Moms - Do you get social time away from the kids?
I'm a mom of 2: my energetic 4 yr old boy and my sweet 3 week old little girl. I had a pretty rough pregnancy this last time, so I haven't been out with friends since my 5th month of pregnancy. I'm not planning on leaving anytime soon because I'm pretty busy with my kids, but I unfortunately can't shake this restless cabin fever. I love my kiddos dearly, but I miss talking with adults! I'm really thankful I get the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mama right now, but I am craving some social interaction that doesn't involve legos or baby talk! So I'm curious, when did you all start getting some time away from the kids? How often do you get "me" time? My mother and I have differing views on what's appropriate...she doesn't think any time away from the kids is appropriate, they should go where YOU go. She feels the only time a mom should get is a 15 minute shower or maybe a trip to the grocery store. If you take time from your kids you're a selfish, immature person. I personally don't agree with this view at all; I think happy women make better mothers, and a little time away from your kids can make you appreciate your time WITH them even more. Of course there needs to be a balance, but I feel like a guilty mom if I take time away (probably due to the Catholic guilt my mom has bestowed upon me...awesome). I'm not here to judge, but I want to know how others feel on the subject. Thanks!