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How often to get a break?

How often would it be good to take a complete break from your children? like just a couple of hrs to do something for youself.

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ChildGoddess

Asked by ChildGoddess at 9:42 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I only get a break when they go to bed
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • i think every mom deserves that at least once a week
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 9:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Everyday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I never did until they were all in school. It's just the sacrifice I made when they were small. Now they are all in school, and it's so nice, and sometimes I even feel guilty, but I feel I earned it being I was home 24/7 with them before they were school age...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • When they sleep and when go to work about 12-20 hours/week
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:51 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Aside from bedtime, because let's face it, we're wiped out by then, too, I would say once a week is completely reasonable.
    CrunchyCarol

    Answer by CrunchyCarol at 11:13 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • i only get a break when i work but than again when your off and have spare time ur thinking o let me spend some time with - - so i think a few hrs is needed but we as moms get in the car and say o i wonder if he - - - lol :)
    premiemom18

    Answer by premiemom18 at 12:58 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • i'd say once or every other week.... for me it's mostly when i run errands without him... most the time it's with him though... or when he is sleeping... but i'm okay with that... or even when i go to see my friend and he is off playing with his...
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 1:00 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • We have wonderful neighbors! We trade childcare, meals, the occasional adult beverage, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:08 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

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