Monday, July 30, 2012

Girls Night Out

  I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a wonderful weekend. My amazing husband treated me to a day off and took the baby all day Saturday so I had an entire day all to myself. I was really excited that a few friends and I had a girls night and went out for drinks and appetizers and then went to the movies to see Magic Mike. I have to say it was not a very good movie, but I was glad I saw it! The strip club scenes alone are worth watching it. There were a lot of people in the theater so we had to sit in the second row, even though my neck was hurting, they were fantastic seats! I felt like I was right at the end of the stage.
   I do not always post every little thing I do on here, but I wanted to mention girls night for a few reasons. First, it is important for your partners to chip in once in a while and give you an entire day off. It helps restore you ability to be a great mom and it lets them not only spend quality time with the baby but also appreciate what you do and go through everyday. Many moms I know feel guilty leaving their child or for feeling good about going out, but it is important to refresh and start again.
   There are countless studies on this not just from child rearing but also from working. Studies suggest that workers who made a point to take a vacation and did not think about work, came back and were even better workers because they were refreshed and appreciated their jobs even more. So the next time you are feeling guilty leaving baby with your partner or with a sitter, remember it really is helping you both. It helps baby learn to be with other people and have some independence and it helps you refresh yourself and be a better mom and it is important for your sanity!

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