Yes, I know that sounds so horrible! I feel so guilty even thinking or sharing this with you. I am a SAHM and have an 8 month old and a 22 month old. Life gets so stressful with 2 under 2 and I am ALWAYS with them. As soon as my DH comes home from work, I want to jump into my truck and just drive to clear my head ALONE. He doesnt understand why I do this and says we ALL have to go places together as a family. And I tell him, I just need to go to the store ALONE just to breathe and get a break from the kids. And he says NO. We ALL go together. We have had many arguements about this. He doesnt understand why I need to be by myself for a FEW minutes. It rejuvenates me and makes me a better mom, I promise.
I know I might be the only one who feels this way. The need to take a break from their kids, but am I wrong in feeling this way? If so, how do other SAHM cope? I need some coping tips?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
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Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:26 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
You are not wrong. A 10 minute trip to the store alone is like a day at the spa to me. I love my daughter but sometimes I need a time out. Don't feel guilty about needing some you time. If your husband won't let you have me time, get a family member or friend to watch your kids for a hour if possible. Then do something by yourself, you'll feel so much better. Good luck.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 11:40 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
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