Me Time is Guilt Time



Me time – what’s that, you ask? I found the perfect definition at Wikipedia.com – A period during which someone relaxes by doing something he/she enjoys. (What a slap in the face.) Apparently, the definition I have known for many years does not apply. My definition includes a well thought of synonym “guilt time”. When I attempt this long sought out ideal of “me time”, one quite often tried out by other Super Moms, I feel guilty and my me time abruptly ends. Moreover, it is just not my kids that come to mind during my interrupted-with guilt me time. It is my husband, my mom, my siblings and even my job that somehow also manages to make me guilty. I am a walking guilt machine. I keep hearing a voice in my head shouting “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” like the piercing “A” in The Scarlet Letter.

I came across the Me Time Central (metime.com) website while visiting Nicole’s blog, appropriately titled The Guilty Parent (see I am not the only one). Upon visiting Me Time Central, I came across the perfect t-shirt and realized that no one could be more deserving of it than me. (Yes, Me!). At least, this way, I might actually look convincing while I am trying to enjoy that long deserved pedicure while my husband is babysitting the kids, or while I am reading that book during my lunch hour and ignoring my annoying boss who nags more than my nine year old or even not answering the phone when my mom calls because I want to watch my favorite soap opera.

Oh, wait, this was all just a dream. This blog post never really happened. How could I possibly ever consider not feeling guilty while trying to have me time? After all, me time is guilt time.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in guilt, me time, Me Time Central, t-shirt, The Guilty Parent. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Me Time is Guilt Time

  1. Melissa says:

    I have to say that’s about the only thing I don’t feel guilty about. Odd, because everything else in the world is my fault…;)Cute shirt.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s