Time Off - what does that mean to you?
We all need time off - and as mothers that does not come easily. I often try to explain to Max that I am always on duty. Even when we are both home, I tend to be the one more compelled to fix problems and deal with whatever comes along. That is not to say he isn't helpful - he does more than his fare share. However, even if he says he has something handled, I still find myself trying to take care of it. I have to be away from the home to not 'worry' about it; but even then I am thinking about it, planning, and taking care of it in my head.
Before KayLynn, time off meant time for Max and I to hang out together. We had time to ourselves all the time! My amazing husband had to learn something after K was born. Sometimes, time off means OFF. Off from him, off from her and off from the house. Actually time off in the house to clean it without anyone hanging on me would be nice too!! So I struggled for a while on how to tell my loving adoring husband (who planned dates whenever I said I wanted time off) that I wanted him to leave me alone as well.
Thankfully I have an amazing husband and now he almost always sees the need before I do. He will tell me to leave and let him and KayLynn spend the evening together. Or, he will make sure I have bathsalts and take care of K while I take a nice hot bath (I LOVE baths. LOVE LOVE LOVE). And, actually, I have found that when I get to go workout - without K - it is soo relaxing in my brain.
What do you do for your TIME OFF??