As I sat there today trying to respond to a simple text while my toddler swarmed all over me like I was some weirdly shaped set of monkey bars, I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe, my kid is a little too attached to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my daughter and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to do so when so many parents can’t afford to stay at home with their kids, but there’s only so many times in a day that you can hear ‘Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!’ without legitimately fearing for your sanity.
Everyone knows that stay at home moms need grown-up time away from the kids to keep from going crazy, but I think it’s just as important for kids to get kid-time away from their Mommy to keep from getting bored and frustrated.
Seriously guys, there’s only so many games of dollhouse tea party or hours of living room soccer I can play before starting to seriously consider driving that toy spatula through my eye, and I’m pretty sure Lilly feels the same about Mommy’s continuous need for bathroom breaks, tea breaks and barricade-yourself-in-the-walk-in-pantry-to-scroll-through-Instagram-for-5-mins breaks.
In the words of Ross and Racheal, I think Lilly and I need a break. We need to see other people, expand our horizons, do stuff without each other for a change. I’m pretty sure my sanity depends on it 😁.
What do you think? Do you think kids needs mommy-free time as much as moms need grownup time?