Mommy Time for My Birthday

What I wanted most for my birthday this year is some ME time.

Every year since I started working, I would take a day off on my birthday. This year was no different except that instead of planning a get-together with friends or spending time with family, I decided to spend time with myself. Since becoming a Mommy of Multiples over two years ago, some quiet time is desperately required. I’ve become so accustomed to always doing stuff around the house, related to the kids, or related to my job that I rarely sit around and do nothing. So that’s what I decided to do for my actual 9 to 5 birth-day. Nothing.

Mister and Missy are at daycare. Mr. Mama is at work. Nobody home but me! Time to chill on the couch, respond to birthday messages and phone calls, rest, relax and recharge. I even took a nice bubble bath just like our toddlers do every day. It was so relaxing, no wonder Mister and Missy don’t want to get out of the tub some nights!

If the weather was better outside, I would’ve met Mr. Mama for a lunch date. Instead, Mr. Mama surprised me by bringing lunch home! That really made my day. To complete my birthday celebration, Mr. Mama and I will be treating ourselves this weekend to a massage and spa day, similar to the one I wrote about here.

Last but not least, I will claim my birthday hugs and kisses from Mister and Missy when I pick them up from daycare and get back on toddler duty in the evening. All the while, expressing my quiet gratitude to God for another wonderful year of life and looking forward with optimism for the coming year.

About the author

Ambereen is mom to two cute twins Mister and Missy, now with a third baby on the way! She’s Canadian eh, and lives in Canada’s capital with her husband, Mr. Mama. Between travelling and a busy social life, she works full-time in the public sector in IT policy. She enjoys writing short stories interjected with subtle humour about life adventures, sharing recipes, and coming up with fun yet simple activities to do with the kids. After a short hiatus where life got in the way of writing, she is back blogging at 2Cute – Adventures in Twin Parenting. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences here about life with twins + 1. And yes, it’s only one this time!

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