Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I Want My Cake While I'm Eating It. Or Something Like That.
So I asked (told) my husband that for Mother's Day I wanted him to take both kids somewhere. That was not in our house. Not to Home Depot, which is where he usually takes them when I get that look on my face, but somewhere entertaining. For like five or six hours. Except I don't want to have to rush around cleaning or doing messy projects while they are gone. I want to watch my DVR shows and eat junk food without sharing. And except, here's the kicker, I don't want him to do it on actual Mother's Day. On Mother's Day I want to be a mom. With the kids. But to celebrate being a mom, I want to be un-mommed for a bit. My husband (the BHitW) is really wonderful at stepping in, doing anything the girls need and house stuff too. In general, however, the feeding/schedule-keeping/changing/entertaining falls to me by default. As a person who would regularly remember to eat breakfast at 3pm (except coffee, a mom's gotta have standards) and who does not naturally keep a schedule, this is draining. So just a little break from that. Reasonable request? Or guilty for asking for two "special days?"