3 days down, 11 more to go.
That’s the countdown in how much longer my in-laws are in town. And just after 3 days, I already needed therapy.
Therapy is a way to make me sane for the moment. So off I went. And as usual, Mommy Couture Land and Target had done well on the emotional state I am currently in. Shopping Therapy at it’s best. Yes, I know…excuses…excuses…Just another reason to shop.
One great payoff when my in-laws are in town is that I get to actually be on my own. No strollers in tow, No diaper bags to pack, and No incoherent conversations in the car like “What would you want to eat?” and almost always I get a direct answer “Mama, the blue Power Ranger is stronger than the red one”. Okay, I guess pizza it is. Huh?
So imagine how excited I was before leaving for Mommy Couture Land and all I had to bring is my purse. But all suddenly, it felt weird and lonely. Then I did something out of the ordinary--I actually begged my 6 year old to come with me. I wanted company so bad. And because Gramps is around, he’d rather stay home with them. I was becoming needy and even asked my husband to come with me. He looked at me and said, “Just go and enjoy!” Gosh, what I would do just to hear that more often-- and now I'm confusing myself on the way I am reacting to it.
So after ALMOST taking my 2 year old with me, I just decided to hop on the car and leave. And to no surprise, everything went so smoothly. No potty breaks, no snack breaks, no tug-of-war in the store aisles, and no running amuck in the frenzy of jam packed mall. I tried on clothes, tried on shoes, even went to the bookstore and sat down for a cappucino. I basically indulged myself like I used to before I had children (aaaaahhhhh). After 4.5 hours later -- I came home feeling a little renewed
I guess having my in-laws for 11 more days isn’t all that bad. But just in case - lemme knock on wood on that one!