Not to suggest that we are puppy-dogs, motivated to good behavior only when rewarded. But still, people do better when looking forward to a prize. (For example, my husband works hard in the oil field because there is a paycheck forth-coming. Similarly, I also believe in “paying” myself.) Happy mom = happy kids.
As a mom, we should do “just because,” It is the right thing to do. But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a little something. No, you don’t even have to share with the family. That is your treat.
I say, what is the harm in treating oneself? Perhaps fancy coffee in the morning floats your boat. Maybe that is just enough incentive to roll out of bed with a smile when tiny tots issue an early alarm.
What about a late-night black-and-white comedy over something sweet from the kitchen, once the kids are finally asleep? Why not?!
Self-indulgence has its’ place. A mom works hard all day, and sometimes all night! Guilt has no place here. Treat yourself, be happy, and observe your mirrored attitude in the little ones.
Observe the smiles on the faces of my babies. Clearly, their mother takes care of herself and passes on some happy to their beautiful faces.