Asalaam Alaikum/Hi All!
So today I have a slight cold and feeling a bit down in the dumps. My sister could tell I was a bit upset on the phone and she came round. She took munchkin out shopping and I think they are now at my parents house.
To be honest I breathed a sigh of relief. A bit of time to myself to rest and do nothing, as I got all the cooking and some cleaning done first thing in the morning.
It has gotten me thinking about a comment I read before I went on my holidays. It was from another parent who basically said parents who crave ‘me time’ are selfish. That we gave up our right to ‘me time’ when we had children.
So if we want ‘me time’ we shouldn’t have children?
So if we have children we can kiss our lives goodbye and it is ALL about the kids?
Don’t get me wrong, my priority is my munchkin. My life does revolve around her.
However I also love it when she goes to bed and my hubby is also snoring away and I have a bit of ‘me time’. Granted, I do not do much, usually just read or watch a bit of TV or surf the net, but this time relaxes me.
Recently I went on a blogging event which you can read about here. It was the first time ever since being married and having munchkin, that I had got away in the evening. And I loved it. Munchkin didn’t miss me because she had her dad and I got some time to myself.
So what is wrong with mothers wanting a bit of ‘me time’ to pamper themselves? To get their hair or nails done without their kids hanging on, or to go out with their friends once in a while? Does that make them selfish?