How to Throw A Pity Party For Yourself

by Jen on November 24, 2009

It’s been 2 weeks.
2.
Very.
Long.
Weeks!
2 weeks what?
2 weeks since I have interacted with the outside world!
My parents are still soaking up the sun in Tucson (I’m so jealous) and my poor MIL has been suffering with a bad cold for the past 2 weeks. What does this mean? No. Help. For. 2. Weeks!
I know what your thinking…get over it already, you’re a stay-at-home-mom! It’s your job to be at home with your kids! But, but, but….
A mom needs. No. NEEDS! her time. Time just to get away. To go and get a coffee, to shop, to interact with people older than 3 years old! And dropping my oldest off at preschool doesn’t count. Yes, there are other moms there but the majority of the people are 3! So when you are outnumbered, it doesn’t count!
2 weeks.
I keep telling myself I can do it. I can make it. So what if I have a little bald spot by the end of it. So what if I freak out at the littlest things. So what if I can’t sleep more than 5 hours. I’ll get through it! And when I reach the other side, I’ll be a stronger mother. Because I made it 2 weeks without any help. And I’ll be damned if I ever do it again!
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1 joeytipping November 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Hang in there, girl, we're almost home. Just 7 more sleeps (or non-sleeps as the case may be). Are you giving second thoughts to a PT nanny? Have you ever appreciated your MIL more? I pray for her good health as well as yours. Love from Tucson xoxox

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2 Cheryl November 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

come home Mrs Tipping!
You are allowed to "snap" once in a while Jen! With 3 kids so close together some "girl" time is essential!
Wish I was closer, I would bring my brood over and we could load up on coffee together!

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3 DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom November 24, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Ooooh a pity party. Let me get my pretty dress. All mom's have been there at one time or antother. I throw myself a pity party every thursday night and then I get over it and have a great weekend. You will too!

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4 Laura November 25, 2009 at 4:31 am

Totally agree, a momma needs some time away to stay sane!! I go crazy if I am sitting in our house for an entire day! I hope you get your much needed (and deserved) little getaway soon!! :)

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5 Martinis or Diaper Genies? November 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

sads for you! If you ever just want to talk about vaginas, booz, drugs and porn let me know!

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