As a stay at home mom, when do you make time for yourself

@meholl (510)
United States
September 18, 2007 11:16pm CST
and what do you do? Do you hire a babysitter and just leave the house, or is your me time confined to when all the kids are in bed or at school? I still have twins that are only in preschool j2 days a week for 2 1/2 each day. That doesn't really give me much me time at all, because it is so much easier to do the housework when no one else is home. I don't get my me time until all the kids are asleep, or when I get up earlier in the morning.
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@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Pretty much the only time I get to myself is in the shower. I insist on having that time to myself. Even so, my 5 year old will come in sometimes and just talk to me about absolutely random topics. Christmas, birthday, the moon. lol I also get alone time with my part time night job. I know its sad isn't it....lol
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Fun isn't it to take a shower with your kids in the bathroom having a talk with you. My kids always try to get in the shower with me, they are only 4. Occasionally, I give up my me time in the shower and give them a good head to toe scrub in the shower. Sometimes I feel like the only me time I really have is when I have to go to the bathroom. lol Even then, the twins are trying to get in to tell me a story or something.
@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
19 Sep 07
My five year old always tries to get in too. Sometimes I let her just because I know she likes to be a big girl like mommy. Usually I only take my 10 month old in when she isn't feeling well or has gas. As for the bathroom. It was just my 5 year old...now that my youngest is crawling...she comes after me too. She blocked me in the bathroom once. Sat against it. Luckily her sister was there to help her move...lol
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
lol, my kids lock me in the bathroom, because the door knobs come off sometimes. Then I have to search for something to get the latch open.
• United States
19 Sep 07
I am a sahm too. I have two boys 3 and 5. I usually wait till they are in bed or while there at school. My husband and I usually take them to my moms house on sat nights so we can have some time together.
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Lucky you, if I was to take my kids to their grandparents, we would be driving for 3 hours. lol. But that is a choice we made to move out of state. We are trying to get one of our family members to come down next month and spend a few days with the kids so that we can go hunting together. It is one of our favorite things to do, but because of the kids, it isn't something we get to do together very often. And hunting is kind of hard to do if you are loaded down with kids.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
That sounds like a great idea! It would be good for you and the hubby to have sometime alone without the kids. We all love our kids but sometimes we just need a break. I hope you can get someone to watch them for you. What are you going hunting for? Deer? I dont hunt but I love venison. We have a friend who hunts and whenever he gets a deer we get some steaks and hamburg. Its very yummy.
@meholl (510)
• United States
23 Sep 07
We will be hunting for deer this year, and elk later in the season. I love deer meat, and we still have elk meat from last year in the freezer. Boy I tell you, it sure help make the dollar go around when you aren't buying as much meat at the store. Thanks for the response
• United States
19 Sep 07
I to am a stay at home mom. And I'm so glad when school starts. I have a 8 year old handycaped daughter, and a 10 year old daughter and they can drive me up a wall. But I wouldent trade them for anything. They go to there dads every other weekend so I get a break. The go to bed about 8 oclock and I get a little time by myself or with my husband. Some times Grandma will take them. Thats a hard question. I would like to know when you can answer it. LOL
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
School is a blessing when the kids are old enough to go. I still have 2 that only go to preschool for 5 hours a week. They wish they could go everyday, and so do I. Get so much more housework done when they are at preschool. Sometimes I think divorce would be worth it if I knew I could have a day or two to myself, but I love my hubby to much to divorce him
• United States
30 Sep 07
Once your in love the family seems to fall into place. Its hard at times not having time by yourself or the spouse but just remember no matter how hard it gets look at the situation in a positive matter. You may not get the time you want for yourself but a better reward of being part ot the situation of family life when you look back.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
Time for myself is when I sit and work on the computer, take a shower, and go to bed. Before I had a househelp, time for working on the computer was very limited. Even when both my teenager and pre-teen have all gone to school, my four-year-old still needs my constant attention. The only time I had was when all the kids were finally in bed. Now, things have changed. I have more time for work since I already have the help that I need. See the post I wrote about this in http://www.paulynramirez.com/improvements-in-the-family/