Every mom out there needs some “mommy time”, as in “this is mommy’s time now, please go play somewhere else and keep it down”. But do we get it, rarely if at all. I can’t speak for you married mommies or those with partners or other live-in type help, but for me and most of the single moms I know the time we have to ourselves is precious and happens very rarely.
Why is it so hard to get some time to ourselves? Even when my kids are with their dad for the weekend half of my “me time” is spent cleaning, dealing with that ever present laundry pile (be it washing, folding or putting it away), shopping for things my boys need, or getting things ready for the following week. Of course I could just say f**k this and let it all slide, but trust me that would make my week much more crazy, long and stressful so it is just not worth skipping getting all these chores out of the way.
For now I’ll be happy if I can just go to the bathroom for a moment without someone yelling “MOMMY!!!“. Really guys, is it that hard to give mommy a minute or 2 to herself? And why is it that you guys can be quiet and well behaved for a long period of time, but the moment my butt touches that toilet seat you start fighting and/or calling for me? And on a similar note… why is it that you need mommy the moment she starts talking on the phone to someone?
So I sit here with my fingers crossed that this will be the week I will get an hour to myself to just sit and rest, and by sitting and resting I mean before 10 or 11 pm when I get to start to unwind from my day. So please wish me and all the other single mom’s out there that this will be our week to finally get some mommy time!