Friday, July 28, 2006

Thanks for Babysitters

I've learned this week that having a babysitter is great. I thought it would take me a long time to leave Kellen with someone I didn't know. But, I really like a lady at work so I asked her daughter to babysit for an hour while I played tennis. This week has been full of tennis for me. A lady from Ottawa was visiting and its a long story but we got set up to play together and did everyday this week. Wow, how nice to have an hour to myself for something I enjoy. Today we only played for 1/2 hr and it started pouring. Since I was paying for an hour I decided to go for a run in the rain. Yeah! I asked the sitter to come back for an hour next week and we'll see what I do...run, pick the beans... Having an hour to myself to get out of the house has been such a pick me up! I feel like I have more energy and a bigger smile!

I can hear through the baby monitor that the rain is pouring now. Makes me want to go make myself a cup of coffee to enjoy before Kellen wakes up. MMmmm...

3 comments:

jenn with two n's said...

To be a good Mommy you do have to be good to yourself. So Hurray for babysitters. I'm glad that you're being your active self--I can't imagine you otherwise! People have asked me if I'll go back to Aquamotion or judo after baby. I'm not sure what/ which ...but I know I'll need something. Look forward to seeing you all in August.

pella said...

Wow Janet that's so brave. I can imagine that I'd have a little anxiety before getting a "first" babysitter. But how exciting that you really enjoyed your "you" time. What a great treat! Maybe your garden can still be your special relaxing area :) Have a great weekend

J'nea said...

I am always thankful for babysitters. Expecially the free ones!
J'nea