiness, and just plain terror all in one cute little ball. If you have a toddler in your home, you know exactly what I am talking about. All you want is that one moment of silence before everyone wakes up, but that is when said toddler is ready to tear the house apart, go to the park, eat, drink, poop, pee, and yell and scream about everything and anything.
I want to get back to that moment of silence. Do you ever sit at work thinking about the weekend? Do you ever say out loud, "oh I can't wait till Saturday so I can sleep in a little and have a cup of coffee in silence" I do! The week is so busy with work, kids, games, and everything else that us parents hardly get any alone time apart or together. I firmly believe you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. We need to get back to good ole fashioned date nights. We deserve these times as hard working parents. It's these times away from the kids that has you looking forward to the pitter patter of those feet on a Saturday morning.
My 2 year old Charlie is the best gift God has given me. After years, and years of trying for our third and last child, he finally blessed us after giving up 6 months prior. I think he knew what was about to play out. See, I named my son after my dad Charles Earnest Woods. My dad passed a month before Charlie's first birthday, and that is why I believe God had a hand in this miracle child of ours.. Don't get me wrong I love all of my kids equally, but being the baby, he does get some special attention. The older two are 10 and 13, so there is quite a wide age gap.
So, I want to say to all parents out there, take time for yourselves. Don't feel guilty for it and don't regret it in any way. You deserve it. You need it, and most importantly your kids will still love you!