Friday, January 6, 2012

My "Special Place"

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?


  1. I love the tub, too and sadly don't make it there as often as I would like, too.

  2. It's a travesty, isn't it? And really, if we don't take care of ourselves and decompress, how can be expected to take care of our families?

  3. i love the bathroom too.. we have a nice big tub now that we've moved and i can completely enjoy soaking in it... when I can find enough time

  4. A nice soak in the tub can do wonders after I've had a terrible day. I just wish there was more time in most days so I could enjoy it.

  5. Deep oval soaker, is screaming bubble baths! Bathrooms and bedrooms are hits for mommy's needing a break.

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