I now know what I am. I'm a raccoon mom.
Last week after my root canal appointment while I was waiting for the husband to pick me up at the Second Cup, I picked up a copy of The National Post and started reading an article about moms who feel so private time deprived they go without sleep just to get some time to themselves. - Raccoon Moms.
As I read, I couldn't believe it, they were talking about ME! This is how I've been living for years. Well, 7 years to be precise.
The husband has been telling me for....well a long time, that I need to get some sleep, but I always found it hard explaining to people that I feel as if my time is being robbed if I sleep. I find it to be such as waste of time because when the wee man is up I want to be with him, making sure he is getting the best of me, but once he's in bed, it's mommy time!
Once everyone is in bed then I get to "me" things. Things like:
- Reading the paper (although I have given up my newspaper habit recently and found myself easily reading 3 books a week)
- Blogging (duh)
- Watching movies
- Designing stuff for the etsy shop
- Finishing up contracts that are long overdue
- Planning renos
- Just sitting
I could never give this time up, not even for sleep. I'm just glad to hear that I'm not the only one.