How do I get more me time?

Toni - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is nearly 3 years old and most of the time is absolutely wonderful. He rarely has temper tantrums.
My husband is a great father but works night shifts, so when he gets home he just wants to relax for a bit, then go to sleep.
I work mornings and it seems like the only time I get to myself, which really sucks coz its not really me time.
I love my family to bits, but sometimes Id just love to sit for an hour or 2 and not hear "MUMMY MUMMY MUMMY!"

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Donna - posted on 10/04/2011

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haha i know the feeling. have you thought of maybe daycare. I dont mean 5 days a week but maybe something where they are willng to do a respite day once a month

Charmine - posted on 10/04/2011

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I would see if there are any other families with children around your sons age. See if they would be willing to do play dates where you take turns on who has the kids, not only will this give you a break, but it will give the other mom or dad a break as well when you have their child.

Toni - posted on 10/01/2011

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My husbands days off are random. Sometimes itll be only 1 day off, sometimes its 2 in a row. When I am at work my husband does watch our son, but goes back to bed not long after I get home. And by keeping an eye on our son I mean he puts on a movie for our son ( usually SpongeBob SquarePants or The Fantastic Four cartoons) and naps on the couch.
I would ask family to watch him, but I live a 9 hour drive from my closest relative. It is a bit of a pain, but if you knew my mother you would understand, lol.
At least it wont be for too much longer. In under a year I can enrol my son into the local pre school.

Helen - posted on 10/01/2011

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I know this feeling, even though DH is around most of the time. DS1 now goes to nursery 3 afternoons a week, and it is a life saver!

Who looks after your son while you are working? would it be possible for them to have your son for a little bit longer sometimes? even if it's only once a week it'll give you some time to yourself.

Katherine - posted on 10/01/2011

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And you deserve it. You work 24/7. Tell hubby you need time once a week to yourself. Do you have family that can watch him?
I mean doesn't he have the weekends off? Kind of not fair IMO.

Michelle - posted on 10/01/2011

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Does your husband have any days off? I know he will be in night sift mode even on his days off but couldn't he get up a bit earlier and look after your son while you get out of the house on your own? Even if it's just taking your book down to the local park for an hour.

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