Why does a mom need some “me” time?
If someone will say that being a full time mom is “not a job”, I will punch that someone in the face! Ok, I won’t do that because I’m not really a violent person, but I will probably just give that person a mean death stare. My point is, it’s not a really nice thing to say to a mom, not to mention a tired mom.
“But she stays at home all day, why is she tired?”
Seriously, don’t say this to a stay-at-home mom. Being a mom is a job! It requires a set of special skills. Raising kids while managing the house and keeping everything in order is no easy feat. I mean, it’s not easy keeping everyone alive!
I have two daughters, with ages under 10, who don’t seem to understand the words “quiet” and “sit still”. They are constantly running and jumping and screaming! They like to shout “MAMAAAAAAAAAA!” at the same time. It really makes me bonkers. Ah, they are just darlings!
They also rarely keep their clothes clean, which means doing the laundry is not a walk in the park. Luckily, there are some useful hacks to remove different stains from clothes.
I only have two kids and I am already exhausted. I can only imagine how those who have three or more kids feel. I don’t know how you manage it, but kudos to you!
Spending the day tending your family, being alert and vigilant at all times, multitasking, less sleep— these are just some of the reasons why moms are always tired.
It can be stressful sometimes.
Well, most times…when the baby won’t stop crying after you’ve tried everything, or when they refuse to eat after you have labored for hours in the kitchen. Or when they peed on the sheets that you have just changed. Or when you specifically told your kids not to run because the floor is wet and they might slip but they run anyways and then they slip, and you’re all, “I told you so! Why don’t you ever listen to me?” You get the point.
Hey, a mom is a human, too…
If moms didn’t get some time off, I fear for their sanity. Even the Lord rested on the seventh day.
Having some “me” time, even for just a few hours, will help calm your nerves and replenish your energy. It will make you feel good! If you feel good, everyone around you will feel good. Same thing if you’re stressed, everybody will feel stressed, too.
I like taking time offs because it refreshes me and it makes me feel like I’m ready to tackle anything. It also helps keep me sane. I think it is important to love and take care of yourself first so you can take care of your family better.