Thursday, 24 September 2009

Theta Mom Thursday!

Ah now this week I actually have something for you ladies. Or for me I suppose. I made time. I grabbed that "no boys allowed" sign and held it high. Oh was it ever needed.

So, as you may know, my sister was over this weekend. USUALLY because it's the weekend boys are with us at all times. If not both then Son, but I needed to do a little birthday shopping for Husband so he dropped Sister and I off at at Freeport shopping center and we got to work!

On drinking lots of coffee and talking.

Nada shopping was done. We gave up after reaching the 3rd shop and realizing we couldn't recall what the two shops we'd been in previously were. You know when you are so into a conversation that you are on auto pilot and you do the motions (in our case, browsing) but aren't there? This happened, so eventually we retired to Starbucks where we talked, caffeinated ourselves and chain smoked.

It was one of those talks that needed a cigarette to go with it. One of those deep emotional talks about childhood and now being an adult. For me it really helped and it felt good to talk to someone who understood.

I'm glad we did it. I though now, of course, am constantly worried for her. But she is strong. She is like me.

So success for my Theta Mom Thursday! Since Theta Mom started this though it really made me realize how involved I am with everybody else. It's shocking how hard it is to find 1 selfish hour in a week... 1 hour out of 168.. I didn't manage to make it for the last 2 weeks and it just made me realize how although super that is for everyone else in my life, it's not so super for me. 1 hour! Must try harder.

I would have never thought I would have to push myself to be selfish. The things kids do to you.


Theta Mom said...

Isn't it amazing how we make time for everyone else in our lives, but we find it so challenging to "plan" one measly hour for ourselves? I'm with you...I need to try harder, too! But hey, coffee and the kind of talk with someone who understands you...sounds like an awesome time out to me! Thanks for playing along again, girl. ;)

Vicki said...

I have to agree. I really thought I spent a lot of downtime for myself, until theta Thursday when I realized I don't! Glad you had some great girl time!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I can teach you how to be selfish, it is my specialty you know daaaaaahling!

Puanani503 said...

Yes, I second that one..I'm really glad to see that you did take that time out for you and to bond with your little sister. Have a wonderful weekend!

JennyMac said...

My Aunt who is in her 70s and married for 55 years told me "Don't put yourself last" and it is so true.