By KarmaComeBack - 18/5/2021 17:01

Well deserved break

Today, my brother told me that wanting a break by having one evening away from my son makes me look like a really bad mother. My son is three and hasn't been babysat since he was an infant, and I've been a single mum for the last 8 months. I just wanted some time to recharge. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  21

Brother is either totally naive or a jerk or both. I am betting brother either is not a parent or takes very limited care of his children. We all need a little periodic away time from the people in our lives - be they children, spouses, parents, whatever. Don’t listen to brother he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Find a good sitter and take a little time each week to recharge.

I am also guessing this may have come up because you asked brother to babysit for you and this was his way of getting out of that…

By  myfakeacc  |  12

I'm sorry you doing it alone.

my boys are 3 and 18 months and my wife and I each get 1 evening per week to do what we like to be yourself again

take care of you so you can take care of your child

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By  myfakeacc  |  12

I'm sorry you doing it alone.

my boys are 3 and 18 months and my wife and I each get 1 evening per week to do what we like to be yourself again

take care of you so you can take care of your child

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  KarmaComeBack  |  6

Your wife is very lucky to have such an understanding and supportive husband 🙏 I always like hearing that mothers are being treated with the respect they deserve and fathers too, of course. So keep being awesome King 👑

By  Bogrbon  |  23

Having and taking care of kids is stressful. There’s nothing wrong in wanting to get a day off. Mother, especially single mother, is a job that makes you work nights, weekends and holidays with no overtime pay (or any pay at all.) Don’t let him or anyone make you feel ashamed of needing a day off every once in a while. As long as you don’t start taking more days off than on you are fine!

By  maskedangel  |  4

Your brother is wrong. There is nothing wrong with you getting away for a little bit. It helps kids build trust with other adults and you get some me time.
It’s actually better for you to get away for a little bit

By  Chazzster  |  21

Brother is either totally naive or a jerk or both. I am betting brother either is not a parent or takes very limited care of his children. We all need a little periodic away time from the people in our lives - be they children, spouses, parents, whatever. Don’t listen to brother he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Find a good sitter and take a little time each week to recharge.

I am also guessing this may have come up because you asked brother to babysit for you and this was his way of getting out of that…

By  xxlk4xx  |  5

there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with you taking a breath when you can and need it! please don't let your brother make you feel guilty or like you are a bad mother for taking care of your mental health. I'm not sure if he has kids or not, but I guess of mom's can't take breaks then dads shouldn't be able to either! I have 4 kids and don't get breaks too often but when I do it really does help me recharge! enjoy your break mama.

By  SM79  |  6

Your brother is a jerk who just doesn't understand. An occasional night off is definitely a NEED!!! HUGS. You aren't a bad mom for wanting that.