Said every parent EVER! Me time is so so important when you’re a parent. Especially for your mental health.
As lovely as it is to have the pleasure to be at home watching our daughter grow I cannot help but resent James for escaping daily. I’m sure he would much rather be at home but he has set working hours, a lunch break and plenty of toilet breaks. Never mind the salary too!
Just sometimes I would like to paint my nails and let them dry. Shower and be completely dry before getting clothed. Savour the taste of food. Or just remember who I am, Amy.
Yet if someone (not just any ol’ person FYI) offers to look after Little whilst I go out or paint my nails, I feel obliged to turn them down. I feel like it’s my job to do everything for her, I’m her parent. It shouldn’t be left for someone else to do.
I have this fear that she won’t settle for anyone else or take her milk. What if she cries the whole time? I think I have left her for a maximum of one hour and that was tough. Am I being a complete worry wart or is this perfectly normal?
As much as I would love to do all of the above – I am of the thinking that Little needs me more than I need perfectly painted nails. I don’t just want to get bogged down on just surviving the day instead of living it but I also don’t want to miss a thing!
I’m sure I am not the only parent to have felt like this. What is your one must for me time?