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To find weekends really overwhelming?

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EIsbethTascioni Sun 29-Jan-17 20:25:46

I'm quite introverted and need a LOT of quiet time to feel balanced. I'm very fortunate to be a SAHM to school aged dc so I get plenty of time during the week.

I'm always ragged by Sunday evening. Ds2 is like a little barnacle, he's constantly velcroed to me. Dh is lovely but can be a bit puppy like and wants constant affection and physical contact. The teenagers are generally doing their own thing so not really a problem.

We went out last night as well (rare) so I've had to be sociable out in public. I feel grumpy and a bit teary this evening. I went upstairs to watch TV in bed while the roast was cooking earlier and every bloody bugger followed me up there!

I'm a right miserable grinch. I just want to be left alone!

Does anyone else get like this?

TescoCarrierBag Sun 29-Jan-17 20:27:16

Did I change username and write this?
You are sooooo not being unreasonable smile

malificent7 Sun 29-Jan-17 20:27:41


Dragongirl10 Sun 29-Jan-17 20:28:49

Yes l sometimes feel the same way!

Mine are close in age and will happily play together thank goodness, but bust social weekends have me longing for Mondays...l work from home alone!

Nearly there...

Lilaclily Sun 29-Jan-17 20:30:22

Aw bless you

But think you get 6 hours to yourself tomorrow, I'm beyond envious

I'm the same as you but have dcs all weekend and work all week

Lilaclily Sun 29-Jan-17 20:30:49

I stick a dvd on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and take to the bath with the paper

thewooster Sun 29-Jan-17 20:36:28

YANBU! I'm an introvert and I feel your pain OP. I also find it tiring when socialising. Some folk just don't understand you want to be alone.

Magicpaintbrush Sun 29-Jan-17 20:42:30

Yanbu. I also need alone time or frankly I go a bit mad and end up feeling ratty and harrassed. Luckily I do get alone time during week days as I work alone freelancing. I understand where you are coming from. Can you lock yourself in the bathroom with a book (in pretence of being on the toilet) or will they be banging on the door?

EIsbethTascioni Sun 29-Jan-17 20:44:01

I've only got tomorrow morning as I have to go to therapy in the afternoon. More bloody talking to a room full of people <twitch>.

I know I'm very lucky generally though.

EIsbethTascioni Sun 29-Jan-17 20:44:42

I had a bath yesterday and the whole lot of them came in on one pretext or another. Including the dog!

PoptartPoptart Sun 29-Jan-17 20:47:52

I hear you op, I'm exactly the same. Unfortunately I work Mon-Fri and by the time DS is in bed I feel absolutely drained. I'm often in bed by 9pm just to get some alone/processing time to myself. Weekends are hard too but I do get every other weekend to myself when DS goes to his dads. I crave alone time, quiet time, when I don't have to talk to anyone!

user1471446433 Sun 29-Jan-17 20:47:57

But I Home Ed our three kids so weekend is getting to share the load with DH (although he feels like you wink). I am very introverted too.

Eminado Sun 29-Jan-17 20:50:35

I had no idea how much I need alone time - only realised when I had my children 🤦🏽‍♀️.

honeylulu Sun 29-Jan-17 20:52:09

I need a bit if time to myself too. On the odd occasion everybody is it and I'm in the house alone I'm in heaven, even if I'm just doing chores!
And mine follow me everywhere if I try and sneak off for a bit. Even husband. Why????

purplepandas Sun 29-Jan-17 20:52:26

This is me. Work FT and then small children. I am 40 very soon and actually have booked the day alone. People think I am mad but I crave being on my own, I never get this time and it is important!

Slimmingsnake Sun 29-Jan-17 21:04:40

I'm the same..I could of wrote what you put op....I find my family very needy and I dream of leaving and having a tiny one bedroom flat to myself....and every birthday for as long as I can remember I go off on my own ,alone ,and it's bloody lovely.andthey moan they want to spend the day with me..but day my rules...

christinarossetti Sun 29-Jan-17 21:07:00

Oh yes. At one point this afternoon, the 3 other members of my household were all asking me questions at the same time. Not 'would you like some peace and quiet?' of course, or even 'can worms hear?', but along the lines of 'where's my....?', 'what are we doing three weeks on Sunday....?'

I don't bloody well know (or care).

I often feel as if my head is going to implode.

ConfessorKahlan Sun 29-Jan-17 21:12:01

I never get 5 seconds to myself. I teach full time and the whole weekend is taken up with planning, marking, laundry, housework, ironing and the house is always full of husband and two teena ge daughters. They inevitably have friends over as well.

Weekends may be busy for you, but at least you have time to yourself during the week, although I am aware that you will have lots of household tasks to do too.

I am knackered permanently and count down the weeks until half term even though I love my job.

Enjoy your peace and quiet during the week!

CoolCarrie Sun 29-Jan-17 21:21:44

I've got my mil still here from 16 th December, not a fucking minutes peace. She is totally incapable of watching anything on TV without asking what is going on, made a point of not sitting beside her last night at cinema to see Allied as she would want a running commentary on it. I know just how you feel OP!

uncoolnn Sun 29-Jan-17 21:22:58

I get very agitated and grumpy if I haven't had any time to myself for a while. YANBU.

AllDayIThinkAboutFood Sun 29-Jan-17 21:25:01

Yanbu!! I have a barnacle 6 year old and a DH that also needs lots of affection and it wears me down sometimes. I also work as a waitress part time and busy Friday/Saturday/Sunday shifts and going home to people that don't understand I need an hour or 4 of quiet alone time when I get home can be frustrating.

BrianCantsPants Sun 29-Jan-17 21:30:21

I totally get you OP
I used to get every other weekend "off" when my kids went to their dads. He's now disappeared and so I've had them constantly, day in day out, for nearly 6 months now... they are seriously doing my head in. I work 4 days a week too so cherish my days "off" which consist of supermarket shopping and housework, but at home it's quiet and peaceful and I quite honestly dread having to go and pick them up from school.
If he ever reappears I am sorely tempted to make him have them every fucking weekend for 6 months... wink

Ooogetyooo Sun 29-Jan-17 21:34:49

Cool Carrie - your mil is still there since 16 th Dec? Oh my!

ifcatscouldtalk Sun 29-Jan-17 21:43:58

I have worked a 3 sometimes 4 day week for a long time. At one point I took on a second job but after a couple of months I packed it in because the lack of time alone. Once I got my 1-2 days a week back and had 6-12 hours alone whilst dh/dd are out I became a really nice human being again.

Melawen Sun 29-Jan-17 21:47:28

You've put your finger on the very reason why I'm a grumpy bugger this weekend and can't seem to snap out of it. And it's only myself and my five year old DD.

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