Saturday, November 14, 2009

Selfish

I don't do selfish things, just for me, very often. Whenever I get into a place in my life where things seem to be falling apart, the counselor usually asks what I'm doing to take care of myself, and I'm always a little stumped by that.

Selfish things today? I ate a bag of peanut M&Ms and didn't share a single one with my grandchildren, even though they were in the same room. (I was sneaky and eating them out of my hoody pocket.) I sewed a really pretty new BSA patch on my den leader uniform. And now I'm going to go upstairs and give myself a foot rub with lavender hand lotion.

(The rest of the day, you ask? Laundry, groceries, pay bills & balance checkbook, plan lessons, grade papers, Christmas shopping, sewing projects for Christmas and some mending for the Palshikar grandkids.)



I wanted to go for a walk, but I didn't. I need to be more selfish, I guess. But the M&Ms were a nice treat, and I do like that patch. And the foot rub will be lovely.

5 comments:

Lisa Lou said...

Ha! I love the hiding the m&ms in the hoodie pouch idea. One time, I ate a little carton of Ben&Jerry's ice cream in my closet because I didn't want to share with my roommates.

Polly said...

Sometimes I eat treats on the sly so the kids don't know I'm doing it too. I guess I know where I learned that trick from.

Dorothy said...

You're already sewing Christmas projects? I wish I could be that organized. You'll be enjoying more "you time" in December while I am struggling to get stuff done that didn't get started early enough!

Annemarie said...

It's hard to be "selfish." When you're a wife, mama, teacher, friend and daughter, there are also so many other people to take care of, and doing things for yourself seems like the bottom of the list. Good for you for trying to carve out time to do things that bring you pleasure. I don't think you are selfish at all--I think you are practicing self-care. That's what Aaron calls it, and I like it!

Holly Mayer said...

You should re read that talk given to young mothers a few years ago. It specifically mentions to take time for yourself.