Me time???

Theresa - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a 13 year old who has some learning disabilitie a 10 year old who has ADHD and an 18 month old who is very clever and an enegizer bunny in the making. How do you make me time without feeling guilty knowing that all 3 of your girls need you all the time. I am so busy with the toddler, chasing her and teaching her. The 10 year old keeps me just as busy and that is with using meds. I know my eldest feels left out and I'm feeling tired, worn out, lost and guilty all at the same time.

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Lydia - posted on 08/28/2009

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I know that is hard for me , but for you is 3 times harder. Sometimes me time could be the end of your day or the beginning...If the girls have a specific time they wake up try to get up 30minutes before....You up a yoga tape and try it, you can just sit with a cup of tea and a book or your local newspaper. If it is better after the babies go to bed try a bath or reading in a quiet room of the house. Anything that makes you feel relax.

Nicole - posted on 08/28/2009

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same problem here but my 3 are 8,3,and 2 and my 8 yr girl has adhd and my 3 yr old son has sensitivity and breathing issues.. which leaves my little 2 yr boy to be in mischief mode whenever his eyes are open it seems lol. I think this is just a neverending problem for moms with multiple children and 24-7 there with them.... i go to karioke on sundays and escape for a bit sometimes i feel quilty but for the most part being able to breathe is a blessing!

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009

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you got a lot on your plate.. i agree with crystal when the hubby is home and i need to run to the store i go by myself, but he's hardley ever home so my me time is whhen my kid is in bed, thats wheni watch what i want or read, or chat online like i am now! i hope you find something.

Cheryl - posted on 08/27/2009

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Hi Theresa, wow, I am tired just reading your post. They say the easiest job in the world is to raise other people's children. I want you to feel encouraged. Being a mom feels hard because it is hard. Things that are easier said than done: get good sleep, eat good food, tag team w/hubby, choose a "quiet time" and stick to it even if you think you don't need it on that day to train the kids into the routine of it (3 to 3:30 is good for me), ask for help, ask for help, ask for help and pursue your faith through prayer and daily reading--feeling at peace from the inside may calm the hectic on the outside. Three beautiful daughters...sweet!

Crystal - posted on 08/27/2009

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You have to know that they will be fine for an hour or two without you. I always come home expecting the house to be on fire but they seem to manage. Doing something just for yourself is how you recharge your batteries. Just driving to the store and picking something up by myself gives me a chance to collect my thoughts and I am a much saner person when I get back. Not exactly sane but saner. I am home with two toddlers and every couple of weeks I try to go see a friend, hang out and have grown up time. If I can't swing it and am going crazy I go outside for twenty minutes after my husband gets home. The better that you take care of yourself the better you can take care of everyone else.

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