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I'd say a good 70% of the time I enjoy being a stay at home mom. Being able to spend so much time with Nolan means the world to me, and I generally don't ever feel the need to get away from him.
But, in order to keep my sanity during the week, I depend on weekends being family time. A time for Brian and I both to take care of Nolan, so that I can get some adult interaction and not just spend more time by myself with the baby.

Unfortunately, Brian wants to spend every Saturday working on remodeling the dining room. At first he told me it would just be 4 hours each Saturday, now he's saying that he'll be working for 8 hours this coming Saturday.
I feel extremely selfish for feeling like this, because I really do think it's great that he's productive and wants to better our home, but I just want to scream at the idea of spending another 8 hour day alone with Nolan.


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Jan. 14th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
if you want to come over some time (even during the week, although its crazy here.. laurel's room is still safe) we can hang out, it wouldnt be any less taxing as far as child care, but it could be adult interaction. ...

i know exactly how you feel, with looking forward to weekends and help with childcare..
but i probably want to escape my girls at least 30% of the time... I am a selfish, want time for myself, type jerk.

Jan. 21st, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I know you guys are super busy with exciting things right now, but we should get together one day. Maybe get Annie and Tuck to come hang out too.
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Talk to him about it. As a guy, I know I'd appreciate that as sometimes I operate with blinders on.
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, I understand this completely.

Jan. 15th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I was very fortunate that I got to work from home and spend my time with both of my kids when they were little. BUT....I knew that I had to get out and be with other people or I would not be able to keep it up and do a good job of it. You HAVE to make time for yourself and Brian ALONE. Even if it means dropping Nolan off at a sitter and getting a good bottle of wine and working on the dining room together. You are not being selfish or being a bad Mom by doing it. It is hard at first but healthy. It also gives Nolan a new look at being around others and learning different things. :)
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