Runaway Mom: Confessions Part 1
Start writing a post

Runaway Mom: Confessions Part 1

Real confessions by real moms starting with me.

Runaway Mom: Confessions Part 1

We all have random thoughts we aren’t proud of. Some are vehicular rage driven, “if I ram my car into the back of theirs…”, others are less violent but still not our best moments. It isn’t often that I speak my random thoughts, but Friday I decided to share my thoughts with my husband.

Friday, I confessed to my husband I didn’t want to come home.

I was completely serious.

Before anyone casts the first stone and uses my head as target practice, let me give a disclaimer: I love my family. When I come home to my family it’s the highlight of my day.

With that being said…

Friday sucked. Friday was a bigger disappointment than fortunes in fortune cookies.

Friday was the end of my work week, I was exhausted and starving and the last thing I wanted to do was rush home, take care of my dogs and cook dinner. As I was talking to my husband on the phone while driving home, we discussed an incident at my daughter’s school that involved him receiving misinformation and driving back and forth from one town to another only to go to the wrong location to pick her up. Fun times.

Earlier that day, I had worked with the easiest clients, handled the easiest of problems and felt very appreciated at my job (it’s hard to hear my sarcasm from so far away, but I’m hoping you get it). On top of this, I had a physical therapy appointment that wiped me out. Not the worst day ever, but stressful and tiring, so needless to say, when I get a call from the husband telling me the school told him our daughter was in a location she wasn’t…I was ready to throw in the towel.

In nine years of marriage, I’ve never (that I can remember) told my husband, I don’t want to go home. Wait, I’m lying, last year we took a trip to Jamaica and when we were packing I did mention, I didn’t want to go home. But that’s different. No one wants to come back to North Carolina after being on a Jamaican resort.

Twenty minutes after telling my husband I didn’t want to come home, I met my family at a local restaurant for pizza and the thoughts and feelings disappeared. I still felt guilty for feeling like running away but it made me think. If I felt like running away, there have to be other mothers out there that feel this same way. So, I asked another mom I know (who wouldn’t think I had completely lost my mind) if they ever felt the same way I did. Her answer, absolutely. So, I asked other moms and their answer: YES.

What does this say about moms? We’re human, we don’t have superpowers and dear God we do get tired. So very tired.

Most of us have people we can lean on, for me, it’s my incredible husband, for other moms, it’s their friends and family. Feeling like running away isn’t a sign of bad parenting or selfishness. It’s self-preservation, the mind knows when we need a break. My husband took my kids fishing, my dogs were away from the day and I temporary had the house to myself and the funniest thing happened: I missed my family.

In the end, as badly as I wanted freedom and as much as I craved some me time, I really wanted to be with my family. Don’t get me wrong, the quiet time was amazing and I needed it but there isn’t a replacement for family time.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments