I love my life

Sure my life can feel hectic and crazy. But I love it. I love my kids and I love my husband. I love that I am able to stay home and take care of my family.

A friend wrote me an email late last week, and although I don’t believe she was trying to insult me, she did. She was inviting me out to an event that was to be child free. She invited me by saying that she knows I love to get out without the kids…… doesn’t sound like an insult but it did hurt a bit.

I’m a mom. I’m a mom that loves getting OUT, and I love getting out WITH my children. You may think ‘but you are always so excited to go to mom’s night out without the kids’. It’s not so much that I’m without my children that gets me excited for the evening out. It’s the fact that I get to visit with a bunch of fabulous ladies. I get to attempt to have adult conversation, and lets face it, having to only feed yourself is kinda special on occasion.  If I could take my kids I most likely would take one of them along.  Everyone needs alone time. Mom’s night out is the closest I get to alone time.

Do you see how she accidentally insulted me? I’m not a lady who hates my life and is just itching to get away from my children. The opposite is true, I want to BE WITH my Children. I think the thing I dislike most about they way she invited me is that she has the impression I want to be without my kids. Mom’s night out is really the only time I like to be without the kids where I’m not alone. I enjoy grocery shopping (once a year) without the kids, I space out and take 2 hours to buy 3 things. It’s alone time, and I think every mom can appreciate the rare moment when you get to have ‘alone time’.

2 thoughts on “I love my life

  1. I am so with you on this Jenn! I had an invite to a card making event at a friends and I chose not to go as the invite said child free. I didn’t want to go and leave my baby who is BF. It seems there are so many moms these days who always seem to be planning and wanting to get away from there kids and have “me” time. There is nothing wrong with me time, I just choose to be with my kids and I want to be with them, and with my family.
    Great post, Amen to everything you said 🙂

  2. I am an introvert and if I don’t get enough alone time I go downright nuts. But that’s kids and adults included. 🙂 For me alone is ALONE.

    I’m not sure if it was another Mom who invited you out or a lady without kids, but she was probably just lumping you in with lots of other Moms who do like to get time away from their kids. Just a general assumption, you know. I doubt she meant to insult you but I can see how you could feel insulted. Of course you love being with your kids!

    And I think it’s great to turn down child-free events if you would rather be with your family.

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