Nine months of breastfeeding a bub has meant I’ve been busier than a mosquito at a nudist colony. “Me time’’? What’s that? I don’t even get to go to the toilet alone. Sure, The Bloke in The Shed will argue I’m on the blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, 10 email accounts and whatever else I can get my typing fingers on every night. I also had a bath a couple of weeks ago, complete with bubbles. Please, hold me back. The five minutes of bliss before three-year-old Ella came in to ask if I was “having fun’’ was absolute heaven. She then proceeded to try and pop all the bubbles for me. How thoughtful.
In the early months of Baby Holly being born, I dashed out one Saturday afternoon for a quick facial. I say “quick’’, because I had to return within the hour so I could line up at the dairy to be milked. I also have a Mother’s Day voucher for a massage on the kitchen bench. The voucher’s on the bench, not the massage.
During my REAL “me time’’ (aka, breastfeeding at 4am) I often think about how I’d love to spend a night alone in a hotel, with the spa bath full, a bottle of Dom Perignon, girly mags and DVDs, an assortment of Cadburys chocolate and one full night of uninterrupted sleep. But truth be told, I’d hate to wake up alone, without hubby by my side and the girls wanting their morning cuddles and kisses. And whingeing because they’re hungry and want their breakfast. NOW.
So then, what would make me happy? All of this… but at home. For now though, I’ll just have to make the most of pretending to get rice cakes for Ella’s morning tea, all the while dipping into my secret stash of chocolate at the back of the pantry. Shh, don’t tell. By the way, if you want to know what to hide in your pantry, try the Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse (RRP: $4.20) from Coles, Woolworths, SUPA IGA, Big W, Target, Kmart and other select retail outlets.
Would you like some “me time’’? Of course you would. Then we have five “me time’’ packs to giveaway to mums needing some pampering and well deserved “time out’’.
To go in the draw to win one of five “Me Time’’ packs – featuring a block each of chocolate, caramel and hazelnut Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse chocolate, an Ecoya candle, Palmer’s body butter and a copy of The Devil Wears Prada – simply tell us your last experience of “me time’’. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 24 at 7pm and a winner will be drawn randomly and announced on this blog and via Facebook and Twitter. Australian residents only. Limit of three entries.
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