Does anyone else have a kid that suffers from mommyitis? Jasper has it bad, and it has reached new heights. It means only mama can do anything for/ with him. Oh, and I can never leave. This means in his world only I can put him to bed and I can never leave the room. If I do screaming, tears, the works. It means asleep by 800 and morphed into “I finally let mama leave my room at 1030pm. I’m asleep the whole time, but somehow if she makes a move I wake up and freak out.” So over the last couple months, any time in the evenings has been canceled out for me. Not just leisure time, but the time when I got some house work done, did any baking, or returned friends’ emails. Mike has tried to intervene, but it seems to make things worse for Jasper.
The solution? One night a week I am leaving the house. Jasper will have a mama free night to hopefully help him get over the mama addiction. It means I get a night to go do anything. Oh, the possibilities! Last night I tried a new yoga place. I’m not gone for hours, just a couple, but that is long enough. Of course Jasper went nuts when I left and I was later told of things he said like “Mama, home!” “Mama, car!” (at least he put two words together…this is a big step). So it’s a mixed bag. I am looking forward to my night off, but feeling terrible about it all at once. We shall see if it does anything…
In other news, I am enjoying my prep for the Missoula marathon. I can’t really call it training, as I am just putting in the necessary miles distance wise, but not worrying about pace. It will soon be hot here, and most of us slow down some. This is also a vacation, so while I don’t want to humiliate myself on the run, I won’t be expecting a PR. It’s nice to just get up and check off the distance and not fret that I seem to just get slower.
Well, time to get a thing or two done while the silent one is in speech. I gotta plan out my next night out!