As you can read in my post It's Only Natural there was a lot of sadness on the road to getting my wonderful baby. After eight months of working every hour that he is asleep I am tired, really tired. The truth is there is nothing I would not endure to have this crazy little dude in my life. That is why when I feel a desire to sit down and read for half an hour or take a bubble bath I feel guilty, full on, defcon one mummy guilt. The truth of it is I am a walking talking contradiction because when I go for a quick shower I miss him, but I do recognise the importance to my well being to have 30 minutes a day to myself. There is no way with my current living situation that can happen right now so I have employed a mummy jar. In this jar is a list of things I would like to do for me. Not ironing, or cooking all day to fill the freezer with home cooking, not work, or cleaning just me time.
I strongly advise everyone has a mummy jar, regardless of their gender or if they are parent. When you really need to cash in one of you chips. and treat yourself to one of the things you have placed in the jar. Don't become lazy and self indulgent, then they wouldn't be treats anymore but do use it. Above is a list of some of the things that are currently in my jar. Now all I have to do is learn to fight the guilt, baby steps Nicolette, baby steps. Anyway at least for now I am enjoying putting things into the jar in the hope that one day I may take them out, I am having too much fun with the little guy.