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To be sat in the car outside,

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mrsrvc Sat 06-Apr-13 18:37:27

While Dh does the bath. I've just popped to Sainsburys to pick up the stuff he forgot earlier, and frankly after a day of house work, a week of ill toddler and manic work deadlines, I feel the need for 5mins peace. Even if its sat looking at mums net in the car outside while he desks with the daily meltdown of ds and dd. AIBU?

cocolepew Sat 06-Apr-13 18:38:13

Definitely not being unreasonable. Have you got snacks?

YouTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 18:38:32

Sounds fair.

Has your dh had a 5 minute break?

mrsrvc Sat 06-Apr-13 18:40:55

Dh has had a number of breaks and did no cleaning. (Infact trashed the kitchen after I'd scrubbed it). No snacks sadly. Might have to go in soon and give dd the boob. Half of me thinks he'll be waiting for me with them both infront of the TV!

BriansBrain Sat 06-Apr-13 18:41:01

Sounds reasonable to me.

YouTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 18:42:37

Go in. Give dd a feed and then go out again for an hour or two.

Purpleknickers Sat 06-Apr-13 18:43:18

Absolutely NBU 5 mins? I'd make it 15 at least

SaltaKatten Sat 06-Apr-13 18:44:18

Maybe get some nice chocolate as well.

grants1000 Sat 06-Apr-13 18:44:31

If I were you I'd drive to the nearest pub and have a (soft) drink. Get a paper and fine and quiet corner for 30 mins minimum.

I used to do just this when mine were very little and DH workde away M-T I would just leave the house for an hour or or so just get them out of my head and unravel my brain - I came back a much happier girl. Sometimes I would sit in the service station car park with Hello or OK! and read in peace in the car with classic FM on with a Costa or M&S fresh lemonade, bliss

uncongenial Sat 06-Apr-13 18:44:59

Agree with Purple, 5 minutes doesn't seem long enough.

HelloBear Sat 06-Apr-13 18:47:38

NU at all, done the exact thing myself a number of times, even better if radio4 has a play/book on. I think my neighbours think I'm a loon.


floatyflo Sat 06-Apr-13 18:50:44

HEE HEE! I like this thread grin

You're all giving me ideas.

UnChartered Sat 06-Apr-13 18:51:11

is there a cafe open in the supermarket? a nice quiet cuppa with your phone and MN wink

thebody Sat 06-Apr-13 18:54:21

Have a glass at the local. You can have one even on boob.

Of course u deserve mum time.

thebody Sat 06-Apr-13 18:57:39

Have a glass at the local. You can have one even on boob.

Of course u deserve mum time.

HelloBear Sat 06-Apr-13 18:59:45

I have this mental image of women across the country sat in cars relaxing mnetting and harassed partners doing bedtime smile

floatyflo Sat 06-Apr-13 19:00:28

thebody Looks like you've had a glass or five already. Typing in double grin

mrsrvc Sun 07-Apr-13 07:45:08

I stayed for 20 mins. Was bliss!

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