Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

When you have kids, the best gift you can get on your birthday is the gift of sleep and alone time. That is what my kids gave me on my birthday (which was yesterday). My youngest, D, who has sleep issues and has not allowed me a good nights sleep in the last 8 months, slept 7 1/2 hours the night before my birthday. Thank you D, much appreciated!!! I also decided to drop him off at the babysitter's so I can have some alone time with moi for 2 hours.

One of the first things I did was don my favorite flower headband (yes, I made it myself!) and go straight to Duncan Donuts as to not deny myself a bagel and butter. I have been abstaining from bread but today was an exception. It was my birthday and I was going to have it darn it! I came home, sat on the front yard bench, and was in heaven! It was me, my bagel, and the sweet sound of chirping birds. I then went upsatirs, did a little sewing, my mom came over and I spent time with her, and then I picked up D.

In the afternoon, I decided to share my alone time with my eldest boy, M. My youngest is very demanding, which often leads me to spend more time with him than with M. I have been trying to find more ways to spend alone time with M and so my hubby had the great idea of my going out with M for my birthday while he stayed with D. M took me out for dinner and a movie that night. His father slipped him a couple bucks to play the part. Very smooth, I must say. It was a beautiful end to my special day.

Happy Birthday to me!


  1. There's nothing like a little me time!

    Happy birthday and Happy Mother's Day! :-)

  2. Funny, Marvin gave me some alone time to take a nap. It was so refreshing. I felt shy to tell folks that was my most cherished gift because unless you are a mom you dont understand. Simple pleasures

  3. Happy Birthday a few days later.... I sometimes do the same with my kids that is not so difficult, I feel she is so easy that she gets overlooked at times. it is good to take that time for the good child, a nice reward for them.