First off...is there a day you can take a break from parenthood? Just ONE day?
For me. I'm a single parent. I sometimes just want a day that is ALL MINE and not shared with the concerns of my dear child.
I want to sleep late.
I want to eat 10 slices of bacon and drink a carton of milk.
I want to sing loud to my favorite songs and dance and not worry about washing clothes or dishes.
I want to not WORRY all day as I work as a teacher.
I really feel for my parents that I work with because if I want a break- a momment to MYSELF and I just have one child how much more they must feel that way, too.
I worry about JL.
I try to decide how much input a 17 year old needs from her mother. I'm willing, but is this TOO MUCH.
She skipped school today. I set her to clean the kitchen as payment and I refused to talk to her. I tried to find time for myself, and went to Gmail, Facebook and now I'm writing this post. It seems I can find a space of Annie in writing that I cannot when I think.
I'm so tired of parenting. I just want to spend a week by myself and to be away from her. Is that bad? Am I burned out? Then, maybe she is burned out, too. Can a family be burned out?
So, today was a rough day at work, financially and parenting. No breaks today.