How many moms do we have here? (Raise your hand, moms.)
I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children. When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mom – that or a brain surgeon.” While I never made it to medical school, I am doing something just as important as “brain surgery” – I’m raising children. I’m having sleepovers in my bedroom and reading silly books and dancing to Disney songs. I’m making messes and inventing recipes and blowing bubbles and cleaning and cleaning and cleaning.
This is what I was born to be. There is nothing better. I can’t deny that there are times it is downright exhausting, however. I don’t sleep like I did before kids. My life doesn’t belong simply to me anymore. It is shared with these precious souls (as it should be). And because of the amazing sacrifices I’m blessed to make, I sometimes like to splurge – on me. To reward my awesome mom-ness, if you will.
What about you? Do you enjoy a little “Raise” now and again? What’s your favorite mom reward?
I confess that I love a long, hot bubble bath. I enjoy a nice, adult dinner. My favorite splurge? A new cool outfit.
You see, I don’t buy myself clothes often – maybe once a year I’ll get a few “new” shirts from a local thrift store. But man oh man, to buy an entire outfit – NEW – from a retailer, and to go shopping for the new outfit by myself…THAT would be a treat! Of course, because that would indeed be a splurge, it’d be nice to find a away to do it frugally.