Love Ownself

January 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm 14 comments


... as much as I love this little guy ...

I watched the Oprah show –  the episode where people would guess one’s actual age. And most of them are single mums, age guessed were all an extra 10 years, at least.

Reason : Too busy taking care of other people, they don’t have much time for themselves.

And the transformation made with some liposuction, lasik surgery, dental fix, hairdo, new clothes & a little touch of make-up was amazing! Minus the liposuction, lasik and dental fix which not everyone can afford, I’m sure all the rest are not too hard to apply.

I sure am glad I watched it!

I can very much understand their time constraint. Even me, with a husband to help around with house work, and taking care of the little one too, sometimes feels helpless. What with having to work in the office, and return home with more work to do.

But I am taking baby steps. Gym during lunch, monthly facial, massage, run in the park with the boys whenever I can, even just following Imtiyaz’s pace at doing things – five minutes to get to the door, five minutes to walk to the car, five minutes to climb up the car seat and buckle up… five minutes to turn off the tv, another “yast(last) 5 minutes, mama” to turn off the tv…

He’s not slow. He’s just taking his time, and taking in whatever he can take along the way.

That’s one thing I need to learn from him – To relax. To slow down. To stop and smell the flowers. To appreciate.

For all you know, that might just slow down the aging process! 🙂


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  • 1. ms B  |  January 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Ah, perhaps this explains why I look better as I age. 😉 If I remember correctly, when I was 23, people assumed I was 27! But then again, I was already managing a big team and corresponded senior management level.

    Time is indeed not on our best side, esp for single moms. But instead of making that spa trips, I usually DIY at home. Makes more sense.

    stay young momster!

  • 2. missints  |  January 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    “To relax. To slow down. To stop and smell the flowers. To appreciate.
    For all you know, that might just slow down the aging process!”

    Nice one. Make me smile 🙂

  • 3. naziah  |  January 13, 2009 at 9:54 am

    i like this entry… i usually feel VERY guilty whenever i go out on my own without baby k. and nowadays lagi teruk becos i RARELY layan dia since i’m heavily pregnant… but wat to do… must take care of myself now. very critical stage… sobsobsob…

  • 4. noordinarymomster  |  January 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Ms B,
    When we were younger, we want to look more mature… but now, it’s so nice to hear people assuming you are unmarried and without kids yet (eventhough most of the time i felt they were just being too nice). Bad me, I know! 😛

    easy to write, not so easy to do kan? 😀

  • 5. jade  |  January 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

    gorgeous momster! just because we’re taking care of other people, it’s not an excuse not to take care of ourselves.. 😉

  • 6. noordinarymomster  |  January 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

    i feel bad too… always! but then again, better spend some time for ownself rather than being with them all the time but not being own cheerful self kan?

    u take care!

    as much as we all want to do that, it’s not so easy you know… but let’s try as best as we can! 🙂

  • 7. n.i.  |  January 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    bagi imtiyaz adik cepat!!!! gerenti dia tak slow hehehehehe

  • 8. noordinarymomster  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

    gerenti ke? 😛

  • 9. n.i.  |  January 14, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    momster hubby,
    what about us? hahahahahaha.. congrats!!! boleh belanja makan besarrrrrr

  • 10. Rina  |  January 15, 2009 at 5:00 am

    oh nins, after the the flu scare, I am being selfish by taking really great care of myself….

  • 11. shasha  |  January 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    it is essential to take care of ourselves first so that we can take good care of our loved ones and be cheerful for them. never an easy thing to do, but we must try.

    i also think it’s good for the child too to be a bit more independant and spend some alone time with other family members i.e grandparents etc

    momster hubby’s comment is so sweet! you’re one lucky girl nins! take care and hope to catch up soon.. x

  • 12. noordinarymomster  |  January 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    u should, especially before the baby comes! 🙂

    agreed! i know being a stay-at-home-mum has its own pros and cons too, especially with 2 kids now… not easy, for sure!

    but i see you are coping very, very well and looking good as always… i envy you for that! 😉

  • 13. shasha  |  January 20, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    well, perhaps you should come over around 4.30pm when i take the 2 out for fresh air – all sweaty, hoping rania doesn’t cry and attending to imran’s too many questions! then rush back for imran’s dinner and then bath and bed time for both. can you imagine? by 7pm i just lie down on the couch recuperating from what seems like a marathon.. and def not looking so good!

  • 14. sharax  |  January 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    ye ker? suppose kene wat camtu gak la then…


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