The Mommy March Break

pulling-hair-out-women-largeThe last few months have been tough. I mean really tough. I love my kids and I wouldn’t change anything but they are little demanding monsters.

How can they be so mischievous one second and so cute and loveable the next? My two youngest (4 and 2) are little schemers. You think their off playing nicely with their toys and then you walk into the room and they’ve painted the floor and walls with poop, of they’ve coloured all over the walls or the furniture or their big sisters favourite toy. And that list only scratches the surface, of the completely nonsensical things that I’ve been dealing with from the two youngest, for the last 2 years now. I thought the four year old would’ve grown out of his mischievousness but no, he’s just gotten more crafty about it.

Most days I am pulling my hair out or curled up on the floor in the fetal position crying because I just can’t take it anymore.

To help give me a break we arranged to have our kids stay at my in-laws for March Break. My husband took the week off so we could spend some time together and hang out and do stuff around the house. It was great. I got a much needed break, some extra sleep, watched a whole lot of Doctor Who, and we got the kitchen re-organized.

If you ever get the chance to do this, I highly recommend it to everyone, if they can. The only downfall to spending my March Break at home, is that it’s my office. The intentions were great, the outcome was great, but who wants to spend their vacation at their office? That’s not much of a vacation, plus if I did a ‘normal’ job no one would expect me to vacation in my office! In fact my employer and I believe the labour board as well, would have something to say about it! Like, GET OUT!

As mom’s we don’t always take the time away that we need. There is no labour law that says mom’s have to take a break. I can’t be fired, ok yes I *could* be fired but let’s be realistic here ;). So I am here everyday, all day, taking care of my family. I need a break. I need a break from taking care of the house, I need a break from taking care of the kids. And it has to be away from my *office*.

The thing is I don’t know specifically what I need. I know myself and I know that just simply going away for the weekend by myself isn’t going to work. I’ll get bored and run out of things to do by myself. So I’m thinking it either needs to be time away with my husband or time away with a friend. Honestly, I’d take either one. I just need to not be a mom and homemaker for a bit, I need to be free to just laze around and not feel like I should be doing a load of laundry or cleaning the bathroom or making a meal.

How do you get your ‘Mom Break’s’?

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