Think breaks are sometimes necessary in order for us as parents to be able to give our children the best part of us.
I am extremely lucky that I have wonderful inlaws who absolutely dote on our children and often offer to take them.
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28-03-2012 17:24 #23
We don't have family where we live. Twice my friend has taken ds1 for a few hours when I was having a terrible time with him during the terrible 3's (glad that age has passed) but that's it.
28-03-2012 17:37 #24
What do parents do when they need a break but don't have the means to have one? Single, no family or friends to help out, respite always falls through? What do parents do to stay sane and not snap?
28-03-2012 17:39 #25three terrific kids
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I have a fantastic mother who helps me a lot with the kids.
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28-03-2012 17:45 #28Senior Member
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Don't feel bad about asking for help. Kids are relentless sometimes.
I work 3 days a week, and did go to the gym a lot before I had morning sickness so they were my breaks. Outside of that, if I was desperate, then my partner would take our son out for a few hours or something.
We don't have family close by, unfortunately. If my inlaws lived close, I would ask them to have my son for a few hours a week so my partner and I could see a movie or have dinner.
28-03-2012 17:51 #29
Kids go to MIL on Tuesday's & Thursdays. MIL has been on holidays this week & I'm dying for her to take them tomorrow.
I'll have to do is ring & she'll be here ASAP.
I'm a much better parent for having a brake.
Cause I haven't had a brake this week, I'm ready to kill J if he doesn't stop being a fool & eat his dinner.
28-03-2012 17:59 #30
My DF and help each other out, all either of has to do is ask for a little time alone and we make it work around jobs/cleaning and all that jazz.
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