Time Out for The Wannabe WAHM

Theta Mom had a brilliant idea called "Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday." The goal is to grab one hour of time within one week to do whatever you want…without the kids. On Thursdays, you post how you spent your “time out” and add her button or link in your post. Make sure to stop by to see how Theta Mom and other mom bloggers spent their time-out!
Instead of an hour, I took a day all to myself. My work schedule has been reduced to a 3-day work week due to the economy so I was able to get away during a week day. A friend from work recently moved to the Jersey shore and invited me to spend the day with her. I packed my 'mom bathing suit' (there are parts of my body that will never see the light of day. never.) and away I went.

I live in New York so I had to drive about an hour and a half but it was so refreshing to be able to just drive. No worries about what the baby is doing in the back seat or having to keep the music low because I don't want her to blow out an eardrum! I blasted Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits and cruised to the Jersey shore.

We immediately headed to the beach where we had sandwiches and took in the sun and the breeze. I had not been to the beach in years! I am pasty pale and I'm Latin! That just doesn't make sense! After a few hours in the sun, we got 'thirsty' so we went back to her place. But before we made it home, we drove around and she gave me a mini tour of the area. There is a cute little pub at the end of her block that opens and 4pm so we had a beer and played shuffle board (never played it before... turns out, I suck. beer didn't help much either).

After our beer, we headed back to her house where her husband had prepared a Mexican feast! He even made his own tortillas! And, of course, MARGARITAS!!! I only had one because I would have to eventually drive back home. After dinner, we had coffee (I had 2) and talked as we sat in their backyard.

I didn't want to leave but I had to go. Even though Sophia would be asleep by the time I got home, I missed her sweet little face. I had an amazing time with friends and it's been a while since I felt like me (insert name here) and not just Sophia's mom.

I look forward to more time-outs for The Wannabe WAHM! I felt refreshed, giddy, happy, and excited all at once when I got home. I REALLY need a time-out!

Have any of you taken a 'time-out' recently?


  1. OMG! Now that is a TIME OUT for sure girl!!! How do you get any better than the Jersey Shore (I think you know since this is my hometown, my heart will always be there), spending some QT with a friend over some Margaritas at the beach?! Pure heaven!

    So glad you enjoyed your day and that you participated with us! You are Theta awesome, so thank you!!!

  2. WOW is all I have to say LOL... I soo wish to do that! My goodness! Soy latina tambien, I puerto rican and I am whiter than white I glow ROFL....... need to get these babies out in the sun!!!

    So got to plan something better next week :)

    Happy Time out Thursdays!


  3. I am SOOO jealous. I have not had a mommy time out in....weeks. Not with all the drama and junk at my house lately. But I am planning one right now. It will be more than a 1 hour timeout. It will be a night timeout, but I am so going to take it. I need it. And there will be laughing and some drinking and talking to another female. Above the age of 4 (today is her birthday). Not that I don't relish mine and Lorelli's conversations...but I am yearning for...more!

  4. Got my button and all for her meme BUT haven't had any time alone to share ...... working on it.

  5. LOL, I am such a dork. K I have minima template and i got this background on the internet, are all blogspots BLOGGER? Help I am so new to this... do I have to download another template? Oh brother

  6. That sounds fabulous! Glad you had a wonderful time. That is definitely the way you do Time out for mom Thursdays!

  7. The beach time is about to end...and the chill will be in the air. Sophia, you will always remember your summer beach day.


  8. Before I had a baby I would have "dates" with myself all the time. I really need to start doing that again; it's just good for the soul.

  9. Let's see. I took the dog out for a 20 minute walk this evening ALL BY MYSELF.

    I have two kids. One is 1 1/2 and the other 3 1/2. I have NEVER had an entire day to myself.

    I am so going to do it. Can't get to the Jersey shore but I think I can duck into one of those dirty movie theaters on Broadway so I can take a nice long nap.

  10. I know I already responded to this Theta awesomeness, but I wanted you to know I finally got your lovely award up, so thank you again for that! And, since you are so totally awesome, I just added you to my blogroll. :)

  11. This is a great initiative! And your time-out...sounded like a relaxing fun one!
    Happy Monday!Oh and you may want to check the blog cause i have something cute up and running!

  12. oh my!

    a whole day. with dinner and margaritas!!! oh so fabulous!

  13. Wow! What an incredible day!! You know, I don't think I've ever had homemade tortillas. Followed you from MBC and I can already tell that I'm gonna LOVE your posts. Adding you to my blog roll. Come visit me at www.butsuchislife.com

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