Parents’ Misconception of “Me” Time

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Tired? Feel like all you do is work and take care of the kids? Need a break from the family and the spouse? Working and raising a family is stressful. You need a break. There’s no question about it. Without a break here and there you would go crazy!
A little time away to release your stress is healthy. As parents we need to maintain some type of social life outside of home, no matter how small. All parents need “Me” time. But that shouldn’t take away from “family” time. If you choose to go out for the night, it shouldn’t affect the next day. Meaning… If you decide to get wasted and have a hangover the next morning, you still need to get your ass up and be a full-fledged parent! No one forced you to go out and be an idiot. The kids damn sure didn’t ask for that. So they shouldn’t suffer. Just because your toddler is SMART ENOUGH to turn the tv on by his/herself, doesn’t mean they ENJOY watching tv by their self. I understand you don’t get out that often. But when you do, there’s no need to do SO MUCH. Moderation is key to EVERYTHING in life. Have a few less drinks. Come home an hour earlier than everyone else. You can’t do what your single friends that don’t have kids can do. Accept it. Having your own time to go out doesn’t relieve your responsibilities as a parent. Remember that!
Bottom Line: Your kids still need you the morning after you’ve been out partying. If you can’t handle that, don’t go out. Again, not pointing fingers cuz I’m as guilty of this as anyone else. Just tryin to shed light and bring awareness to help our generation and those after us be BETTER PARENTS. – @TrisTheBarber

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One thought on “Parents’ Misconception of “Me” Time

  1. Fortunately mommy-mode kicked in for me immediately when I had my Firstborn. Not saying I did everything right, but knew parenting is equated with sacrifice. That was the answer I gave to coworker who was planning to become a parent. I told her that if she and her husband were selfish /self-absorbed, having a child wouldn’t be a good choice.

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