Hello. I am a 33-year-old female, working mother of two royal children and I want my life back. Before I became a mother, my mind, body, soul, time, food, money, car and sex life was mine, and I’m not giving it away anymore. I love every wonderful, beautiful, smart, creative bone in your precious child body, and you’re mine too! I want you too! I can’t live without you too! And you wouldn’t be here, being so great and all you are if I wasn’t yours….(see what I did there? LOL.) So, on the many occasions when I look at your pudgy preschooler face or shout over the car radio to your second-grade brain that “I am a person too!” hear me well, sweet thing.
I used to dance in the afternoon after school. So kids, dance with me or grab a tablet and busy yourself. I’ll give you a hint: dancing is more fun! To take the time to dance, I will later need your help with bathtime, bedtime routine, and packing lunches. If I do not dance, I do not want to make lunches. And if I dance, I will not have the time to make your lunches. In short, dance or starve, because mama is a person too!
I used to read books until my eyes were red and I fell asleep sitting up. These are not books about the fox and his socks or a cat with ridiculous stripped accessories on his head. These books transformed worlds and people, brought down kingdoms, and created heroes. MY books, because I am a person too!
I will put my life (twice) on the line for my children. I will be their protector. I will be a soft spot and a safe place. I will teach them all I can in the short time they are with me and will give them roots and wings to grow and fly. However, I am a person too. I need to grow, fly, dance, and read sometimes too. I will have me back. I will take this time. And if I cannot take the time, I’ll steal it!