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Am I a bad mom?

I know this may sound really bad but I feel I need a break from my kids. I have 3 children and they're all 5 years old (triplets). They are always running around, or screaming, or fighting, or messing up the house.. It never ends. Am I a bad mom for feeling I need to get away for 3-4 days? I need a vacation. Actually, not even a vacation, just a child-free couple of days. I'm going crazy here!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on May. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (16)
  • OMG You poor thing! I couldn't picture 3 all the same age. Your are NOT a bad mom. You are a burnt out mom!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Not a bad mom at all! Sounds like you deserve a little vacation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Of course you're not a bad mom! I only have ONE 5-year-old and it's tiring, I can't imagine having 3 at the same time!! You SHOULD get a couple of days off.

    Answer by pipermomofash at 10:13 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • You are not a bad mom :-)

    Answer by babycakes254 at 10:13 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • You are a bad mom if you don't make time for yourself to get away. It's time for a vacation! Seriously, what are you waiting for?

    Answer by lowencope at 10:14 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • nope, every body needs a break even if its just time to shower & shave your legs. Call someone you trust & leave!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 10:16 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • I hope not because I feel the same way sometimes. Mostly I get scared and try to compare my kids with others' whom don't seem to fight and name call like mine do :( I don;t think you are a "bad mom" for not getting away (i can't) but certainly time away even a night, gives mommy more to share with the kids when she returns refreshed.

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:18 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • GET AWAY! take a break, it always makes you appreciate what you have all the more. Good Luck!

    Answer by smilelovesmile at 10:33 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Not at all, we all need it and should get it from time to time.....

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:38 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • I take a 3 day trip by myself to see my bff once a year at least, twice if I can! We all need a break!

    Answer by Casarah13 at 10:56 PM on May. 28, 2010

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