My 13 year old son told me I need to be more selfish. That I do to much for everyone, including him.

Tricia - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have been a stay at home Mom for the last 15 years and my family is my pride and joy. My happiness is their happiness. So how does one be selfish?

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Tricia - posted on 08/25/2009

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Thank you all. He is a great boy. I enjoy the heck out of him. Momma will raise a gentleman if it kills me.......

Alana - posted on 08/22/2009

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Quoting Cassey :

I must say I think you have raised a wonderful son to be able to tell his mother at 13 that she should be doing more for herself :) Well done to you.



my thoughts exactly!  Great job momma!

Tricia - posted on 08/21/2009

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what a great kid you got :) So take some time for yourself and let someone else pick up the slack for the day.

Cassey - posted on 08/21/2009

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I must say I think you have raised a wonderful son to be able to tell his mother at 13 that she should be doing more for herself :) Well done to you.

Janet - posted on 08/21/2009

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Take some time to pamper yourself. And it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Take a bath and give yourself a pedicure, manicure, or facial. Or if you can afford it book a time at a spa where they can do it for you. You should be able to do this sometimes. Even taking some time to do some hobbies you like. Your kids and I bet your husband do things they like, so why can't you. If you do things at home just make sure to tell your kids that you are having some me time and to go play by themselves and if they have questions ask Dad. You really should do something for yourself especially if your son is telling you to. It can be hard to think about yourself after all the time you spend taking care of others. But it is important and doesn't mean you're being selfish or that you are abandoning your family. You should be proud of yourself for being a stay at home Mom! Congrats to you! Celebrate it! I have only been doing it for just over a year and I hope I can do it for a long time to come as well.

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