Calgon Take Me Away

September 8, 2010

Forgive me but this is my first “Blog”, so bare with me. Yes, I actually googled Blog to make sure I was doing “it” right. Seems all the cool kids are doing it, so I thought I’d get my feet wet. I am a mom to three kids I must have SOMETHING to write about. I could write about the Monster Truck I just found inside the freezer, or about the melted crayon left underneath my car seat, or even about my 7 th grader who’s upset that she’s been seperated from her friends this year because they have two different lunch periods.

Yes, a two year old, four year old and¬†twelve year old keep me very busy. I gave up my teaching credential to stay home with them. Crazy? Sometimes I think so, other times I feel very blessed. There are those days when I feel like I’m literally thinning in the hair department because of their antics…and trust me everyday is something. That’s when I think back to my more youthful years and recall a certain commercial. I didn’t think too much about it then, but I so get it now. Remember the one where the lady is having a rough day, and then she yells, “Calgon Take Me Away?” Next thing you know she’s sitting in a bubble bath.¬† Ahhh, yes I now take bubble baths to wash the stress down the drain. I watch as it swirls around and I feel cleansed, ready to tackle the next adventure my kids will bring.

I know everyone deals with stress in a different way, but I find a bath just is so soothing…a close second is the beach. Kickin’ back watching waves crash is very uplifting. What do you do to chill out and relax? What makes you feel better?