Dear Stay at Home Mom,

For the first time since being pregnant and having a baby, I went out for drinks and a night out with my friends, leaving her behind. I was very nervous and I was worried.
But her daddy assured me that I deserved this and that I should have a night for myself. I pumped enough breast milk for her feeds and got all her things ready.
I washed her, fed her dinner, read to her and got her ready for bed. I was excited about having some time completely to myself but I worried if she would be okay.
When I was giving her, her final feed I kept telling my husband that this might not be such a good idea. He was wonderful and insisted that he would handle it and that I should go and have a good time.
It has been over an year and I didn’t know what to expect.
When I left her, she was up. So I kept calling him every half an hour until he told me he won’t pick up unless I messaged him that it was an emergency. So I decided that I was going to let myself relax and enjoy this night. I DID deserve it.
I got dressed up after a long time and took a shameless bathroom selfie. My friends were such a lot of fun and I realized I missed all the laughs and the fun we had in each others company.
When I finally got home very very late in the night, she didn’t seem cranky or unsettled at all. She woke up when I first hugged her but fell asleep again, soon after.
I’m so glad that I finally decided to go out; that my friends kept insisting and that my husband gave me enough confidence to leave her with him.
I had a wonderful time and it made me feel like I was more than just a mom.
This is for moms who work from home, who are SAHM (stay at home moms), single moms, solo parents and everyone who is a full time parent of sorts.
You DESERVE sometime for yourselves. You DESERVE a break from your 24/7 job of caring for a baby/toddler/child. You DESERVE you-time, alone-time or whatever you’d like to call it. We DESERVE to treat ourselves once in a while.
I’m so glad I finally did this and I hope all you mummies get a much deserved break soon.

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