Post # 1
So, it’s a long weekend for us this weekend. Monday off! woop woop!
I fully expected to have my daughter (who is almost 2) home with me on Monday.
Then my awesome babysitter drops me a facebook message: “hey! seeing that you just moved into your house, it would be no problem if you wanted to have Audrina come to daycare Monday as normal.”
I will admit, the thought of having a day alone, by myself, is sickingly appealing. lol
But then, as fast as I felt excited to have “me-time,” I felt terribly guilty. How could I not want to spend the day with my daughter!?
Oh god, these feelings of guilt that come along with parenthood SUCK. I can’t remember the last time I had a day all to myself. Even when I was on vacation two weeks ago, I spent the entire week with my DD.
(I know I am now sounding like I hate spending time with my daughter, but I seriously love that little goof-ball to bits!!).
Mama Bees: do you get these guilty feelings???I have such a hard time taking time for myself. Even when I leave DD home with DH while I go run errands or go to yoga, I feel like I need to rush back to be with her…
Post # 3
I have not had a full day to myself in YEARS. I honestly don’t know what I would do with myself- so I get what you are saying. We also had vacation 2 weeks ago and when people asked how my vacation was I said- “well, a vacation with a 2 year old is not much of a vacation”
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Yep, Mommy guilt is the devil. I get twinges even now, and mine is a teenager. But it’s in your best interest to let go of the guilt and take care of yourself. Even if all you do is lounge on the couch all day in peace and quiet, it’s worth whatever guilt you may feel.
Post # 5
I took the day to myself..and it was wonderful. We just moved into a new house, I took the day to get more organized…made soup, cheesecake..actually sat down and watched something other than cartoons!
I feel like a new person. Seriously.
Post # 6
@urchin: Good for you! DD is only 16 weeks and I still try to make it a point to have a teensy bit of “me” time every now and then. I feel like I can give more of myself if I recharge my batteries, so there’s more of me to give, ya know?