I am taking a day off, but feel guilty about it...

Sharon Spencer - posted on 11/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello Moms- Today I decided that I was taking a day to myself. My son is 9 months old and I have done Everything with him up until now. My husband is not employed currently so he hasbeen home to help, but somehow that has not happened. If I break dowm and cry or start yelling he will be there, but otherwise-nothing. My whole brain is wired w/ taking care of Logan. Is he hungry, how is his diaper, do I need to hold/play with him, etc. 24/7...He is so worth it but I am so tired and feel sometimes like I am losing myself.

Today I am taking my two Labradors and a backpack and am going to walk into my woods. I feel bad to do this to my boys but I am going crazy here. Wish me luck...

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Claudia - posted on 11/02/2012

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I feel guilty and selfish when I do something for myself once a month, but once I'm there I feel great and once I get back home to my family I feel ready to tackle anything. Being a mommy is such a selfless job, and it is very easy to lose ourselves in it. But our children want to see us happy and full of life. We owe them that. Just see it as you doing it for your baby. Let us know how it goes!

Sharon Spencer - posted on 11/02/2012

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Thank you for your words. I am trying to breathe deep and just do it.

Claudia - posted on 11/02/2012

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A happy mama = a happy baby! Don't feel bad, it's healthy to take a day or even just a couple of hours for me time. We need to recharge, especially stay at home mamas who are in mommy mode 24/7. You'll feel so refreshed and glad you took time to yourself. Have fun and enjoy!

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