Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-05-2012, 03:48 PM
darkchild16's Avatar
darkchild16 darkchild16 is offline
We are Home.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 21,814
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACooper View Post
Well my youngest is going to be 13 in about a week..........but I remember when they were all very small! Much more hectic time.

That's where having a good partner comes in. Remember Breeze, being with the kids 24/7 does NOT prove you are a perfect mommy..........as a matter of fact, good mommies know when to let daddies (or grandmas, or friends) take over so they can recharge batteries.

Taking time for yourself makes you a better mommy in the long run

Plus, your kids and J can't appreciate you if you don't go away! LOLOL
sadly its not a option for us. When Jeremys home we do errands since he trys to take off when Savannah has to go to the dr and everything.

He goes to work at noon and comes home 1-2 AM 6 days a week. Hed love for me to be able to go somewhere alone. When hes home he does most of the work to give me a break.
__________________

Advice, most needed, is least heeded- Fortune Cookie



Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-05-2012, 04:07 PM
CaliTerp07's Avatar
CaliTerp07 CaliTerp07 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 7,637
Default

Yup, I try to get to an agility trial once Saturday a month or so. I always freak out and don't think I have time to do it, but then I manage to squeeze in all my planning and grading on Sunday to make up for it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Catsi Catsi is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 915
Default

I love putting on my essence thing (it's a cone that uses water to steam up and disperse the essence), lighting some candles and putting on some kind of epic piece and just taking it all in.

I love taking a nice long calming walk with the dogs. I LOVE taking afternoon naps whenever I can. And I love curling up on the couch with the dogs and reading.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Fran101's Avatar
Fran101 Fran101 is offline
Resident fainting goat
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 12,397
Default

Everyday lol now I feel kind of spoiled. Ya I guess it is different if you don't have kids kind of lol I feel like, other then school, most of my time is me time lol

But yea, I go to classes in the morning, have work all afternoon, and then get home and do homework. By the time that's all done, I take a LONG shower (to begin "me time") lol do a whole self-grooming routine, make dinner, watch netflix..

In the morning or sometimes in the evening ( I don't do that as much, the park isn't well lit) I like to run that's another me time I suppose. It's very relaxing and gets all my stress out.

Once a month I get my hair cut. That's a pretty special me day I do it on a sunday..and spend the whole day taking myself on a date! I take myself to brunch, get my hair done, get my nails done sometimes, go see a movie and top it all off with renting a DVD and getting my favorite take-out for dinner
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Kilter Kilter is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACooper View Post
or dads/guys too I guess!

How many of you take the time to totally spoil yourself and relax on a regular basis? And what does that 'spoiling yourself' consist of?

For me that is full on lock the bathroom door, light the candles, play some gentle music, soak in a nice bath, and no matter what noises you hear outside the door, you stay focused on relaxing and soaking up the peaceful goodness!

I just realized it's been at LEAST 3 months since I've done it! Yes, I've showered, hahaha, just not a relaxing hot bath with all the above mentioned accessories!

*Think I'll go do that right now!
Sadly I have actually gone to the bathroom and sat there for quite a while, till DH comes and asks if I'm ok, then I remember that when the kids are asleep I don't have to rush and go deal with them. Usually during the day I don't get to pee without someone banging on the door for something the second I get in there (same with making a phone call, it'll be silent till I get a 'hello' on the other end of the phone then suddenly both kids are hungry or need me).
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-05-2012, 05:41 PM
PitBullLove's Avatar
PitBullLove PitBullLove is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 856
Default

No, actually I don't LOL. I go to school and work two jobs, one of which I work on the weekends, too, and by the time I get home I clean, do the dishes, play with the dogs, clean the rat cages and let them out, and then pass out.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-05-2012, 06:22 PM
sparks19's Avatar
sparks19 sparks19 is offline
I'd rather be at Disney
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 28,311
Default

I don't have anything overly extravagent that I do. I'm not really in to baths lol

so my "ME" time is settling down with a drink and watching the latest episode of "Pretty Little Liars" or whatever my "Smut du jour" show is hahaha. I love it. Hubby is the best. he gives me a kiss, makes me a drink and says "your show is on. I'll go play a game on the computer. Enjoy your smut" LOL. The computer is right beside me pretty much lol so he hears all my GASP, NOOOOOO, SHOCK, AWWWWW, YOU BITCH lol.

I also get "Me" time at the homeschool co ops. We have three periods and you are in a class for 1 or 2 but never THREE of those periods and that's why we have the moms room. complete with coffee, tea, snacks and almost always ... chocolate lol. it's great. you sit around and snack and chat with the other ladies. no kids in the moms room so it's just the ladies and lots of laughter and good times.

Hubby and Hannah also go on "dates". Hannah loves these times. They go out to eat (usually the diner or Chick Fil A... both favorites of Hannahs) and then usually he takes her somewhere and buys her a present HAHAHA if it's light out they will go to a park and play or do something else fun and usually during those times I am home watching my smut shows LOL and horizontal on the couch
__________________
Quote:

“Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.”


G.K. Chesterton
“Family fun is as necessary to modern living as a kitchen refrigerator.” – Walt Disney






Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-05-2012, 06:55 PM
zoe08's Avatar
zoe08 zoe08 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,160
Default

I might watch some TV, play a video game, or read after kids go to bed. But ideal "me" time, as in actually getting away from the house for myself? Not very often. Almost everything I do involves the kids somehow, even if I go shopping...I go shopping for them. Tomorrow my neighbor and I may have "mommy" time and actually go out shopping for OURSELVES. That doesn't happen very often, but we both really need some new jeans.

Occasionally my neighbor and I will go out to a movie, but we haven't done that in many months. And even then it's usually a late movie after the kids go to bed.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-05-2012, 07:02 PM
Baxter'smybaby's Avatar
Baxter'smybaby Baxter'smybaby is offline
swimming upstream
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 21,976
Default

I so envy people who have the opportunity for "me" time--my reality is that is very rare if ever.
I do try to find time to paint, but that too is limited because I really can't enjoy it if it is in small time increments--when I paint or draw, I want to get lost in the process... to loose touch with time and just be enveloped in the process.

I also have to take what moments we can steal for husband/wife time. Without that time to connect with each other, well--life would be pretty rough.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-05-2012, 08:53 PM
sparks19's Avatar
sparks19 sparks19 is offline
I'd rather be at Disney
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 28,311
Default

I am lucky because Hannah thrives on schedule and she has a hard 8 pm bedtime lol. Now nights like tonight where we have a little campfire and play music and such she gets to stay up late but most of the time we start the "get ready for bed" process at 7:30 and after story and prayer and back "tickles" (she gets that from me lol i lightly run my fingers up and down her back. It is such a relaxing feeling) and by 8 she is tucked in and falling asleep. That leaves me two hours or more of adult time each night.
__________________
Quote:

“Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.”


G.K. Chesterton
“Family fun is as necessary to modern living as a kitchen refrigerator.” – Walt Disney






Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 PM.


©1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site