I see you, Mama.
Sip. Savor. Breathe. Do you get these moments? The commercials show a relaxed woman, sitting on a porch overlooking a picturesque backdrop or soaking in a nice bubble bath. Does that seem far-fetched to you? As you look at those images, have you had to turn on your selective hearing while your kiddos play “Where the Wild Things Are?” creating a wild rumpus of sorts all over your recently cleaned home? Do you have to turn on your imagine-o-vision to remember what a clean house looked like an hour ago when you mopped the floors, only to find the fridge wide open, spaghetti-o’s splattered on the cabinets, and the dog licking the fingers and toes of your “in-cahoots” toddler? (Did you literally just see your precious baby rub their hands together and let out a cunning laugh as if they were plotting some villainous escapade?)
Mamas, I get it. Maybe not this exact scenario per se, but I get the overwhelm, the worry, and the desire to “escape” sometimes. Remember the commercial that said, “Calgon, take me away?” Well, Calgon, where are you in this mother’s time of need? A little decompression is all we’re asking for. That, and maybe a little caffeine to help us sip, savor, and let us take a breather to let us know we are still valuable human beings that deserve a little break for ourselves once in a while.
To honor you, fellow mama warriors, I would like to gift one of you a $25 gift card of your choice. Would you like one for Starbucks? Would you like one for Target? Walk around, find a great clearance deal, and get a peppermint hot chocolate with almond milk. (Just me)? Maybe you’d like a Groupon gift card and want to find a fun outing for yourself or try a new lunch spot? The world is your oyster in this moment, and I’m your genie/wish-granter for some merriment as we head into a busy holiday season. I see you, Mama, and I’m cheerin’ for ya. If you’d like to try and score a $25 gift card of your choice, please comment below and please let me know why you could use some respite and where you’d enjoy a gift card to. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified by December 16, 2022.