Single motherhood most definitely is not easy, then you throw a hyperactive five-year old into the mix. This most definitely does not ease the strain any. I’ve asked several people for their opinion on how to handle ths situation. The most frequesnt response is that you need to spend more one-on-one time with him and he may be more willing to provide you with more me time.
Even with taking my son to do more things such as breakfast in the mornings once a week, bike rides, going to the park, taking walks he still cannot get enough time with his momma. To boot, he just is not worn out by the end of the day and has a tendency to stay awke until 10:30-11:00 at night. However, the one activity that I have found to be effective is to take 15-20 minutes before bed to read to my son. He will actually sit still, cuddle up with me, and read with me. He has a few favorite books that are visually and auditorially appealing. Follwoing reading books, he generally is content to curl up, watch a movie, and fall asleep.
He usually falls asleep earlier the nights that we set aside some time to read books before going to bed. This means more me time for mommy in exchange for 15-20 minutes before bed. Momma has more time to partake in her chill time which involves socializing on facebook or even doing some writing.
If you have any suggestions for how to obtain more mommy me time please feel free to comment below. I am eager to learn about some other methods.
My mom almost died upon giving birth to me and it is because she had experienced painless vaginal bleeding during her third trimester pregnancy or in medical terms known as “Placenta Previa”, a complication of pregnancy but this case is rare and it’s an EMERGENCY cesarian delivery or else both mother and child will die. Only this occurs in 1 out of 200 pregnancies and in my mom’s case, well, since her age is 38 that time so she’s really high risk. She gave birth to me on her 8th month which left me to be born prematurely or else both of us will die. (I was in the incubator they said for 2 months).
That’s why I love my mom so much. I always feel her undying love and unconditional support that she gives to me until now. I could even remember when I was 6 years old, she even asked one of the hospital’s director if she can bring me inside the operating room just once for me to witness them operate a patient and because of my mom being so persistent they approved on it and there I was a 6 year old girl wearing a green operating gown with a mask and gloves on, all geared up and looking at them on one corner of the room just sitting quietly and watching on how they delivered a baby. That’s an experience too that I can never forget and that’s all because of mom.