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To think you can spend too much time with your family

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littleblackdress04 Thu 14-May-20 18:31:47

I love my kids more than life itself and obviously I am glad we are safe & healthy at the moment.

But I am exhausted by 2 months of homeschooling, working full time at home, zoom meeting, being a mum, cooking, cleaning, dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of a 12 year old starting puberty & an 8 year old DD that just wants to be with me every second of every day bless her! I locked myself in the loo earlier just to get 10 mins alone!


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T0tallyFuckedUpFamily Thu 14-May-20 18:36:40

I’m lucky as my youngest is so easy, even though she has SN. I asked my boys to move home at the start of lockdown, but the oldest pointed out that we would end up killing each other before the Coronavirus. grin He has a point.

RandomMess Thu 14-May-20 18:40:25

The three still at home are all teens, so far it has been ok, I am very grateful that we'll have our own bedrooms including me and DH!

I very much enjoying walking the dog on my own...

RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Thu 14-May-20 18:41:34

You definitely can spend too much time with family OP and like you, I feel like I have!

I want to go on a silent retreat when this is all over so nobody asks me for anymore fucking drinks or snacks!

littleblackdress04 Thu 14-May-20 18:43:08

@RedLipsAndRosyCheeks god yes, I have been dreaming of a silent retreat where I don’t have to speak to a single person for a week!!

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BrandyandBabycham Thu 14-May-20 18:43:41

You are definitely not being unreasonable OP! In some ways I have enjoyed lockdown but oh my goodness I miss time to myself! DD11 has attachment disorder & additional needs so it has been extremely challenging at times. I can absolutely empathise with you locking yourself in the loo! It looks like things are easing a little so hopefully you will keep your sanity 💐

Angeldust747 Thu 14-May-20 18:44:42

Alone time is so important!

Redcrayons Thu 14-May-20 18:46:55

I love my DCs, but they are not great lockdown companions (teens). I miss other people so much. I’ve stopped doing the self scan thing in Tesco so I can chat to the operator for a few minutes.

Kenworthington Thu 14-May-20 18:55:20

Ha @Redcrayons me too, highlight of my week <tragic>

FrenchyQ Thu 14-May-20 19:00:08 DS13 isnt so bad, hes quite self sufficient but DD21 seems to need to be with me all the time....the only peace I get is if I pretend to have a nap or spend longer than necessary in the is exhausting!

maddiemookins16mum Thu 14-May-20 19:06:00

I have DP at home working, my (albeit wonderful and fabulous) MIL staying, a moody 16 year old and a poorly cat. I actually get up 30 mins early each morning to sit in the garden with a coffee for some peace. I’ve also taken to having an evening bath at 8pm ish each night for ‘me time’ (not that kind of me time btw).

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RabbitsGoneRogue Thu 14-May-20 19:42:22

Maddiemookins- “not that kind of me time” are you mad that’s the only thing that’s getting me through!! grin

SummerHouse Thu 14-May-20 19:45:36

If the last two months have taught me nothing else, it's that yes, you can spend too much time with your family.

I shop once a week. I get bizarrely excited about it. Hand sanitizer, wiping down trolley, walking around acting like a repellant magnet. It's the new spa day.

RandomMess Thu 14-May-20 20:37:03

Actually I've had enough of the demands for affection from the cats and dog. There are 5 people here yet I end up with at least 2 of them having to sit on me all evening. I feel all touched out again like I did when the DC were little shockblush

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