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I feel guilty but I don't..should I?

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GingerCuddleMonster Wed 31-Dec-14 12:09:51

I was scheduled to work 8am till 4pm was offered the chance to cash in some holiday hours and finish early so I jumped at the chance, thought I would clean the house and sort my washing out whilst 20week old DS is in nursery, well....I've done none of it...I'm sat in my house eating chocolate fingers relaxing. I've done no house work or washing I'm just bumming about. I need to pick DS up at 4pm but I'm loving the silence and peace, I've managed to drink a cup of tea whilst it's still hot and eating my bodyweight in chocolate, I'm a bad person aren't I?

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Wed 31-Dec-14 12:12:06

No, you are normal. You should be at work officially, but are not. Might as well make the most of it. Enjoy

MinnieM1 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:12:59

Yes, I would've picked my son up. 5 months is very Young to be in nursery but I understand you have to work, but to leave him there so you can eat chocolate fingers in peace is ... Well a bit odd and a bit inexcusable IMO

slightlyworriednc Wed 31-Dec-14 12:15:54

Wow, Minnie!!

Elliemayclampett Wed 31-Dec-14 12:16:59

I'd stick a load in the washing machine so I felt like I was doing something and put the kettle back on, find something to watch on telly and put my feet up with the rest of the biscuits. Enjoy your break!

Gatehouse77 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:17:36

Pah! To Minnie M1 - everyone needs/deserves a break sometimes.

Kick back and enjoy!

LadyLuck10 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:17:44

If you are planning to do nothing then you should pick him up a bit early. He's 5 months. Poor baby.

Blackout234 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:17:57

Minnie i hope thats a joke. Everyones entitled to a break. She got half a day off work so wants to relax, Sheesh. Life must be fun for you!

backwardpossom Wed 31-Dec-14 12:18:19

Minnie is obviously joking. hmm Do not feel guilty, you needed some R&R time and you took it. Good for you smile

FunkyBoldRibena Wed 31-Dec-14 12:18:29

No - enjoy every minute!

Blackout234 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:18:36

Poor baby!? He's in nursery, Not a burning building!

whois Wed 31-Dec-14 12:18:54

Maybe the baby likes nursery OP?

whois Wed 31-Dec-14 12:19:03

Minns. Not OP.

whois Wed 31-Dec-14 12:19:26

ARGH stupid auto correct! Minnie. Not Minns. Not OP!

GingerCuddleMonster Wed 31-Dec-14 12:20:00

I was thinking along the lines of being unreasonable haven't not cleaned not leaving DS in nursery, he was staying there regardless of what I decided to do I've paid for it, he is fine and probably getting more attention and cuddles than he would with me at home attempting to clean around him blush

iklboo Wed 31-Dec-14 12:20:02

You normally work, you have a small child and run a house. Bloody right you get to have some time to yourself to relax, recharge & unwind occasionally.

BlackDaisies Wed 31-Dec-14 12:20:38

Oh that sounds perfect! Everyone needs a break. But I agree I'd stick a wash on and run the Hoover over the middle of the floors for 5 mins. So you can pretend you used the time wisely.

PrincessOfChina Wed 31-Dec-14 12:20:40

I do the same thing. Admittedly DD is older now but I do feel taking some time for yourself is important.

I would try and do something with the house though. Things take much less time when there are no children around.

GERTgert06 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:21:14

No, you are not a bad person. Mums get little chance to chill out. Make the most of it. Have another biscuit. smile

Babiecakes11 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:22:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

temporarilyjerry Wed 31-Dec-14 12:22:22

He's 5 months old. He doesn't know you're not at work.


However, YABU to have chocolate fingers in the house this long after Christmas.

temporarilyjerry Wed 31-Dec-14 12:23:50

Wow, this thread is moving fast or I'm very slow at typing.

WiggleGinger Wed 31-Dec-14 12:24:47

Time for you is hard to come by when you have kids x

BitOutOfPractice Wed 31-Dec-14 12:25:13

YABU if you are not sucking the coffee up through the chocolate finger

Other than that it's fine and dandy


charlie0123 Wed 31-Dec-14 12:25:30

That's it Minnie and lady - pile on the guilt. Nice one! Enjoy your break op.

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