The SHU


I've started reading the Scary Mommy blog and loved the recent post about how "Orange is the New Black Prepared me for Motherhood".

http://www.scarymommy.com/orange-is-the-new-black-prepared-me-for-motherhood/

The section that had me laughing out loud was:
"#2 Say Goodbye to Privacy. The bathroom stalls at Litchfield Correctional don’t have doors. And Piper found out the hard way that there are no private bedrooms, unless you get sent to the SHU. Motherhood is just the same, minus the luxury of an isolation unit."

I think that my single biggest surprise about parenting is that I would desperately long for time by myself. Never could I have expected that I would crave being along in a bed ALL NIGHT LONG, or want to take a vacation all by myself. It is rather ironic, right?

I've been stashing away little bits of money for a while now, with the intention of using it to go away for two nights all by myself to a beautiful retreat center that is a few hours from home. Maybe for my birthday later this Fall. Just to have some quiet time by myself, to sit, and think. and Sleep.

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2 comments :

Liz said...

The thought of a vacation away by myself sounds like a dream come true. But I know if I were to do such a thing I'd miss my children something awful. A retreat sounds perfect! It would keep your mind off of things and hopefully give to time to relax & unwind.

Marianne said...

YES!

 

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