My husband is at work all day and I take care of the baby and preschooler. My baby is almost 8 months old now and I haven't had "me" time in over 8 months now. The only time I get to clean (which I don't accomplish much in one hour) or have one on one time with my older son is when baby is napping. Then when DH gets home he doesn't want me to dump the kids on him right away, he needs time to relax and unwind. I make dinner and DH plays with the kids after dinner while I try to clean again. Then we get the kids to sleep and we go to sleep. The only "me" time I get is a shower and even at that DH almost always tells me to "hurry up" so A) he isn't alone with the kids for too long and B) we can have some "couple" time before falling asleep.
I hear other moms talking about their time to exercise, or get their hair and nails done, or do a hobby, etc. I never get that time, the only way I'm on CM now is because they are asleep.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:52 AM on Jun. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by ours at 6:26 AM on Jun. 24, 2009
Other than when the kids are asleep, like now, or in the shower then I don't get any regular me time. So I savor the moments that I do get. But if I really needed some time then hubby would take the kids. He's really good with them. You might need to talk to your hubby about it. Maybe he's just nervous being alone with them. Tell him how your feeling.
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