to love being a parent but love having a break?
answersonapostcardplease · 11/07/2015 14:24
I know I'm not really, just a not so stealth boast.
I've escaped for a whole night. I'm currently in a hotel, alone, wine in cooler, room service on tap. There is even a spa but am proberly too lazy to bother
I am in heaven.
DorothyBastard · 11/07/2015 17:20
So jealous. 2.4yo DD is suddenly deep into the terrible twos and acting thoroughly horrible. I'm also 32 weeks pregnant and have SPD.
Have asked my lovely DM if she'll take her for a few hours tomorrow so I have a chance to rest and to miss her. I cannot wait. Plus I know the little wotsit will be perfectly behaved for her Nan, it's just me she reserves her grimmest behaviour for.
MissCalamity · 11/07/2015 18:22
I think it makes you a better parent, and everyone needs a break now & again!
I've had one night off since DC2 arrived almost 15 months ago, I'm off on a hen do for two nights at the end of the month & can't bloody wait to get hopefully two unbroken nights of sleep so not bothered about the cultural aspect of the European destination!
Notgoodwithwords · 11/07/2015 18:28
Oh my goodness... What I wouldn't give to swap places right now.. Dc's have been bickering all day.
Had to brave town today with a whinging toddler & a teenager that despite me having to pay to fix her phone screen for the 2nd time wanted every item of clothing there was in her size!! Back home they are still fighting & still moaning!!
patchesofhappiness · 11/07/2015 18:41
Good for you, enjoy it
Until recently, I had not had a single hour away from my children in six whole years!! (Complicated situation involving a child with special needs plus an extremely unsupportive husband) Then ds 2 became entitled to a free nursery place at the local school, and I suddenly had 2 hours a day to get things done with no children there. The first day I cleaned the whole house from top to bottom in a complete frenzy. The second day I cooked enough food to fill the freezer to bursting point... and on the third day I lay down on the sofa, set an alarm and closed my eyes for two whole hours - it was bliss!!!
Having a bit of time away from my beautiful children makes me remember that I used to have an identity which was not completely tied up in motherhood. I can get stuff done, have a bit of thinking time, talk to friends, and then feel so much more able to play enthusiastically when the kids come home.
answersonapostcardplease · 11/07/2015 18:45
Thanks everyone, wish Dh was here really but no childcare.
luckiestgirl enjoy before baby arrives.
I am just waiting for my 3 courses of room service and drinking wine
I've had a lovely nap. Dh had text to say its all fun at home, he has the paddling pool out!
I was lucky enough to have a couple of nights with dh ladt year but pil are too crazy old to babysit now. So for now its a solo trip.
jollyjester · 11/07/2015 18:50
Im so jealous!
Once DD goes to bed ive wine, popcorn and twilight to watch.
I also must remove the batteries from the bloody fisher price teapot that DD has insisted on listening to all day. 'Time to share a pot of tea' nope if you were a real teapot I'd have smashed you by accident.
OP do you have mini toiletries and white clean sheets/towels/bathrobe?
I miss things that aren't covered in toddler stickiness. Its not dirt, just a sticky residue they seem to have
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