I never knew how precious this particular commodity is until I became mommyfied.
And I’m feeling so stripped of it now that it is the school holidays!!!
Help! I need space. S-P-A-C-E.
Oh yeah, I get “some”, here and there, but that’s NOT ENOUGH!
My dear speech delayed son has improved enough to want to chat incessantly. Yes I am thankful (thank you Lord) BUT… I need MY SPACE.
To curb cabin fever I’ve to schedule sporadic outings. Traveling and eating out with two young kids can be fun but unavoidably there are “those” times where it’s just nerve wrecking.
On quieter non-outing days… yes, my two kids can and do play with each other so I don’t have to play with them… but after 15 minutes or so, one of them will come looking (or shouting) for me. They need mommy’s help or something or just my attention.
Little Missy naps for 2-3 hours (God bless her!) BUT almost 5 year old Hubby-jr may or may not. Thankfully I’ve trained him to stay in his room for an hour (if he can’t nap, he can read his books).
BUT people, that’s all I’m getting – ONE hour. Out of 11 hours (yes, hubby’s away daily for that many hours).
Can you now understand my dire need for space? Yes, S-P-A-C-E!!!
Just when will the d*mn holidays be over?!!
“I can do this. I can stay sane. I’ve survived a week already. Late next week we’ll be off to visit my parents in Malaysia. Hang in there mommyfied. It’s only a few days more…deep breaths. Take deep breaths. I can do this… I can…”