Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday  –  the goal is to grab one hour of time within one month to do whatever you want…without the kids. It’s such an amazing proposition, I know! On the last Thursday of each month, post how you spent your time out and be sure to stop here to link up and meet other Theta Moms to see how they spent their time out!

This is my first go at this Time out for Theta Mom post and honestly up until now I haven’t been qualified to write one of these.  Sure, I’m new to all of this Mommy stuff as my little one is just 3 months old, but until yesterday I had never actually been away from my sweet little girl for a whole hour.  No, I’m not kidding and please don’t judge me. 

Yesterday was the big day … can you say separation anxiety? … but I took the plunge and actually left her home with Daddy for an hour and half while I went to get my haircut.  Just to give you a little background, I used to be one of those working women who was great about keeping my hair cut and colored and going to the salon has always been like a little escape for me.  Now flashback to last October – this is literally the last time I was at the salon.  I was seven months pregnant and not due until December 20th and I was sure I’d be back for a cut before my little one would be born.  WRONG-O!!!  The holidays came fast and furious as well as doctor’s appointments and wrapping up jobs at work which left no time for another trip to the salon.

Sydney arrived on Christmas Eve and since then she has been my world.  Life as I knew it was forever changed (for the better of course) and I have basically done nothing for myself since that time.  It’s not that I haven’t had the support or encouragement of my family, it’s simply that I haven’t been able to let go.  But I couldn’t handle how my hair was looking (YIKES!) any more and it was well past time to take care of business. 

As I left for my hair appointment I realized I suddenly had the freedom to listen to whatever music I wanted and however loud I wanted … OK, this is kind of nice.  Then, I was greeted at the door with a hug by my stylist (we’ve been friends since high school and she’s been cutting my hair for about 13 years) and we spent the next hour catching up on 5 months worth of gossip and chatting about my new baby.  The appointment flew by, but the best part was how I felt when it was over.  Not only did I get to show off pictures and brag about my new little girl, but my hair looked amazing which made me feel amazing … a feeling I haven’t had in a very long time!

I seriously felt like I should go do something else (shopping anyone?) because I was on cloud nine, but I knew I needed to get home so that my husband could get to work (thank goodness we own our own business and he can stay home so I can get a haircut!).  I drove home performing my own personal (VERY LOUD) concert and actually bounced in the door wearing my flashiest grin.  “WOW, you look great” was the first thing my husband said and the only thing I needed to hear.  I can honestly say that I won’t feel guilty about taking some time for myself every now and again – I need to feel like I did yesterday.  And I now know that even when I’m wearing sweats and lots of drool – I can still look hot! 

So there it is, my first official Time out for Theta Mom Thursday post, I hope you did something wonderful for yourself as well.

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