How to Hide

Part of the Physical Pathway is your calendar. Moms, especially of toddlers, get used to a total lack of privacy and “me” time. So, how can you get some of that time back?

I remember hearing a story about John Wesley’s mother, who was a devout woman with a ridiculous number of children. When she needed to pray, she would pull an apron over her head. And then there’s Glennon Melton from Momastery, who has been known to put a grocery bag over her head.

grocery-bagHow else can you get a little mommy alone time? In other words: HIDE. I’ve got some suggestions.

After the kids are in bed, go into the bathroom, close and lock the door, then turn on the fan. This should discourage even the most ardent spouse from intruding.

Find an urgent reason to go to the grocery store. Grab your favorite CD on the way out, and drive the long way to the furthest store you know of.

Play hide and seek, and REALLY hide.

Take a nice long bath (at a friend’s house).

If you belong to a really fancy gym, go there, and spend an hour in the locker room taking a shower and doing a pedicure.

Obviously I’m being a bit sarcastic here. What are your favorite ways to hide, serious or funny?