I would have said Friday Night Fun, but the light was shining Friday night. I arrived at the Blog Hoe-Down a bit late. I never get to south Tulsa, so when the opportunity presented itself, I ran a few errands down there. None the less, the event was nifty. The ladies were fun. I was definitely the crunchy hippy chick. Child-led mommy-ing is for me, and I stood alone. However, there were other common traits that had me laughing and enjoying myself. Plus good beer and food. :) Here's our picture... stolen from Dawn. Thanks ladies!
Now, why would I write about the lights? Well, it wasn't the room's lighting or the shinging faces. It was the personal revelation I had while out with these wonderful diverse ladies.
I have been thinking a lot about how I spend my free time, and what I would do if I had more time to myself in the form of a day or two away from The Boy. At the dinner Friday ight, I solidified in my mind, that I really do enjoy spending the time with The Boy, and I would rather not take a two day break from him. I would much rather bring him with me to experiece whatever it is that I am experiencing-- to grow as a family. I enjoy spending time with my son, and if whatever it is that I want to do does not work with his schedule, I probably do not really want to do it.
I'm not saying that I am going to NEVER go do anything without The Boy, but I certainly will be staying with him more than I ever thought I would get to. I used to relish in the precious hours I am away from him to run errands or have dinner. I wanted a break. Parenting and motherhood has definitely NOT come easily to me!
When I started with Attachment Parenting, I never thought I would be the one getting attached. I never thought I would chose to put my son to bed over going to a basketball game. I never thought I would value night time parenting. Yet that is where I am, and I LOVE IT! As much as I enjoy the solitude when I go alone or with company when I am enjoying friends, I really wish I could be chasing my son around... or more likely snuggling with him as he falls asleep.
The Boy is immensely stressful for me, but the reward is infinitely great.