I adore my children. I love being a mother more then any thing else. It's the most important thing I do.
I just want to be left alone. I don't want to listen, I don't want them hanging on me. Some days I will give them pretty much anything to get them to be quiet and leave me alone.
On these days they eat ice cream, watch cartoons and play video games all day. I try very hard not to snap at them or yell. And to keep the peace and my sanity. Seconds on ice cream it is, then.
I feel guilty and I try and remember that all too soon they won't want to hang out with me. I make an extra super mommy effort the next day. But some days I really just need some quiet.
How do you handle it when you want to be left alone?