How often do you do things that are out of your “safety bubble”?
My hubby wasn’t home yesterday, and I had the kids all to myself. I wanted to do something other than being at home for the kids and my sanity. I usually like to take them to “safe” places where I know I’m most likely in control. If you know my kids, they can be a little wild. As of recently, I don’t go grocery shopping or do any shopping (Target? No way!) with just my boys. They can be a big piece of work!
Anyways, yesterday I challenged myself to take the boys to the Zoo all by myself. I put the “what ifs” to the side and confidently drove to the Zoo. When I saw the mile-long line to the Zoo entrance, I almost turned around, but I didn’t. I told myself, “it’s going to be okay.”
Moral of the story. WE HAD A BLAST! The boys really surprised me. They noticed how busy the Zoo was and actually listened to me when I asked them to be by my side. We spent 3 hours at the Zoo, more than I ever spent when my husband went with us. In the end, I got a Zoo membership.
Doing things alone with children can be scary for some. You have to take a leap of faith, be positive that things will be alright, and believe that you will have a great time! You will only know your limit when you push yourself out of your safety bubble!
Ps: I guess yesterday’s adventure made me really inspired. Sorry for the long post 🙂