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Sexnotgender Sun 17-May-20 16:32:02

Having a down day and I think I’ve realised it’s because there’s someone here ALL THE BLOODY TIME.

I love my family but dear lord what I wouldn’t give for a few hours solitude.

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TokenGinger Sun 17-May-20 16:32:42

Have my first biscuit and 🙄

TokenGinger Sun 17-May-20 16:33:33

Unless you're talking about immediate family, but I read your post as always having visitors...

If I'm wrong, then please may I have my biscuit back because I'm due a snack.

Sexnotgender Sun 17-May-20 16:34:36

Oh no visitors. My daughter is in the shielding category so no one in or out.

I’m keeping your biscuit.

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CarterBeatsTheDevil Sun 17-May-20 16:34:40

She obviously means that she's stuck in the house with her immediate family

Sexnotgender Sun 17-May-20 16:37:01

Thank you Carter, I probably wasn’t very clear.

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Cosyblanky Sun 17-May-20 16:37:16

Can you not create a bit of space, me time for yourself each day?

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Sun 17-May-20 16:37:22

I’m hiding at my sewing machine while DH watches a film with the kids - I lose my mind if I can’t be in a room alone for a few hours.

Willowcat77 Sun 17-May-20 16:37:27

I sometimes hide in my car just to escape 🙁

FourTeaFallOut Sun 17-May-20 16:38:03

It's full on, isn't it? I'm hiding in my room like a teenager at the moment and DH is fielding the chaos. I'm shielding, so we're all shielding - five of us stuck under the same roof for every hour of ever day for - how many weeks now? - eight weeks? Fuuuck

ParkheadParadise Sun 17-May-20 16:38:37

I cant wait to be in a pub with my friends and family. Drink flowing, ordering everything off the menu to share and everyone chatting at the same time.
DH can stay at home with dd.

BruceAndNosh Sun 17-May-20 16:38:38

please may I have my biscuit back because I'm due a snack

Eminybob Sun 17-May-20 16:38:39

I get you. Going to Tesco on my own feels like an all inclusive holiday in the Maldives at the moment.

Ronia Sun 17-May-20 16:38:43

I get up at 6.15 just to do yoga and sit, alone, for a little while. Loo breaks don't work as one or other child is usually hammering on the door to tell me something.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 17-May-20 16:39:08

Go to bed with Netflix for a 'nap' that lasts a few hours.

Juanmorebeer Sun 17-May-20 16:39:20

Yes. I am so with you. I work with the public all day and night. Then come home and family always here. Even the dog is flipping ON me. Usually they are at work or school so I can recover from a night shift in peace. It's awful.

Theonewiththecat Sun 17-May-20 16:39:40

I was feeling like this a few weeks ago. There was always someone in the room I needed to be in, there's only 3 of us in the house how is that possible.
I started taking myself out for early morning walks or asking DP to take dd out on their own so I could just enjoy some me time.

TokyoSushi Sun 17-May-20 16:40:19

We're not too bad at going off by ourselves to different areas of the house, but it's just the constant low level noise. Always somebody talking, the Xbox, the dog, the TV, the dishwasher - I just want silence!

Jeezoh Sun 17-May-20 16:40:43

I know what you mean, I miss being by myself. Can you carve out some time by yourself!

duckme Sun 17-May-20 16:41:03

Oh god yes, I understand.
I love my family dearly, but Christ alive! I work part time do normally have some time on my own in the house. I miss it.

Bonkerz Sun 17-May-20 16:41:15

I'm struggling too. Have missed 3 weekends away since being in lockdown. Kids haven't left my side. I dont have adult conversation daily just the kids (9+14) then the teen (19) comes home but he isolated away from us as is a key worker. I miss my free time. I miss my friends who really are my family. Despite all this I'm glad we are all safe so far although my best friend has been tested today for covid and she is a nurse. I'm praying she's ok.

TheSheepofWallSt Sun 17-May-20 16:41:21

Oh god same.
It’s just me and 3 yo DS. In 8 weeks I’ve had probably 4 meaningful “real life” interactions with another adult... you know chatting to a neighbour in the street at a distance etc.
DS is amazing. Brilliant. Fun. But I’m desperate for 24 hours “off duty”. Alone. Solo. I want to take a shit by myself. Read a chapter of a book without someone pulling up my top to blow raspberries on my belly. Just stare into space.

Don’t get the evenings to do these things as have to catch up on work and stupidly started renovating the house just before lockdown. Idiot.

Oblomov20 Sun 17-May-20 16:41:51

Who is in your household?How old are the children?

Because mine are teens, and are currently playing x box. I'm in the bath. Dh is down snoozing on the sofa, after we all spent all day cleaning, polishing, vacuuming and shampooing Dh's new (second hand car), bought, whilst still performing social distancing.

But even when they were babies, I've always had time on my own and space.

Can't you?

PuppyMonkey Sun 17-May-20 16:42:28

I’m always slightly disappointed when somebody wants to come with me to walk the dog these days.

Sexnotgender Sun 17-May-20 16:42:45

Can you not create a bit of space, me time for yourself each day?

I’m currently hiding in the kitchen 😂 I usually use the time when I’m cooking for me. I love cooking, tonight it’s aubergine parmigiana.

Thankfully my husband understands, he’s currently wrangling the toddler. It’s just hard.

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