Do you get a chance to get time alone?
In my house it’s rare! I can’t even go to the bathroom without being followed and watched. If I close the door then my daughter knocks, sticks her hands under the crack, and calls for me. If I leave the room she is right behind me. I just can’t seem to get away from her. I am thrilled when nap time and bed time come around because that means a few hours to myself. To clean in peace, work on my blog, or do anything I have been wanting to do without having to worry about what she is doing.
My husband is the sole provider in our house and with that comes long hours at work. All of our family is back in California and we don’t know many people here, so that means, I don’t really get a chance to be alone. When we were in California I could leave the kids with my mom or another family member for awhile and get a little quiet time, Oh how I miss the days! (Let me just say I do love Colorado, but I also miss having people I know around.)
When my husband does have an afternoon off or day off I am thrilled. I can run to the store ALONE or go get a mani pedi in silence. Now that I have met a few people here via a play group, I am hoping I can get out and have adult time. I miss having an adult conversation. Something other then toys, crying, and yo gabba gabba! I find myself missing work more and more lately too. When I worked I had co-workers to talk to, patients to deal with, and other various tasks that gave me ways to socialize. As stressful as work can be, it was still a break away from home. Now that I am home, I don’t get that break anymore. It’s funny the things you take for granted.
(I am grateful for everything my husband does for our family and that I can be a stay at home mom.)
I am sure most of you can relate. What are some ways that you get alone time?