Reboot [rē bo̵̅o̅t′] - To restart or revive, to step away temporarily from operations and start them over again hoping for a better outcome, to take a break to ensure you are presenting the world the best version of yourself.
I can never stop being mommy. It's a switch I can't turn off - nor want to turn off. He is my favorite person on the planet, but sometimes I need a break. I need time to sit down and finish the food on my own plate by myself without getting up repeatedly. I yearn to lay down to sleep and wake up without an alarm in either machine or boy form. My son is my heart, my live-in energy zapper and this mommy needs to reboot for just a moment.
For the next 48 hours, I will not be the person in charge of picking up my son, getting him fed and clean and off to bed in time. Instead, I will be with some girlfriends eating yummy food, reading fashion magazines and dancing my butt off. I don't feel guilt about it - I promise, though I worry if I have thought of everything that they will need to take care of him. Special shout out to his godmother Sara for making this happen. He is in the most capable hands!
Mommies are only human. We get weak, we reach the end of our fuse and we need our needs to take center stage for just a moment. So, that will happen. See you on the other side.