At least once a night. Usually close to bedtime. By then I've had about all I can take for the day. Some days I can collect it all and carry on. I know I'm absolutely over my limit (and probably PMSing) when I'm about to say a few things I'm really going to regret to my husband and/or kids and then...then I just turn and leave the room and literally lock myself in my room for a couple of hours until I've de-stressed some. If not I will say something and then people get hurt and it's not pretty.
Most nights I go into my room anyway. As soon as my husband's home I'm in my room. Depending on when he gets home it could be until I have to cook dinner or for an hour or the rest of the night until I fall asleep. I'm a loner by nature and have noise sensitivities and the craziness of a husband, 5 kids and, sometimes, their friends around is way too overwhelming for me.
at 3:27 PM on Mar. 22, 2011