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Everyone tells you that once you have a baby you need to make sure to take care of yourself too.
That you need to make time for yourself and just relax.
Occasionally you need to put yourself first and that's okay.
What they don't tell you is how to do that.
They don't tell you how to turn the mommy mode off for a minute and think about yourself as the person you were before.
For me. It took a shopping trip to do it. And my hubby.
We were at Kohl's since Hubby needed some new pants. (All of his for some reason become "work pants" and he is left with no nice clothing to wear in public.) I had the Jellybean as usual and was coordinating nursing him while browsing through the baby clearance items. Hubby found me and had his pants in hand.
Which he hadn't tried on. GRRR...
So it was time for a visit to the changing room and of course - a swap in sizes after that. Then Hubby turns to me and says - "Why don't you pick out some clothes for you?"
The thought hadn't even crossed my mind to shop for myself.
Even though a large majority of my pre-Jellybean clothes no longer fit me.
And my style had majorly changed since having Jellybean.
But to buy something for myself - could I really do it and not feel guilty?
Yes - I could. Most of my purchases were from the clearance racks but that just meant I could get more stuff. Hubby found a dress I loved the instant I put it on. Dresses are a HUGE part of my style now.
That half hour of perusing the racks while the Hubby wandered with Jellybean - it was DIVINE. I forgot how good it felt to spoil yourself every once in awhile. How nice it is to have a few cute outfits that REALLY fit you.
More importantly - I remembered that we need to take the time to indulge ourselves every now and then. That you aren't taking anything away from your spouse or your child by treating yourself every now and then.
That being said - There's a pedicure in my near future.
This post is linked up with Shell as part of Pour Your Heart Out Wednesdays.