Me? Time for me? Why yes, thank you that would be lovely.
My husband often works from home, but this week he has a big job on, so he has been away since Monday and won’t be back til Thursday evening. This very brief insight into single parenthood has given me new found respect for Mamas who are doing it on their own. It has been tough not to be able to take half an hour to myself in the evening, or to have someone else there to entertain the mancub while I prepare meals, or just someone to chill out with in the evening with a glass of wine. In short, it is exhausting.
So I decided that tomorrow will be the grandparents’ first proper go at baby sitting. I’m going to drop him over to their house after his morning nap, and collect him about 4 hours later in time for his afternoon milk feed. They will give him lunch and take him for a nap in his pushchair, neither of which they have done before, but hey, they raised me, so I’m sure they’ll be fine. It’s a pretty big step for us, but to be honest I’m so tired that I would probably hand him over to a stranger in the street if they let me lie down for half an hour, so I’m thinking that my parents would be preferable.
In the meantime, I will be off into town for a haircut, some uninterrupted coffee and a read of some trashy magazines. I can’t even remember the last time I did that. I can’t wait :)