Mom time out: If we got it here's 6 things we would do

If anyone is brave enough to take the kids, here's how we would spend the day ourselves

Our kids mean the world to us but sometimes we’d love a bit of space to be selfish and self-indulgent for a whole day.
Here’s what we’d do if the kids had a day away with a lovely (and brave) relative:
Lie in
Alarm clocks are totally redundant if you have young children who have no idea it’s the weekend. While we might occasionally take it in turns with our partner to have a lie in, when you can hear screaming, the Peppa Pig theme tune and toy cars crashing into each other it’s not as relaxing as you might wish. To sleep in when the house is silent, now that’s luxury.
Have control of the TV
Every parent knows that trying to have a turn with the remote control is completely pointless. Even if you did get to sneak on a few minutes of your show, there would be so much noise going on that you’d struggle to hear it. We’d love for just one day to lay back on the couch in our PJs and flick to our hearts content.
Eat whatever wherever
All mums have a place they can hide to nibble away on their favourite treats but it would be nice to be able to devour a bar of Dairy Milk on the sofa with our feet up and a steaming cup of tea in front of us instead of outside the back door or behind the fridge door.
Not watch the clock
Oh, is it that time already? I can’t believe that I’ve watched three straight hours of ‘Game of Thrones’! The thing is it doesn’t matter! I’ve got nowhere to be, no-one to put to bed, no-one to feed and no nappies that need changing. May as well watch another three then!
Enjoy eating out
Meander down the road for a morning coffee and cake, have a long lazy lunch and then go out in the evening for a delicious dinner. Note: you don’t need to check if any of these places have highchairs, crayons or room for a buggy. 
Miss your children…
However much you need some time to yourself, the minute they’re out the door you miss them like crazy. The house is too quiet and too tidy, there’s no chattering or giggling and no one tugging at your leg or asking for a hug. Whatever you spend your day doing you’ll feel an emptiness that will only disappear once they’re back home where they belong.
Written by Jennie-  Irish mummy blogger and staff writer at www.familyfriendlyhq.ie
Check out her blog www.mummyvstheworld.com and facebook page

Jennie Dennehey

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