What is time out?
When you have children, the first meaning that comes to your mind might be “A brief period of time during which a misbehaving child is put on their own so that they can regain control over their emotions” (Oxford Dictionary).
For sport fanatics it can be “A brief break in play in a game or sport”.
When working on an old computer with slow internet you might think about “A cancellation or cessation that automatically occurs when a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event occurring.”
All of these definitions can be found in the Oxford Dictionary. The time out I want to talk about is the following one: “Time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies”.
Saturday morning I had the opportunity for a “time out”. I was invited to a mommy-only seminar with panna cotta, a charcuterie and fromage platter, a big variety of speakers and many prizes to be won.
I dropped my baby off at his grandparents (without feeling quilty… okay, maybe just a little bit), met some friends and drove together to the venue.
It was such a privilege! Just being among other mommies with the same struggles and stresses. We had many great speakers and I learned a lot about baby diet and nutrition, ears, mouth hygiene, most common baby illnesses and many other topics.
What I will maybe remember most of all is that I am okay. I get so quickly stressed and always wonder if I am doing enough being a working mom, but I am okay. I am going to find my rest in God and believe He will fill in the gaps where I make mistakes.