I was presented with this lovely card and chocolate bar (because I am a marvellous creation...aww)
and this Royal Decree. (He is fun like that)
With babysitting arrangements taken care of, he planned some activities for me so I wouldn't be tempted to stay home and clean! He knows me very well.
First stop - Thai Foot Spa. This was AMAZING! When you wake yourself up with your own heavy breathing (that moment before you start snoring) you know you are relaxed! I could have stayed there all day.
Next stop - Lunch with Mr Incredible. I can't remember the last time we had lunch together by ourselves. It was so peaceful.
Last stop - The beauty salon. Just to make me feel beautiful.
I managed to squeeze in a few hours of sewing as well!
I had some time for reflection on this day off. Being a mum is a tough job. Even though I only have one child (those of you with 2, 3, 4, 5... children - you are AMAZING!) there are some very hard days. I always feel guilty if I spend time and money on myself and generally don't. So this was the best surprise my husband could give me!
Mums - you need to look after yourselves! If you haven't had a "day off" in a while....or ever...go and have one! I don't think we always need to spend money and do extravagant things, but just having a little time to be you helps you to be a better you! They're my thoughts anyway. :)
If we could only do this more often -
“How beautiful is it to rest and then do nothing afterward” Spanish proverb