what do you do to help YOU

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Jena, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Jena

    Jena New Member


    so, i was sitting here being tortured by difficult child as per usual because she cant' sleep again shocker lol. and i thought hmmmm what do all us burnt out amazing parents do to cope, to help ourselves??? it doesn't have to be a healthy habit. :)

    i for one have taken up the passtime of eating, chips, chocolate whatever i can get down there. gained 15 lbs. since wedding lol.

    for me its' usually a cup of tea sitting on my floor in the bathroom (only rm. she cant' get to me)

    or walking my dog alone

    reading a book when she isnt' around

    what's your natural resource?? what filles your cup up again after difficult child's diminish the contents of your cup :)

    i thought we could all use this post especially now with-the start of school and alot of working mom's here
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Walking my donkey.
  3. Jena

    Jena New Member

    i opened the door on that one, didnt' i?? and you and your pink donkey danced right in lol. LMAO
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    My fave pasttime and natural resource is reading all of your notes ... :tongue:

    1) Hiding
    2) Sleeping
    3) Reading
    4) Walking
    5) Eating
    6) Eating chocolate
    7) Eating cheese and crackers with-pinot grigio
    8) Screaming my head off until I get it out of my system
    9) Massage
    10) B&N
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Exercise-it really does help me!
    Vegging in front of the tv
    Getting together with friends.
    Enjoying husband's and my warped sense of humor about the kids:tongue: Much as we love them you just have to laugh some times.
  6. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    For me it is usually and nice chat with husband or my BFF about my troubles with difficult child or work or whatever is going on at the time. And a pedicure always helps too !
  7. Jena

    Jena New Member


    did number 1 on your list say hiding?? LOL...

    way way too funny,
  8. ML

    ML Guest

    What Terry said!
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Showering-long and hot
    Hiding in my room pretending to be napping really just reading.
    Taking dogs for a walk
    Venting to a friend.
    School! For me!!

    Really, incorporating ways to detress, I have finally learned, helps me to cope on a daily basis.
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Riding my donkey, naked, with my lady Godiva wig, through a crowded room, with a riding crop singing the Australian National anthem......and eating bon bons. yeah --------that's sooooo relaxing. (thank you for opening the door) I hate to dismount, drag him in and then jump back on....I always snag my wig and end up doing a peep show -
  11. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I get up every morning and run on the "Road to Nowhere" treadmill in my basement. It's early. It's dark. No one else is awake (I mean NO one. Except my neighbour, who drives by every morning at 5:05 like clockwork -- I can see him through the window) . I can think. Or not think. I can watch tv (husband installed a ceiling mounted tv down there for me, darling man). Or not. But it's my time.
  12. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Oh yeah, and scheduling an appointment for personal grooming and a pedicure are very therapeutic!
  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    ... and then we wonder why our kids are in therapy.

  14. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Star...You ARE a riot!
    Whatever you are on, I have one question...why have you NOT SHARED it with any of us? Hmmmm?
    (Just kidding!...you are a HOOT!) So many funny/cute/wise posts by EVERYONE!
    My answers are MUCH the same.....although I would reserve 'hiding' for last....(although, I DO believe I've done it).
    Some of my faves:
    1. reading
    2. mani/pedi
    3. talking with a friend
    4. therapy
    5. exercise
    6. massage
    7. vacation
    8. movies
    9. records on tape
    10. chocolate (but I try very hard to avoid this one)
    11. getting somewhere ELSE ...anywhere else....like going to the book store (very similar to hiding!)
    12. watching TV

    PS: WHAT IS B AND N??????????
    Lasted edited by : Sep 9, 2010
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Braying and Nickering.....(eeeeeeeeehhhh ahhhhhh) and I'm on LIFE baaaabay!!!!!!! Whooooooooooo (say that like Rick Flair) Whooooooooooooooo
  16. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    OMG, Star, that was good.

    It's actually Barnes and Noble.

    I'm sure I can find a book on donkeys there ...
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    donkeys are IN barns and they ARE noble. This is true. whooooooooooooo baby.............WHooooooooooooooooooo.

    No kidding really - BAM had very few. Traitorous, wretched store. I shall start shopping at the NOBLE store.