I would like three straight days of no responsibilities, nobody to discipline, nobody to bathe, nobody to feed, nobody to ask me “why.” I love my kids, I do, but I would like to sleep in, eat when I want, take care of myself and no one else. I relish the thought of watching something other than Sprout, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. I don’t want to worry about whether the dog was fed or watered. I’d like to not wash clothes, sweep the floor or wipe an ass.
Is this too much to ask? Please tell me why, when a SAHM asks for a day or few off, people say, you just want to get away from your kids and they say it like its a bad thing. YES, yes I do want some time off. I’m thankful to be a SAHM and be able to mother my children 24/7, but I get tired and I need my batteries recharged. I need to have adult conversations and personal freedom. I need NEED to pee alone.