Advertisement
Parenting

9 signs you need a break...now!

Stay-at-home moms need time off, too. Here are some clues that you're long overdue.

By Ashley Bennion
9 signs you need a break...now!

9 signs you need a break...now!

Break time!

For stay-at-home moms (SAHM), some days are easy and joyous and some days just making it to bedtime is a struggle.

On those “where-is-my-straightjacket” days, any one of these signs is a clue that you could probably use a break. 

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: Carasoyn/iStockphoto

Sign No. 1

If you miraculously get all kids down for their naps at the same time — cue angels singing on the clouds — and your first thought is: “Yes! Uninterrupted laundry and cleaning!”...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: ruizluquepaz/iStockphoto

Advertisement

Sign No. 2

If a friend calls in sick to work and the thought of sleeping on the couch, watching daytime TV and having someone else make you soup — even with the flu — fills you with unadulterated jealousy...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: rollover/iStockphoto

Sign No. 3

If you can’t remember the day of the week, realized you just put milk in the cupboard and then got halfway out the door without your baby...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: JaniceRichard/iStockphoto

Sign No. 4

If it’s 3 PM, you haven’t changed out of your pyjamas and try to convince yourself no one will know the difference because they basically look like yoga pants, right?...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

(And for the record, no they don’t.)

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: Yuri_Arcurs/iStockphoto

Advertisement

Sign No. 5

If you look at steam coming off of a plate as some foreign science experiment because, let’s face it, you haven’t eaten food hot since you were pregnant with your first kid...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: ArtisRams/iStockphoto

Sign No. 6

If you start the mental countdown to bedtime before your first cup of coffee...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: casenbina/iStockphoto

Sign No. 7

If an enthusiastic “TGIF!” or “Happy Friday!” thrown your way makes you sneer and roll your eyes because Fridays are as extinct as a shower or sleep-in...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: Mikkaphoto/iStockphoto

Advertisement

Sign No. 8

If you choose your outfit based on what would best hide baby barf on top and baby poop on bottom...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

(Although you’re arguably doing better than number 4, so good for you!)

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: vgajic/iStockphoto

Sign No. 9

If you’re hosting a playdate and realize too late that you’re peeing with the door open while keeping the conversation going, because, hey, that’s how you roll now...

YOU NEED A BREAK.

(Share this with all your mom-friends, SAHM or not, who need a break. They’ll get a chance to read it in a month.)

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: Goldmund/iStockphoto

Things moms miss

9 signs you need a break...now!Photo: Photolyric/iStockphoto
This article was originally published on Mar 13, 2013

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Advertisement
Advertisement