Everyone LOVES having a family, but people living with even the BEST family can go bonkers at times… Am I right? well maybe for some of the people out there, they have it all figured out! (Noooo, no way! that cannot be true, they go crazy too! unless if they’re robots). Anyways! How do we as members of our awesome families stay sane on those insane days? there’s only one cure… ME TIME! when you’re going to lose your cool, or you’re just crabby (we all have those days, let’s be honest!) take some time to yourself to unwind.
Scenario 1: So you’ve had it up to the ceiling with all the bickering going on in the home, you feel like the only peacemaker, but no one is listening to you… You then talk in a normal tone, like you’re not fuming inside and say ‘I’m going to the coffee shop for 20 minutes!’ You order your favorite drink, plunk down on a comfy chair, and can actually hear your thoughts, when all of a sudden a stranger sits next to you and wants to talk your ear off… usually you’re friendly and wouldn’t mind a conversation, BUT not now! what do you do? here’s what you can do…
This ought to freak them out, but at least they’ll leave you alone!
Scenario 2: Well, you’ve spent the day cleaning the house, while you’re sore from all the tedious work, it wasn’t so bad cleaning because you were blasting your favorite CD while singing and dancing AND cleaning… How amazing are you! quite amazing you multi-task-er! (yes, I made up that word ‘mulitasker’ if my grandma could make up words, than so can I!)… Great work! (story not done… proceed!)
THEN, everyone is walking through the door, and what the heck happens to all your hard work? OMG! it’s like a tornado went twisting, spitting, and knocking everything out-of-order. The kids tracking sand throughout the house (parents, you know what I’m talking about!) those lovely kids spilling their juice, eating as crumbs flying out of their mouth onto the floor, backpacks dropped on the floor, their friends pouring into the house… the man of the house walks in too! and puts his belongings where ever he feels, grabs himself a snack and leaves everything out. What do you do?
Just SCREAM, don’t say anything, just scream all the toxins out! I’m kidding! fill up a nice hot bath and soak in it with a sign on the door stating ‘if you want to live, do not open!’
Scenario 3: What about dads who want to come home to a quiet house and not be asked for money, or told to get those ribs on the grill, or become a jungle gym… what can he do? Kiss and hug everyone hello… then in 5 minutes everyone will leave him alone!
Scenario 4: Can’t forget the younger kids… You get home from a bad day at school, a punk in your class just wont leave you alone and you try to not let it ruin your day… but today it’s just not happening! bummer! So you get home and just want to grab a snack and kick off your shoes and sit in your room for a little me time, BUT you have siblings! oh man, where can you get some ME time? what can you do? Well, if you have a pillow handy, hit them with it… only kidding! …Tell them you want to play hide and seek and you’ll seek, ‘remind them to pick a really good spot.’ and go about your ME time later explaining you looked high and low but couldn’t find them… No, kidding again… you’re just screwed, sorry! Just try to remember there are benefits to having siblings, read my post: Siblings…Got To Love Them!
I think this quote can be used for all siblings, not just older! what do you think?
Overall, families are great and loving and fun, but even the best families can drive you up a wall… so just remember, get in your ME time! Make it happen or you’ll go insane!
Lastly, a reminder to parents, you are the coaches to your family! the best thing you can do for your family (your team) is to stay united, fun, loving, and lighten the load for each other!
You read it fathers, love the mothers of your children!
Take time for yourself and love the chaos of family because it’s better than being alone!
Hope you enjoyed this read!
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