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Monday, July 12, 2010

Mommy Confessions Monday-Break time!

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Do not let an unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building others others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29



I need a break! I realized yesterday I need a break from my kiddos. Not just a little one either. I need at least a full day of no one calling my name. Most of the time the kids call my name, and they have nothing to say. When I hear "Mom", I have to stop what I'm doing, and turn my attention toward whoever is calling me. It's frustrating when they have no idea what they want. "Mom" is no longer a name for me, it has become a word to say when they have nothing to say. Why do they say it over and over?

I want to not care who's placing orders in the "restaurant" today. I'm tired of cooking 3 different meals 3 times a day. My kids are super picky, and I'm a short order cook. Yes, I'm that mom! If you're annoyed by that, believe me, so am I.

I don't want to hear their tattles, or "problems" about who's turn it is to play a game. They have a time limit on video games, and somehow the 2 hours they are allowed to play is dragged out all day long. they stockpile their time, and play 5 minutes here, and 5 minutes there, and somehow it's a day long discussion that I have to be a part of.

I don't want to know who's not following fake rules for a make believe game. Which by the way fake rules for make believe games change constantly to accommodate the person making them. They never quite work out for anyone. This is always never fun.

I don't want to watch cartoons. If I hear spongebobs' annoying laugh this morning I might cry.

Pretty soon school is going to start back up for us, and I will have to put my homeschool hat back on, and I'm not prepared! Mentally, that is. I need to get my head clear. I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done, and I can't focus on one of them.

My husband runs and A/C business, so he's super busy this time of year. The chances of me me getting a break are slim. I'm going to have to figure something out! It's for the welfare of my children that I miss them a bit.

My breaks usually consist of grocery shopping alone. Grocery shopping without kids is a total treat. However, that will not do this time!

I just need some alone time. Some real time. I just need to renew myself, and I need to take action on fast!

To be continued...

Do you need a break? what would you do if you had one?

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At July 12, 2010 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Shell said...

I so need a break. I don't know when I'll get one. In September when I go to a blog conference...but that's really far away! I need one sooner than that.

I have to tell you that I cringe at the thought of homeschool- not b/c I think it's wrong, but b/c OMG, I'm so excited to send one of mine off to full day kindergarten and another off to half-day preschool this fall.

At July 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Thank God I'm not the only one! I just wrote a post about how bad I need recharging. My husband owns a heating and a/c company too!

At July 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

ME TOO!!! I like "It's for the welfare of my children that I miss them a bit."

I get to the point where I can't take anymore and need time away... then after the time away I feel guilty for having needed time away.

It's like the break, no matter how short (well... let's say half a day at least) is enough to erase all the "can I sell them on eBay?" thoughts. That or watching them sleep... makes them look like little angels.

At July 12, 2010 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Don't ever feel bad about needing a break. We really need to take care of ourselves first. If we are not okay, how can we help others? I feel this way all the time when I am at work.(teach 2nd grade)


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