I am a big believer in Mommy-Brain. I used to have terrible pregnancy brain. I do not think anyone believed me when I blamed things on that, but it was awful. I could not concentrate, I forgot things quickly, and I would lose things for weeks or more. My mommy-brain is not as bad as the pregnancy brain, but I notice my brain is not what it used to be.
Anyhoo... I decided to participate in this link up with Nikki and other mommies because I love reading stories from moms about their little ones and I love sharing about Mason. I am a new mom and learning as I go. One thing I have learned is that you need time for yourself! I was worried at first that letting Mason spend the night places might make me look like a bad mom. I learned that sometimes it is necessary to let him spend time other places.
Now before you start picturing Tim & I out on the town enjoying time away from Mason let me tell you why he stays at his grandparents. Mason usually stays over night there because of our schedule. Most of the time it is on weekend nights when I have to work until midnight and Tim is volunteering at the rescue squad. We usually send him over night because it is more convenient for Judy to not have to get us early and drive to our house or us to drop him off.
He spent the night last night and will stay again tonight at my in-laws. Judy has the week off from school and volunteered to watch him today and tomorrow while we are at work to save us on Daycare costs. They live 25 minutes away so the easiest thing for us to do was to let him spend the night last night and then again tonight. That way none of us have to get up earlier than we have to.
He looks happy this morning - well in this photo he looks like he is telling a story...
I miss my little guy when he is away. Tim is teaching a CPR class tonight so I will probably go to see Mason for a few hours.
I had some moms that I know tell me they have never left their child (One mom had a 4 yr old). I knew that I had to left him go places and stay over because of our weird schedules and I need the break even if it is for a night to keep my sanity.
I learned that I need to do what is best for us not what other people think is best.