Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dasani and Target. All opinions are 100% my own.
My friends make fun of me because they say that I never sit down.
The funny part is….I make fun of my mom because she really doesn’t ever sit down. Like the woman is saying goodbye to you as she walks to the car and has to be pulling weeds at the same time. It’s crazy how hard she is constantly working.
This past Thursday, she came over for her weekly visit and I asked her to sit down with me and actually take a little break and just talk. The boys were down for their naps when she arrived and honestly, sometimes the best break that she can give me is one where we visit together. As a mom….adult conversation is the best kinda break….can I get an amen from my stay-at-home sisters out there?! #bigwordsforthewin
The other thing I wanted to give her was something that I knew she would love. She is a big fan of these Dasani Drops and honestly I hadn’t tried them yet….
Apparently you just squirt a little into a water bottle and it becomes a totally different drink. It gets this punch of flavor and is the perfect way to jazz up your glass of H2O. She told me about these a while ago and this time I had new flavors for her during our chat….ones that I was excited to see her try. She is such a fan of new flavors….especially since her diet is totally boring (she lost 40 lbs though! Isn’t that amazing?!).
I grabbed a Dasani sparkling drink for myself. I have to admit that I love me a cold can of soda but my doctor tells me that it’s the last thing I need to be drinking…ya know….trying to keep this baby healthy! And honestly, I am such a mega weirdo about water. If I get a glass, I drink two sips and then forget about it. The next thing you know, I have six cups sitting out all with only a few sips out of each. It’s like that kid on that movie Signs. Except no aliens in the pantry. So for me, I like a sparkling drink that is flavored…the new Black Cherry is my new favorite. It’s mind trickery….convincing myself that in my ice cold can is a bubbly soda (but without all the calories and without caffeine).
Mom and I ended up talking about family stuff, life stuff, baby names, blog stuff….you name it, we chatted it up. At some point, we did the whole sit back and relax thing where we keep talking but it’s while I flip through a magazine and she fills out a crossword. We also have that in common…we both love games. It’s moments like these where we interrupt the serious conversations with “what’s a six letter word for ceremony?” and “Oooh do you like these chairs?”.
Until she realizes that she has paint on the back of her hand and I gotta give her a high five for being like an older, wiser, sometimes quirkier and definitely more musical version of me. This DIY lover doesn’t fall far from the tree.
So that’s how I get my breaks in….a cold sparkling Dasani drink and a little surprise for my mom….good conversation and random laughs. It’s moments like these that I will remember. It’s little rests and relaxations….just sitting with my mom on a couch that makes the rest of the week that much sweeter. And honestly, there is no better ‘me’ time than when I am with her…there is nobody else I can just be me…and refocus on what is really important.
What is it that you do to take breaks? Or work in that ‘me’ time? Would you rather do it with your favorite person or just by yourself? A hot bath? A cold drink? What’s the thing that takes you into a happy place?! Spill!
Oh and for those of you like me that never tried Dasani Drops or the new Black Cherry Sparkling Dasani drink, Target has a coupon within their Cartwheel app for a limited time…so definitely use that on your next visit! Here is the link. And I truly wish you active ladies a little rejuvenation time…whether it be with your best friend or just spending time with a paint brush or savoring your favorite treat!