I remember as a kid (and still is but don’t tell shhhhh) one of my all time favorite Disney movies and princess was and is The Little Mermaid and Ariel. I think because for one thing I’m a natural red head and I have always and forever love the water, the ocean and beach and my favorite activity is to swim. Also one of my favorite places to go, still is, on family vacation was the beach. No question I’m most assuredly and definitely a beach girl at heart and always will be. There is absolutely nothing like being on the beach walking on the shore and feeling the some wet sand between your toes and the waves sometimes light and gently rushing over your feet or at other times rapidly splashing you. I love the feel of the wind blowing and the warmth of the sun. I love the smell of the ocean in the air. I love hearing sound of the seagulls, and of the ocean and the waves crashing on the shore as they come inland. For me it’s the sounds of tranquility, serenity, peace, relaxation and harmony. I also feel amazed at the sheer and complete breath taking wonder at the brilliance of the creation of the ocean and the creation of the beach. The beach and being at the ocean has always made me feel at peace. I think it as an oasis and escape from the all the cares in the world and reality. As a mommy there are some days I wish I could escape and say take me to the beach because me, myself and I need a time out and don’t let us return until we are in a better mood.
As a fellow mommy traveling through this journey of motherhood I think most of us, especially if we are being honest, would say yes I know what she is talking about. Most moms would say yes I know the days she speaks of and I agree if you put a shell to my ear I hear it the sound of the ocean its ringing loud and calling me to come, come to my place of peace, rest, relaxation, quite, serenity, and tranquility. I can hear it calling me can you ladies hear it to and oh there are days in my life as a mommy I wish I could answer that call. I mean I know for my babies there best thing I can do sometimes when life is to crazy and their behaviors is all the evidence I need to make that case is to put them in time out. It’s like a miracle worker and cure that little break from whatever or nap it’s as same a pill for adults to adjust our moods without the pill. It’s amazing isn’t.
This makes me wonder that if this works for my babies would this have the same affect on me as a mommy. I mean I definitely can always be up for going tthe beach. Can someone please take me there so I can see how it improves my mood and outlook. I think this would be a most worthwhile motherhood experiment. I mean I don’t know about you ladies but this mama needs a break can I get an Amen. I for me there is no other better place to do so than at the beach. I’m thinking if my kids mood, choices and actions can be corrected by a nap or time out then I think I need to try this experiment for myself by giving and or taking a self imposed time out at the beach. I wonder how well this would go over.
Even though it would be amazing to answer the call of the beach and escape to it but that is not always an option or realistic unfortunately. In that case what would be a good, available, realistic, practical and alternative option that would accomplish and afford me the same result. What it is that they say that if you want done some times you have do it your darn self. For us mama who hears the call of the beach but cant’ answer maybe that is the secret we have to find ways of creating at home what we get out of going to the beach. For me in my daily life as a mama I have to find ways of taking, making and carving time out to give myself a much needed time to have the moments of much needed quite, peace, tranquility, serenity and harmony. I would love to do so at the beach of course but this girl has to take what she can get. For me things that give moments to these things is for absolutely my writing. I find this in working out and a relaxing bath. I also find this in being with friends and since I live so far away most of that involves great chats over the phone. I also love hanging, being with and have time with my husband such as a having a date night. I love my work and projects on Shutterfly. Those are some of the ways that I have to give myself that much needed break and time out. We as mamas and people are all different and unique so we have to find our own unique ways as we travel through our own unique journey through motherhood to escape to our own actual or daily practical beach. May I and we always seek, discover and enjoy ways to create our own escape. May I and we always strive to give ourselves our own time outs to have our own breaks to take our sips, take our breath and come back our journey as mamas. In doing this as we continue to travel may we go forward as mamas who can maintain our focus, balance and being the best we can for our babies and family as we do this thing we call motherhood.