Friday, April 23, 2010

They Just Don’t Get It

People are funny.

I was talking to a woman a few weeks back. We were chatting about a hairdresser she found who offers a great cut at a reasonable price. I mentioned I needed to go to that hairdresser but it wouldn’t work as the hairdresser – and the haircut – would cut into the limited amount of time I had with my son.

The woman gave me a seriously look and in a serious voice told me I had the right to have some me time.

I smiled and tried to explain to her that I do have ‘me time’ but gave it up for a lost cause.

Some people just don’t get it.

I have lots of me time.

I have me time in the hour it takes to get to the office and the hour it takes to get back to my little guy. I have the hours between when he goes to bed at 7 p.m. and I go to bed around 9ish.

I am not one of those people who feel they have lost themselves in becoming a mother.

In fact, a mom is what I have been waiting to become for a long time.

And since I have to go to work, and allow some other woman to raise my child, I will not lose what precious little time I have with my son doing anything other than be his ‘mumm-eee’.


Christina Lee said...

Yep, I feel you!

Danielle said...

I love this. I totally understand. I HATE having to go to the office. I just want to be around my daughter. Period. I am a mom, and don't feel me time is necessary every day, week, etc. Like you said... I have ME time when I put the little one to bed.

Julie said...

I absolutely agree with you! My hair appointments are made for 7:00 and the kids are in bed right around then. I used that 2-3 hours at night to get my stuff done. It's when I knit, have appointments and go off with friends.

Jessica said...

Yes! I know! I like to say motherhood is one big ball of guilt and working or not is always a struggle because you always feel like the grass is greener!

Debbie said...

I so understand. I loved every minute (well, almost!) with my kids and didn't really feel that need to be away from them. Good for you!

Sara said...

I think it's different for everyone, and when someone needs a day or two to themselves to recuperate, they assume the same for others.

Glad you have your "Me Time" all set!