mothers day off

June 6, 2007 9:05am CST
i have been a mother for 16 years - please tell me do mothers ever have a day off? maybe i blinked and missed it.......
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10 responses
@carolscash (9501)
• United States
6 Jun 07
No, I have been a mother for 16 years also and you never get a day off! There is always some way that the kids effect your day. You will not get a day off from being mom ever again! You are in a very low paid, but highly rewarded job that requires you to work 24/7 and yet, you will never earn overtime or get the chance to take a day off or have any spare time. There is always work to be done, advice to be given or something.
@patgalca (14301)
• Orangeville, Ontario
6 Jun 07
Low paying job? How 'bout NO paying job!
• United States
6 Jun 07
I have 3 young children, the oldest being 6 years old. Every day they are a part of my life whether I am physically with them or not, but I do get days/time to myself. Yesterday, I went to the day spa for a facial, manicure and pedicure, all a gift from my husband and children. My husband understands that it is important for a mother to get time to care for herself and to relax. I am much happier when I get these times for myself and I am more productive and a better mother and wife because of it. If I ever have a son, I plan to raise him to see the importance of it as well, so his wife may also enjoy time off.
8 Jun 07
can i borrow your husband to train mine? although after 25 years together it may be a bit late to train him.
• United States
8 Jun 07
LOL- My husband did not actually come to me this way. A few years into our marriage he made a comment about not being a mind reader. he told me if I did not tell him what I needed, he would not know, even with heavy hints. I realized then, that even though we THINK they should just know we need a break, they are wired differently and need us to flat out tell them. I started telling him when I wanted to have time for me and he readily agreed to give it to me, especially after he saw how much more relaxed and happier I was the first time.
@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I guess I blinked and missed it too. My answer would have to be NO we dont get a day off. Not even mothers day I cleaned all day on mothers day. And my birthday is just another day too. Maybe when they go off to college we will get a day off?
8 Jun 07
is that a promise? i think i will be out working to save the money to keep them in college....
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I have figured out that days off for mothers are like unicorns....you hear about them, maybe dream about them but you never see them!
• United States
7 Jun 07
I take a "girls only" trip once a year with my friend. Last year we went to Chicago for 5 days. That is my "time off" so to speak. It is a refreshing break but by the time the trip is over I'm ready to get home to my family.
• United States
7 Jun 07
lol nope. It's a permanent full time job. My first daughter is only two months old and I already feel like I've aged 10 years. lol
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hi do yourself a big favor and tell the family you are going to enroll at you local Community College to take a course in whatever you enjoy doing but never had the time. Tell them that this will make you a better MOTHER because you will understand the outside world and will be able to cope with and answer their questions and concerns. It is your turn. Good luck MITZI
@patgalca (14301)
• Orangeville, Ontario
6 Jun 07
We all missed it because it doesn't exist. Our children are a part of us. They will never be away from our hearts so we will never stop being mothers. And even if we get what our husband's may call "a day off", we still have to come home to the mess they left behind because no one picks up the slack when you are gone. And again, they are always on our minds. We will always be wondering if everything is okay, if your child needs you. Though I added a comment to another post that it was a no-paying job, it does have its benefits but we sure as heck have to work hard for them. But in the end it is a joy. Still wouldn't mind getting paid though. ;)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Well I think we all blinked because I have been a mother for 23 yrs and I have never had a day off...My hubby takes naps all weekend long and sees nothing wrong with it. I get tired, I get sick but does it matter? Of course not, because WE DON'T GET A DAY OFF!!!
@wendee (359)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
LMAO! I must have blinked to! I have only been a mmother for almost 6 years, but with 5 little kids I definetly NEVER get a day off! Even when the kids are not here for some reason (which like NEVER happens LOL) I am still cleaning their messes, thinking about them in every way! LOL