Do you ever have those days where you just need to escape? With the three kids home this past week, I've found I had to put myself in mommy time-out a few times.
When I find my temper starting to flare, I will put myself in a mommy time-out before it blows and I end up yelling at the kids. Usually, I escape to the bathroom because it's the only room in the house with a lock. Whether I actually need to use the facilities doesn't matter. Just 2 minutes of solitude behind a locked door can do wonders.
Oddly enough, my special place when the kids aren't making my blood boil, is also the bathroom. I have a luxurious deep, oval soaker tub in my ensuite. Do I need to say more? Once the three kiddos are in bed for the evening, I'll escape to my bathroom once again, with a book and a glass of wine. I'll light some candles and then soak in a very hot tub. It doesn't matter how bad the day has been, emotionally, physically or mentally; the tub soothes my soul.
Sadly, I don't enjoy my lovely tub as often as I'd like to, or as often as I did before I had the kids; but, that just makes it all the more special.
Do you have a special place? What or where is it and how often do you get to go there?