When it's a grandchild though you only have them for a short while, so the other tasks can wait till later and you can't spoil them by cuddling them to sleep once in a while. I had my little man for the night last night and before he went to bed and this morning I've spent a great deal of time doing very little other than relaxing with him cuddled up in my arms.
So my exhausted and stressed little self needed no money spent, no miraculous cures. I just needed to spend some time doing nothing but cuddling a sweet little man. Mothers don't get the same benefits, it's simply not the same when it's your own baby. Being a nani rocks, you get the stress relief benefits and then you hand them back - I recommend it to everyone (not that anyone has control over when it happens).
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I've just spoken to my brother on the phone and he gave me a nice lecture on why I haven't been to the chiropractor lately. I normally go fortnightly because my neck and back are pretty bad and also are where I carry most of my stress. Yes, thank you for the advice little brother - I've been too busy at work and not taking care of 'me', but I will take myself to the chiro this week.
Next weekend is a long weekend in Adelaide (Australian Labour Day holiday for all my overseas friends) and I plan on having some 'me' time. See I'm a hopeless case - I even plan my relaxation. That's one of my challenges on my 101 in 1001 list - too be more spontaneous, it's going to take some work.
Anyway, I hope you're having (or have had) a relaxing weekend.