Moms and dads, are you craving a little quiet time right about now?
It’s especially tough to do right now because of this lockdown that has everyone crammed into close quarters with their families for months on end.
Two words sum up the whole experience: NOT COOL.
We all need alone time and parents especially need some alone time once in a while. But, as you know, it can be tough for them to get any kind of silence.
Parents, these tweets are for you.
1. Take over that fort!
Teach them a lesson.
Family Quarantine Diary: Day 52
Just laid siege on my kid’s fort so I had a place for alone time.
— The Dad (@thedad) May 5, 2020
2. Hey, that’s pretty good!
Pay attention to this mom’s advice.
I just wanted five minutes to drink my coffee so I sent my kid in the other room to look for a toy that’s in my pocket.
Follow me for more parenting hacks.
— Not the Nanny (@not_thenanny) May 20, 2020
3. The only quiet place.
You gotta do what you gotta do.
If you see a car sitting in an abandoned parking lot, just know it's probably a mom, trying to get some peace, quiet, and work done. #Quarantine
— Kristen Mei Chase (@thatkristen) April 30, 2020
4. No more sunshine, please!
I can’t take this much longer!
parenting makes you do weird things like hate the daylight for waking your kids and preventing them from going to bed
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) May 21, 2020
5. Just do what you need to do.
And try to keep them occupied!
Quarantine level: I let my 3yo play with playdoh before 8am and I didn’t even try to stop her when she started combining colors cause it gave me a few min of peace and quiet
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) April 18, 2020
6. You’re not alone…
The baby in your stomach knows…
*Husband takes the kids outside so I can be alone
*Grab a book and sit down to relax ALL BY MYSELF for the first time in 8 weeks
Baby inside my uterus: *kicks* Bitch, you thought.
— The Salty Mamas (@saltymamas) May 11, 2020
7. You’re preaching to the choir.
And, by the way, it’s not gonna happen.
5yo: Mommy, I want some alone time but my sister won’t leave me be.
Me: Dude, same.
— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) March 17, 2020
8. Silence is golden.
And that’s the best reward anyone can ask for.
Don’t tell my kids but when I say they can play video games as a reward for being done their schoolwork the reward is for me and the reward is silence and being left alone
— Vision Bored (@VisionBored1) April 21, 2020
9. A vicious cycle.
But, what are you gonna do?
Crazy that I stay up late every night and consistently feel like crap the next day but will never do it differently because I’m a mom and that’s the only peace and quiet I get.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) March 25, 2020
10. Words to live by.
You deserve it!
Live ~ Laugh ~ Lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy some alone time today. You deserve it.
— Moderately Mom (@momtribevibe) May 3, 2020
11. Here comes a meltdown.
I’m warning you!
Husband and kids go out for a walk.
Me: Ahhhhhhh….peace and quiet!
Neighbor: This is a perfect time for circular saw use.
— ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?Ohio mom of two (@OhioMomoftwo) May 24, 2020
12. That’s not a bad idea.
Give it a shot. See if it works.
Homeschooling Tip: if you count Tiktok in their rooms as kids music, dance and PE classes you might get a few hours alone in peace.
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) April 17, 2020
13. A brilliant maneuver.
Why didn’t I think of that…
Wife [walking into living room]: What time did you get up?
Me: 5 AM.
Wife: But it’s the weekend! WHY SO EARLY?!
Me [sipping coffee]: I’ve had 3 kid-free hours of silence.
Wife: Why didn't you wake me?
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) April 25, 2020
Okay, now we want to hear from all the moms and dads out there.
Are you going nuts right about now with absolutely no peace and quiet? How are you getting your alone time? Are you getting ANY alone time?
Talk to us in the comments.
Please and thank you!