Well deserved break

By KarmaComeBack - 18/05/2021 17:01

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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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…

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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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

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 👑

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!

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

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…

Your brother is full of shit. Don't listen to him.

Your brother is trash. Take your break you deserve it and always will.

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.

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.

that sucks so bad. that used to be my mentality, that I wasn't allowed to do something because I'd look like a bad mom. my brothers used to come pick my kiddo up to do something fun like mini golfing or go to the arcade. kiddo is 10 now, and my Brothers are still involved in her life, and they'll pick her up occasionally for me. they hug me about it, but they love hanging with her