Checking in about all things Mommy. For me, this often details how I'm coping and moving on from some postpartum depression and anxiety.
Yesterday, we had a family outing to the local minor league baseball team, the Indianapolis Indians. While I wanted to go, I was also dreading it. It's hot. It's expensive. My baby will get sunburned. I'll get sunburned. While I'm sure my outward attitude was totally obvious that I was not looking forward to this day at the ballpark, I tried not to complain. I just acted like a brat. (nice, I know) Thankfully, Brandon knows me quite well and just kept pressing on with the field trip.
Here's the result. It was fun. I had a good time. The boys had a good time. We scored free tickets from a lady outside the stadium. We sat in the shade at the very back of the field. I saw 2 seconds of actual baseball. I shared free hot dogs and cracker Jacks with my Guys (it was also kids-eat-free-day). We had a great afternoon at the ballpark on a hot day. We seriously spent less than $10, including parking.
It's good to get out of the house and walking around in the little downtown I love. It really does help my overall attitude and lower my anxiety. Who knew? I just need to remember this for the next time that little anxiety monster starts to whisper in my ear - go have some family fun.