I did get a family-friend kind of "trained-in" for future babysitting sessions. I know the girls next door are in the process of learning that as well. But I think timing is of the essence with these things.
Here's what it really boils down to though: BALANCE. (Have I not stressed its importance enough??) I had a severe lack of balance for that time-frame, and once the scales tilt too far to one side, it's harder to get it back to level again.
I mean clearly - I love my daughters. I adore them! I couldn't imagine not having the experience of motherhood, and I'm grateful that I've been able to achieve my dream of being home with them while they grow. However - balance is still necessary to my ability to function properly. I love chocolate - but if it was all I was able to eat for 2 weeks straight, I bet I'd need a break from that too! I need a little down-time in between... that's all.
SO - I broke my own "rule"... Though unintentional and well - without choice, really - I was reminded by nature why I am so diligent about maintaining balance in my life. And it's refreshing to have it back again - as well as to realize that I'm doing the right thing - for myself and for them!
TIP: Never doubt your instincts!
A QUOTE (or 2!): “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” ~Barbara De Angelis
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton
WHIDFML: Enjoyed a breve'. It is truly my "comfort-