Mom Needs a Time Out
Sometimes a mom just needs a break! All moms but ESPECIALLY stay at home moms. Yes, I love my job as a mother. It’s all I ever wanted to do in life but it can be an extremely overwhelming CONSTANT. With very little alone time and a lot of wondering if you are doing things right. I put my kids in time out and sometimes am a little jealous that THEY are getting the time out! haha!
It gets overwhelming at times when day in and day out I can’t even go to the bathroom without a knock on the door or worse, an intruder!
You have been there, haven’t you?
I think every time I get ready in the morning, I have at least one person in the bathroom with me as I apply my makeup, brush my teeth and fix my hair. When I DO shut the door, it isn’t long before I hear a knock.
Mom, you in there? Mom, what are you doing? Hey mom, are you almost done? Mom, can I come in? When I ask if they need something the response is normally “No, I was just wanting to come in”.
There are even times when I will be in the shower and my husband will be in the kitchen but they STILL call ME to come help them with something IN the kitchen!
I am glad my children love me and love time with me but, you know, sometimes mom just needs 5 minutes to decompress…. a break from hearing my special name (Mom) over and over LITERALLY all day long!
What do you do for a few minutes to yourself? I asked a few of my friends and here were their answers.
Free or Cheap Ideas For Moms Needing a Time Out
- Spend time reading alone in the bedroom
- Downtown window shopping
- Barnes & Noble to read/browse WITH coffee
- Walk around Hobby Lobby, Marshalls or Target
- Lay on the floor with feet up, headphones in while listening to music
- Find a place in town to just sit with my thoughts
- A bath with a good book, bath bomb and a candle
- Drive around and sing my heart out
- Knit, crochet or crafts
- Walk the dog
- Reading a book on the Kindle
- Thrift store shopping
- Working on projects
- Scrolling on social media
- Meet friends for coffee
- Watch TV
- Go to the library
- Listening to music
- Video games