I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
– Tammy Faye Bakker
Tammy Faye Bakker – I don’t really know anything about you, but you are absolutely correct.
After such a crazy Friday and Saturday, feeling as though I didn’t even have a chance to catch my breath, I was looking forward to an early bed time for the kids and a nice quiet evening with Bill watching the Super Bowl with some snacks and much needed adult beverages. Sparing you the details – that’s not how my picture perfect night turned out.
Needless to say, I arrived at work on Monday morning feeling more exhausted than ever and pretty much (shall I even admit?) useless. I needed “me” time, and I needed it badly! So I stopped my pity party at about 11:00 am with a little coaxing from Bill and decided to take matters into my own hands. I went to Fells Point in Baltimore and did some retail therapy. That’s right! I lost the guilt – lost the pity party – lost the “perfect organized” Mom facade and shopped.
Know what I found? You guessed it – I found “those” shoes. You know, the ones that are just perfect? That match with almost every item in your wardrobe? That make you feel pretty and hip? “Those” shoes, and they actually taught me something. It IS ok to let the Mom role go every once in a while and do some things for myself. It’s the only way to catch my sanity!
So next time I’m feeling overwhelmed or down, I’ll just pick up “those” shoes that I bought on my escapade to Fells Point, and remind myself that I can still be spontaneous, daring, and cool!