Photo source: chrislakatos.comTaking care of Shern is tough job. Although I am really blessed to stay so near my mum and have so many people helping out.
However, the main responsibilities in taking care of him is still MINE.
I am the one who bathes him. I am the one who cooks for him. I am the one who feeds him. I am the one who changes his diapers. And the list goes on.
I actually think I can go crazy if I am all alone with him and doing this super-mum-job 24/7.
So How Do I Stay Sane?
• Take some time off.
On weekdays, I sometimes go out in the morning for about 4 hours. Be it to go to office or to run some errands. Sometimes I go out just to have breakfast with hubby.
• Take a bath.
I love taking hot baths. I enjoy taking long, hot baths. This is a luxury which I try to have every once in a while.
• Escape through reading.
I love reading. I have been reading less since Shern was born. Now I try to spend some time to read a good book, even if just a few pages at a time. This makes finishing a book makes me feel like I've accomplished something for myself.
• Get a makeover.
I love to have manicures or pedicures. The last one I had either one of it was during my wedding.
I try having my manicure or pedicure done myself. Even the most basic ones like cutting my nails, doing a scrub, and filing my nails.
• Online Shopping.
I love to browse online shops. Even if I don't buy them, window-shopping online is diverting and fun and keeps my updated on the latest trends/fashions
It's amazing how good I feel when I bake for my family. I love trying out new baking recipes. I love browsing the net for recipes.
Baking is therapeutic for me!
• Go for a swim.
Taking Shern out together with me for a swim is always a pleasure. Shern is always happy in water and I get to swim a few laps (usually only 1 or 2 only). I feel good because I get some exercise and Shern always smiles.
When Shern is happy, I am happy. Period.
I still would not trade my life now for anything else. :)