Are you a parent?
Of small children?
Are you the mother??
Do you feel 100% responsible for the care of your children?
Or Number 1 carer?
Who's the boss?
Are you the boss??
If you have to ask for time out, or if you can run down to the shop or go for a walk, does that mean you're the boss or he's the boss?
Not that it matters. Unless you want to be the boss. And I don't!
I just get a little teeny weeny bit peeved that he gets to say...
"I'm just going for a walk" (= 2 hours)...or...
"I'm going to Bunnings for more pavers" (= at least 2 1/2 hours)...or...
"I'm just popping over to X's to check out their new shed (= who knows how many hours).
I never 'just' go somewhere or pop out to anywhere without serious and careful consideration of what the kids are doing, what they need, have they been fed, do they need changing and/or do they need a nap.
Am I making things difficult for myself?
Should I be saying...
"I'm just going to get my hair done" (= 3 hours)...or...
"I'm popping down to Spotlight" (= at least 2 1/2 hours)...or...
"I'm just going to visit Mum, see you next week" (without any notice or prior warning)
This might be evil me coming out...
but that sounds a wee bit funny to me.
Should I do it?
Nah...of course I won't!
But it's fun to dream....sometimes.... ;)