Shayna - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I know that it is always good to have time away from your kids and every parent needs it no matter what. I am not naive to that fact at all and i know even i need breaks. BUT. I just want to figure out if this is just me or if its an issue everywhere. It seems like my husband and I are the only couple we know that have our kids on the weekend. Maybe its because we are a younger couple (26 and 30) and most of our friends are young too. But every weekend we have nobody to hang out with because we have our kids and they don't. Alot of them have shared custody which i understand obviously, but another big percent give their children to their own parents EVERY weekend. I feel bitter about it all the time and jealous. I wish i didn't feel this way because i love my kids and i know they are my responsibility. I do love spending time with them but i just cant help wonder what it must be like to be able to *gasp* make plans and go out every weekend. i guess my question is do other people notice this, or is it just my friends? and if so how can i make myself stop feeling so jealous over it. p.s. havent had a full night to ourselves since our youngest was born and hes 20 months.