Needing a Break!!

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
August 7, 2008 9:40pm CST
Is it bad to need a break? I mean I am just at the point were I need one day, or even a few hours to have some me time. I love my daughter dearly...it's just I haven't had a day off from her in 7 months. No really... i have her everyday..constantly. My fiance works many hours so by the time he gets home he is ready for bed. I've been raised that mothers never have a break, no matter what if your sick or anything. You are mommy 24/7 no days off. So am I a bad mother because I say I need a break? What do you do when you take a break?
3 responses
• United States
9 Aug 08
You are not a bad mom for wanting a break! Do you have family close to you? I would ask a family member or someone you really trust that could watch your daughter. Im a single mom with a 3 & 4 year old & i have days that i call my mom & tell her im stressed & that i need a break. When my girls are fighting & im feeling over whelmed I ask them do you want a happy mommy or a sad mommy? They say happy mommy then i say good play nicely and you will have a happy mommy.
• United States
8 Aug 08
No at all deary. We all need a little alone time/break/time out...call it wahat you will. We need a little time to clear our heads and revamp our dreams/goals and whatnot. Never think you are a bad mother because you are little burnt out...it happens to all of us!
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
im not a mommy yet but i understand how you feel. i used to live with my 3 y.o niece and 11 month old nephew whom i loved so dearly ( they dont have their mom anymore). I also worked as a school-based Occupational Therapist (dealing mostly with special kids)....sometimes, i feel like being with kids at work & at home stresses me out. you are not a bad mother. and you deserve a long overdue break. find a trustworthy nanny and pamper yourself. go to a spa, get a full body massage, have your hair done and a go shopping with a friend. ( thats what i do) do that at least once a month. remember, when you take care of urself, u can take care of ur loveones better.