When new moms go to therapy, people mistake them for encountering postpartum depression. However, most of them just need an hour every month to themselves, and talk about common motherhood anxieties to a sounding ear (with a ph.d of course).
While some moms may have it worse -- and I feel for them -- my job is still quite laborious: long days, hectic schedule, and spontaneous mishaps. (By the way, your child will have millions of accidents before she is potty trained.)
Luckily, my parents have been exceptionally generous with their time. Today, they gave me a break from the children -- what? really? Hells yes! -- by offering to babysit.
"Go do whatever you want for two hours," my mom said. It was music to my ears.
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Hello Target! Hello TJ Maxx!
Favoring stores that start with a "T" was not my intention, but I love Target and TJ Maxx. They are affordable and carry good brands. What's not to like?
Today, I filled my two hours of freedom with time at both stores.
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Hey, It's Okay...
To take a break, and buy yourself something nice.
According to BusinessNewsDaily.com, "after a stressful experience that challenges their self-image, consumers tend to increase their overall consumption in order to distract themselves" -- and handling two little ones 24-7 brings plenty of stress.
Sure, the pleasure is temporary, and superficial. But good God I needed it!
"The important thing about retail therapy is not in the buying...but the process of looking. Like a treasure hunt, it is the journey not the destination that is most real fun." (ChangingMinds.org. http://changingminds.org/techniques/happiness/retail_therapy.htm)
Well, if that's the case, I certainly had a productive journey today :O).
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