Husband rarely goes away for work, but once a year he attends a conference with his firm. This year he used our car, which isn't a big deal as the weather was nice and I happily walked everywhere with the kids (he was only gone for 1 1/2 days). But the girl was a bit of a nightmare on Saturday. And when Husband arrived home at 3.30pm, I was happy to see him. But I knew I also needed some time alone. So I grabbed the car at 3.35pm and went for a mental health walk in Richmond Park.
It probably sounds over dramatic to say that I needed mental health time. But sometimes, as parents, we need some time alone. And sneaking a chocolate bar in the kitchen cupboards isn't always enough. And there's nothing like a little exercise and fresh air to help clear one's mind and lift one's spirits.