Friday, February 19, 2010

I don’t miss my kids…

I love my kids.  Really, I do.  They are so dang cute and say the funniest things.  But they are so DANG much work!  From having to wake up with them at the crack of dawn to finding things to entertain them all day long to just trying to keep them from hurting themselves.  It makes me tired. 

I’m always hearing about how much people miss their kids when they are away from them, but you know what…

I don’t miss my kids!

I need time away from them.  When they go to grandma’s for the night, or just to day care for the 4.5 hours a day that I work – that’s my time to be sane.  It’s my time to think about things other than poopy diapers, snotty noses and the last time someone else took a bath.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my children immensely, I’m just one of those people who also needs time away.  I’m sure that if I was away long enough I would miss them.  In fact when we were in Mexico last summer I started to miss them…a little.  If I was away from them for too long I might miss one of those funny Brad-ism’s and that would be a shame.  But I just cannot identify with people who never want to be away from their kids.

Ok, you all probably think I’m evil now, so why am I telling you this?  I’m just trying to keep it real.  Today I read Kristen’s blog and it totally hit home that we often blog about the best of times – the amazing art projects we come up with, the great outings we go on, how crafty we are, etc.  I suppose that’s because if we blogged about the entire afternoon we spent sitting in front of the tv eating goldfish crackers it would be pretty boring.  Either way, it’s real.

So how do you keep it real?

5 comments:

Kelly said...

I feel the SAME way! lol!

suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter said...

you're not evil. you're just acknowledging that you were a person before you became a mom, and you're still that person!

i have a hard time relating to women who are ALL MOM, ALL THE TIME. my other interests and passions (and time away) refresh me and make me the kind of mom i want to be:)

Kerstin said...

Wait until they go to school. Every August I hear from moms who cry because their precious darlings are leaving them to go to school. I usually walk them to school (only on the first day mind you), and then practically dance the whole way home. I know exactly how you feel. And I love my kids dearly too, just like you.

Katie said...

Amen Sista!

Kaycee said...

I like that you keep it real. we all should. I love time away from my kids too, but I honestly do miss them. I can have them gone for a few hours and be just fine, but when they go over night, or I do, I am one of those moms that calls all the time to check up on them or to talk to them. I really can't help but to worry or miss them, but I do have a nice break.