Frustrated Parent needing a break follow up.
Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions.
I do have a social anxiety which makes it difficult to eat people but I do try all the time. Just haven’t made solid connections.
I do have family. But choose NOT to ask them for a reason. The abuse I had growing up. Physical, mental and sexual. I am certainly not sending my child there. And my siblings have disowned me also because I choose to live a more simple life than a “keeping up with the Jones’ attitude”.
My in laws live in another province. So that isn’t too helpful. But have even said that they will not babysit (I don’t know if they are joking or serious..but not my place to push the issue.)
My husband is more than willing to help out. However he’s working. He has a job that he’d rather not loose. It’s a great job. By the time he commutes home from the city our toddlers bedtime routine starts immediately after we have supper. But by the time he ACTUALLY goes to sleep is about 10 pm. (He wakes at 7)
And to all you other rude people out there. I have 3 children. 2 of which are nearly grown. They are well mannered, well behaved boys who I raised ON MY OWN! I was not NOR will I ever be a ‘helicopter’ parent. I believe in the outdoors, bikes, sticks and mud and boys being boys. However meeting the love of my life and having this son my life changed. I did not predict having an auto immune disorder and chronic fatigue that shuts my body down. I use every ounce of my energy to parent that child and keep a home for my family!
And I work damn hard to do so. I know what I got myself in for. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I do go for bike rides and walks. With our toddler. Music in the ears is a wonderful at times. I DO NOT EXPECT my family or his family to be at my ‘Beck and call’. I was referring to the ‘want’ of them to be there. Like some said…the days of it takes a village to raise a child. An occasional day to breathe is NOT being a princess or whiner or whatever else you want to call me. I’m a kickass mom and I know it!! And I will be an amazing grandparent when my boys decide to have children. I will help in every way I can. And that is my choice to do so…because I WANT TO.