10 Signs That You May Need a Break

You know you need a break…

1. When your husband asks what you did today and you think he means you did nothing all day. Then you growl.

2. When someone asks you how old your kids are and you pause for a second because you honestly can’t remember.

3. When you find yourself sighing and rolling your eyes more than three times an hour.

4. When you’re in a Target parking lot and it takes too long to find your keys at the bottom of the black hole you call your purse, so you burst into tears.

5. When you’re taking notes in church and you start writing your to-do list in the margin.

6. When you put some kindergarten math worksheets in your first grader’s workbox so you can have two minutes of quiet while she does them on her own.

7. When your husband comes home at five and you’re still in your pajamas and he’s too scared to ask what you did today.

8. When you’re so exhausted that you fall asleep while giving a spelling test, but you still stay up until 2am watching Lost and 24 with your husband because you finally feel like you can rest and you want to enjoy that feeling.

9. When you start putting protein bars in the microwave so you can feel like you’re eating chocolate while still sticking to your diet.

10. When you write a blog post called 10 Signs That You May Need a Break.

Don’t ask me how I know these things. I wouldn’t want to have to admit that I don’t always take my own advice. Or that I sometimes growl.

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  1. Oh gosh, this might be me!! (blushing)

    I shamefully just growled at my hubby and had to call him back and apologize. (I WAS mopping the floor on my hands and knees if that makes any difference when he called in the first place).

    And I stay up too late all of the time just because I finally feel like I can relax then. Which might lead to my growling.


    I can really relate!

    Praying your day gets better, mama. :)

    .-= Mama Laundry´s last blog ..Laundry Routine: Stay at Home Moms =-.

  2. Ha ha. Same here. I can relate to the Lost and 24 thing. We got hooked on 24 a while back, and now a friend has loaned us Lost. We stay up late watching it and in the morning I don’t want to get up. But it’s the only time we have without kids. Oh well. This too shall pass. I mean, we will have watched all of the episodes of Lost and be able to get to bed earlier–presumably–unless somebody loans us some other obscure program we as of yet know nothing about.

    Usually when I have a “burst-into-tears-for-no-reason-day” I just need to eat better, and pray, and rest. No school, just rest–and garden if it’s spring! (ha ha)

    Have a better week, my Dear.

  3. Oh my…. #1 & #8 except I don’t watch tv, I blog. :) And I need a break too!
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..B90Days: Day 74 and I’m behind again =-.

  4. Mama’s baby–come home honey and I will take care of you. You can sit in the recliner, or lay in the bed. I will feed you oodles of calorie free deliciousness, and watch girl movies with you. I will close the blinds and let you sleep, or put on Van Morrison and dance with you.
    Whatever my Duck needs.

  5. This is so awesome. I have done #1, recently, and I have changed right before #7 occurred. This is an inspiring and freeing confession. I like it a lot, thank you.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..To Live Life As One, Inside Out =-.

  6. What you growl and roll your eyes? Ya’ OK me too! Great post! :)
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..Circus Fun =-.

  7. Yes, please! says:

    Ha, Ha, Ha! Yes, thank you!
    LOVE this post.
    What if this is most every day?

  8. #8 is me for sure. It’s so peaceful at night that I sometimes don’t want to go to sleep and start all over again…

  9. Love this post! I laughed out loud. Been there so many times … don’t worry, you DO come out of it and even learn to see it coming. :)
    Your blog’s refreshing and always a joy to read.
    Bless you!
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Chillin’ and Grillin’ =-.

  10. I love this list…. I am this list…
    Thanks for helping me realize I am not alone!
    Just found your lovely sight and will be coming back often!


  11. HA HA CUTE!

  12. Goodness – I definitely need a break! #1 catches me ALL the time…
    .-= Mozi Esmes Mommy´s last blog ..The Very Hungry Caterpillar =-.

  13. #6 cracked me up… I’ve never done that, but perhaps only because I never thought of it. I’ll have to keep it in mind… haha!

  14. I know when I need a break when:
    It feels like I just closed my eyes and the thought of routine makes me dred the day.
    You’ve spent most your time at home nursing contagious children and when I have the chance to go out, it seems like such a mission I don’t want to go anywhere.
    I look at jobs on the internet, knowing its not about the money, its about the break away from home life.
    A girlfriend comes over to visit and she’s talking about a cocktail evening her boss is shouting, and I get jelouse.
    When my partner comes home and I tell him about my day, and his day has’t been great either but…
    You know to keep this house running….you need a break

  15. um, yeah – i’m so there! thankful that a ‘rescue squad’ is coming my way very soon! :)
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  16. These are great, but I might add, you know mom needs a break when breakfast is a bowl of cereal and a margarita! ;-) I think I found this for a reason, hope you don’t mind if I spread your word on my blog!


  17. So glad to know I’m not the only one who might occasionally growl when irritated. My fiance once started laughing when i got frustrated with a game i was playing i growled at it. He said its quite cute when it’s not him I’m growling at. Perhaps all those shows on animal planet i watched as kid caught up with me. =3

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