wondering how common this is. i guess i'm an introvert, but at my age (40+), i've learned to be more outgoing. but still... i NEED some alone time every day. like, NEED it.
my husband is very extroverted, and he never understands how i need to just sit and have some alone time. which i never get during the day, but maybe very rarely a few minutes here and there. for the most part, i'm home alone with the kids morning, noon and night. he has a wacky work schedule, and is older than me, and i guess he REALLY needs his sleep, b/c he takes a long nap during the day and then goes to bed at 9 each night.
as for me, i'm alone getting the 2 kids to bed, which can be a long process. and once it's finally achieved, if i start by sitting down in my chair by my computer and with the remote... well, i tend to stay put for awhile.
my mind wanders. i google ideas that i have and find more information. i check emails. i check facebook. i might check in on MDC (like now).
soon i find some time has passed, and i realize that i'm trading sleep for alone time. and yet... it's so hard to give up the alone time, knowing i won't have it again for another 24 hours.
anyone else like this too??