Friday, January 18, 2008

Stress Relievers

One of my promises to myself for 2008 is to learn how to relieve my everyday stress. This is one reason why I started this blog. I've always heard that writing your thoughts down relieves stress. We'll see...

Stressed? Yes, I am. Why?
It's not easy being a single parent. I wish I had the luxury of saying "Honey, can you watch the kid". I don't get a break until "the kid" is in bed. I have to sneak breaks. If the my child is downstairs, I'll tippy toe upstairs and wouldn't you know it, by the time I get to the top, "Mommy, where are you?" Sometimes, I have to go in the bathroom just to get a break. I don't do this often, but sometimes I need a moment to myself. Just a moment. I know even if you're married or have a significant other, being a parent can be stressful. However, being a single parent is even more stressful. The single parent fills many roles.

I love my child, but the he is like the "bunny", you know the one that keeps going and going. He's a chatter box as well. If I hear another corny "knock knock" joke I think I might scream. I might scream, if someone on my job comes to discuss something at 4:55 pm, when my "work" day is over at 5:00 pm and I have to pick up my child by 6:00pm or I'll have to pay $10 per every 3mins. I had to pay that hefty fee once and don't want to think about it...because it stresses me out!

So, now that you've had a little peek in my window, help me keep my promise to myself. Let me in on how you relieve stress. Also, share how you get a moment to yourself when the kids around.

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