It was a huge help but it was also the mental break that I desperately needed.
Max and I are together pretty much 24/7. He wakes early, goes to sleep late and never stops moving. At almost 34 years old, that is more than I can take some days. Add in work, the house, etc and I am seriously exhausted most of the time.
So I decided to use this time off wisely. I normally would have filled up my days with to do lists and errands. Instead, I worked out, spent time with my sister and relaxed in bed with some good books. By the end of last week, everyone at work was saying that I looked amazing. Apparently time alone can revive you that much!
I know that taking time off is virtually impossible when you are a parent but it is seriously necessary if you are going to keep your sanity. Sometimes you get a whole week off like I did, other times it is just a trip to CVS with no one laying on the floor of the toy aisle crying!
Either way, by the end of last week, I felt like a new woman! And it was amazing.