I Have A Confession To Make……..
Hi, my name is Millie, I am a mother of 2 kids and I have a confession to make. I am a chocoholic AND I am jealous of parents who are separated or divorced. Yes I said it. I secretly want to be separated too. Maybe just temporarily, until I get my sleep and sanity back.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I feel that the grass is greener for those parents who have separated. They can have a break now and then to recharge. Do some adult stuff without the kids butting in with their endless kid stuff.
Those that are separated get the opportunity to share the responsibility of parenting while getting a break in between. The nights or days these separated parents are not looking after the kids they get to do whatever they want!……With no kid routines to contend with they have the luxury of going out, going to bed early, or doing interesting adult stuff or doing (drum roll please) ……………………..… WHATEVER THEY WANT! I repeat, whatever they want! Aaahhhh to have the luxury. I want a bit of that too.
I could just book a babysitter, but it is expensive and not many of them do a 24+ hour shift. Thank goodness for grandparents and sleepovers. At least I have that luxury, some parents do not even have that little bit of escapism.
I get it. A failed marriage or relationship is not glamorous, wanted, or ideal. It takes a lot of effort to make it work amicably. But then I am just looking at the green grass not the cobwebs in the closet.
Is there any family, parents or mums that you are jealous of? Perhaps for legitimate reasons or not? Or is it just me?