Do those really exist? Alone time for a mother is important and rare.
I’m a mother of a 6 year young son and a 13 year young daughter. I love being a mother, don’t get me wrong but I also love to have a little “me time“. Being a single mother, I cherish those times.
When do we really have those times? The only times I really have those is when I’m taking a shower and I have to lock the door or when I’m sleeping. Even when I’m sleeping, I’m really not alone because my son sleeps in my room most of the times. I know I’m not alone in that.
We all know, for some reason when we want to get on the phone and chat with our friends, it’s like an emergency flare goes in the air and the kids come running to you with a hundred questions.
Sometimes we just need that 15-30 minute break for just ourselves. Light a candle and relax.
I have a stereo in my bathroom so I can jam out in the shower and no one will see.
In this day in age, we are always on the go and with kids, we are even more on the go. Places to go, people to see, their friend’s birthday parties, sports, games, shopping, etc.
So those little 15-30 minute breaks are just what I look forward too in the evenings when I just want to relax or go dancing in the shower and pretend that I can sing good. 🙂
Another way I can get alone time is when I’m doing laundry or cleaning the kitchen. We all know that our children run for the hills when we ask if they would want to help folding clothes or wash the dishes.
I don’t even get to handle my business in the bathroom without my kids coming in and trying to strike up a conversation. What they need to do is strike a match, if you know what I mean.
Does this happen to anyone else?
Have you found other ways to have “me time“?
If you have other ways, please comment below.
How do you spend your “Mommy alone time“?