I'm going crazy!

Rachael - posted on 08/31/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 4 kids are driving me crazy! I need a nap and some peace and quiet. I love them but i need a break. My 8 yr old is bi polar and I have a 17 month old that acts just like him (just wild). My husband takes them for about an hour a week (like to the park) but it doesn't seem like enough. Any recommendations that have helped y'all???????

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Gena - posted on 09/01/2013

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Can you ask your husband to take care of the kids every day for atleast 30min? That he takes the responsebilty in that time so that you can go lie down,watch tv,read abit or just do anything you feel like doing so that you can relax. 30min arent alot but it helps to just "reset". My hubby looks after our son when he comes back from work, he plays with him and gives him a bath so i can relax for a while.And i also find the time our son spends with his daddy important because daddy works during the day so thats their time to bond.

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Karman - posted on 09/01/2013

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It certainly sounds like you need relief!!! I find that so often when we are focused on giving everything to our children, we lose sight of focusing on ourselves. From my personal experience, I feel like I am going crazy when I have not made enough time for me - not, now I have time so I can clean up; not, now I have time so I can cook- no, no, no--- I am talking about now I have time so I am going to do what makes me feel good. Each person is different so I suggest making a list of the things you love to do; the things that bring you joy. Then when you have time to yourself go to your list and decide what you can do for yourself given the time you have. Then you can make the most out of your "me time." Every moment for yourself counts! I hope this helps! :-)

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