Sunday, August 26, 2007

relaxing weekend

We haven't done a whole lot this weekend, but it's been kind of nice. We went out to eat both Friday and Saturday night. A big surprise, I know! We did a little shopping for Elsie now that she's getting close to moving up a size. We found some cute stuff. I can't wait until she gets to wear it. I'll take pictures!

I had somewhat of a mental breakdown yesterday and realized that I need a hobby. I used to scrapbook, and I still need to do Elsie's pictures. The only problem is that I'm not really into that anymore. Plus, I need something to get me out of the house and away from being a "mom". I don't know if that makes sense. It all started when Aaron was gone playing football for over 2 hours. I got really irritated with him when he got home because he was gone so long and left me home to take care of Elsie. He got upset because he felt like he spends a lot of time home with us (which he does), and it's not a big deal for him to go out and play for a little bit. As he put it, "He just needs some guy time." So as I tried to explain how I felt, I realized I was jealous. He was right...there was nothing wrong with that. I just want the same for me. I don't know what I need, but I need something. Maybe I should join a flag football team, too!

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh, Kim! I can TOTALLY relate. I think it is such a huge adjustment becoming a stay-at-home mom. It took me a long time to find my niche. I not only needed to find a hobby, but at the time I felt really isolated, like I was in mom mode 24/7. Maybe you could take some sort of class. A class I would currently like to take is the cake decorating class at Michaels. I had a friend try it and she loved it. I've also gotten a lot of pleasure out of doing a playgroup when I just had Carson. It was nice to hang out with other women who had kids the same age.

Alissa Maxwell said...

I hear you Kim! I was really excited this week to find out that our community rec center has an awesome daycare, so I can start taking Yoga classes again. I think Lindsay is right - find a class to take. That way it's a scheduled activity. Plus, if you have to pay for it, you'll be less tempted to skip!

angie said...

oh kimmy. that sucks. that cake decorating class sounds cool....

Marlatt Family said...

Kim, I was peaking at your blog, I got it from Myca's. Anyway, we'll have to do a girls night out. I'm always looking for excuses to leave my kids home with Tom! Also, Myca and I do Bunko night once a month and sometimes people cancel so we need someone to replace them. Anyway, if you want we can let you know if someone cancels. I know it sounds lame, bunko night, but we really have alot of fun. There's 12 of us, so usually someone can't make it. Let us know if you're interested. Also, I'm always home so if you need a break let me know. I can either watch Elsie for you or you canjust come over and hang out.
Alisha

angie said...

ooh kim. bunko is way fun. you should do it!

melanie said...

I'm constantly searching for a hobby or a project to keep me distracted from being home all day! In my opinion it's really hard with a baby because you don't want to mess with their naps so you stay home and this horrible cycle goes round and round. I liked play group too and I have always wanted to take that class at Michaels. Too bad here in small town USA we have nothing like that. Wal-mart doesn't offer classes (not that I would take them there, you get my idea). Good luck finding something, I feel your pain.

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Colleen Conlin said...

Definitley find time away, Kim! You deserve it! The bunko sounds fun, time with other gals is a must! I even just love taking a walk alone with my ipod or going for a run (now that I can again!). But meeting with other moms will definitely keep you sane, so you can hear all the stories of kids doing the same thing yours is so you can feel normal again.

Samantha said...

Aaron needs guy time and you need girl time. that's all there is to it. MOMS EVERYWHERE NEED A BREAK! I do bunko once a month too and even when i'm in a bad mood and don't think i want to go it totally cheers me up and is so much fun. My mom and I were talking about this the other day. She said that after she had cali she went out and bought a ski pass, ski clothes, skiies, and skiing LESSONS, (she hadn't really skiied before) because she decided she needed a hobby. (Then she accidently got pregnant with Zachary so it didn't really work but it's the idea that counts- i need to find a hobby!)