Ok, so this week is isn't a poll really. Sorry. Title is misleading!LOL
But I am putting it out there because it is end of the school year for many of us. We are burnt out, tired, planning next year already and done.
We, as homeschooling parents are with our kids 24/7 and we do it for a reasonor many reasons. And we LOVE our kids...... BUT..... there are days where we are fed up. We have had it with whining, arguing, misbehaving kids. You know what days I am talking about.
Get a few of those in a row and we are DONE. CHECK OUT!
Mom/Dad might need a break. Take a few minutes or a day to make time for us and hit the refresh button.
Whether it means hiding in the bathroom for 30 minutes with a magazine or your phone, going grocery shopping ALONE, eating a meal at a restaurant with a friend or ??
Some might need a day to recharge and some can get away with 5 minutes.
I go in spurts as to which one I need.
My boys love running to the store with me and while I LOVE that my teens WANT to go grocery shopping but occasionally... I want to be ALONE. I want to be able to walk through the store and avoid the game or toy aisle. I want to spend 15 minutes in the garden section looking at seeds for no reason and nobody questioning WHY. I usually grab myself a soda(a splurge for me) or a coffee if it is early and just stroll the store. I do my shopping but I do it leisurely!
I have also been know to take 5-10 minutes in the bathroom. I may not do a darn thing except read a magazine, calm down, talk to myself, answer myself or just stare at the wall and veg.
So.... ya can't vote in this week's poll but you can comment on how you take a little time for you! You never know, it might save another parent's sanity!
to tell us!