Duvet Days

my duvet

Duvet Days are one of those rare luxuries that I have never indulged in. When I was at work without kids  I always felt far too guilty to have a day off just to rest and recuperate. Now, there simply isn’t the opportunity as I always have a child in tow and you cant really get any rest and relaxation ever.

However, I am starting to think that a Duvet Day should be an essential part of being a parent. Just one day every three months say. A day where you can sit and think in peace, where you can lie horizontally across the bed and stretch wide, a day when nothing is asked of you, a day to regenerate, just a little. A little glimmer of peace which stretches into the horizon, but is attainable occasionally.

One of the reasons I haven’t posted much recently is that (alongside endless amounts of work) I simply cant seem to think straight. The children have started getting up all night long and are often up and down in the evening meaning that its very difficult to find time to think straight about anything, the gathering of ones thoughts is a rare thing these days. I also feel weary right through to the tips of the innards of my bones. I need sleep after nearly 7 years without an uninterrupted night and I need some mental peace.

I do spend time wondering if I’m actually a good parent, I mean I do everything that’s expected of me and probably more, but that is at the detriment of my personal life and well-being. Therefore I wonder if we should start one of those national social media campaigns for duvet days for parents. Anyone agree?


4 Responses

  1. Aussie Mum 18th June 2013 / 2:39 am

    I think a duvet day is a great idea but I'm not sure how we implement it! Wishing you luck in finding some quiet time for yourself!

  2. Emily Foran 18th June 2013 / 7:52 am

    Feel your pain but am lucky that between sympathetic husband and grandparents occasionally I sneak back for a few duvet hours – a whole day would be heavenly!! X

  3. Muddling Along 18th June 2013 / 10:22 am

    There should be some sort of law that parents get 12 hours a quarter of pure interrupted time for sleep or thinking – fancy running for Prime Minister off the back of that?

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