This week, I emailed a friend to plan a get-together. I haven’t seen this friend in over a year. That’s just bad friending.
My baby is 14 months old. Yes, she’s still a baby. And, she will always be my baby! Even my 8 year old is still my baby!
I haven’t spent a night away from home without my baby since she was born. And before that, I spent a couple nights away to Houston helping my sister with her new baby. Most of the time, my outings look something like this.
I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love that my girls want and need me. But I also know that I am a better mom when I’m able to take some me time and take care of myself; mom myself.
Now that B isn’t nursing as much (still three times a day), I’m getting little spurts of time for me. Time to catch up on life. Catch up on friends and people and time to catch up on myself.
Not only do I need to catch up on the present (um, it snowed this morning and I had no idea it was in the forecast), but I have some of the past to catch up on, too.
It’s still a far cry from where it was pre-mom days but I’m definitely not complaining about that. There is still a lot of mom time left for me! (Thank goodness, because I’m not ready to cut this gig short!)
Just like I have a lot of catching up to do, so does Kimmy from the newest show on Netflix starting today, March 6th Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It is Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s hilarious new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Tituss Burgess (30 Rock), about a girl who can’t be broken and has a lot of catching up to do. I was able watch screeners of the first couple episodes (all of which you can catch now on Netflix) and it’s a riot. Both Mr. Serious and I found ourselves laughing and smiling through the episodes. Despite their circumstances, Kimmy, Tituss and “Jaqueline” were all able to reinvent themselves in one way or another to make it in New York City. I don’t want to give more away, so make sure you check it out.
Do you have some catching up to do? Share it with me so I don’t feel so bad at being a friend!