KIDS, Do Leave Home Without Them
Before you go calling the authorities on me, I’m not advising you to leave the kids home alone (that could get BAD, real fast). I’m just analyzing the excuses MOMS make NOT to leave home, kidless…
3 excuses MOMS make for WHY they can’t leave their kids.
- My kids need me.
- I can’t find a sitter.
- I can’t afford to go out.
While many moms live out our days with these excuses, we neglect to take care of our own needs. We forget to give ourselves much needed ME TIME!
MY KIDS NEED ME
WHY excuse #1 is inexcusable. Whatever MOMS. Your kids don’t need you that much. Really, you are giving yourself too much credit here, ha. They will survive an hour, a day or even a whole week without you. I’ve noticed that my kids and I sometimes need to be apart to remember that we do actually like each other =). It’s true you are basically their #1 and they seem to constantly NEED YOU. All the more reason YOU NEED to leave home without them!
I CAN’T FIND A SITTER
WHY excuse #2 is untrue. Really, stop telling yourself this. It’s easy to say it, believe it and therefore never give yourself a BREAK. Need help? Let me give you some ideas for finding babysitters. Sitters, yeah there are ways to get a one… a spouse, grandma, aunt, niece, teenage neighbor or even another mother. If you want to leave, there are other responsible people out there to keep your children alive and well enough. Thus, allowing you to get out to see that there is life out there. Don’t alienate yourself from the world, in the name of motherhood! Check your options again MOM. Admit it, the separation anxiety is not just for the kids anymore. So take a deep breath and get that sitter. It’s worth it, promise!
I CAN’T AFFORD TO GO OUT
WHY excuse #3 is probable, but we can work around that. Leaving home without the kids doesn’t have to be expensive. Grandmas or husbands can watch kids for free. Just say I NEED this and RUN! Run, literally, to the nearest park for some exercise or to the bookstore and browse (notice neither of these options cost money). What’s that, you want to bring your spouse? Try a date-night kid swap with some friends. They would love to leave home without their kids too, I’m sure. None of these cheap options work for you. Then ask yourself, can I really NOT afford to go out? Budget in some babysitting money and pick a cheap date too. Nothing like getting out of the house to help you feel like YOU again!
STOP with the excuses MOM and DO LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!