Are you a PMT sufferer? (Pre Me-Time Tension)

I recognise the signs well in advance. I start to get a bit grumpy, the patience starts to wear a bit thin, hubby starts to get “the look” more often than not and he gets very snappy answers to any of his questions. It’s that time, I’m suffering from PMT (pre me-time tension)!

When I get like this I know perfectly well I’m due a bit of me-time to get my head back in gear. It doesn’t need to be much. A coffee and trashy mag for an hour or a wander round M&S (alone!). Yesterday I ended up in a service station McDonald’s where I sat for half an hour on my my own with a Big Mac and a latte. It sounds daft but it felt wonderful to be sat there and no one knew where I was. I had no one to worry about or be accountable for. Just being Jo.

My husband is great and he will always let me do what I want (within reason, obviously) but I’m my own worst enemy. All week I’ll moan I want a bit of me-time but when it comes down to it I’d rather spend my time with my two boys than not. When Saturday comes around and I could go shopping in the morning on my own, my preference is sitting in a cold sports hall watching O at Rugbytots and cheering him on!

But I am due a bit of alone time so next Wednesday when I’m off for half term I’m going to send O to his grandparents as normal and I’m having a “me” day. I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do, although a trip to the hairdressers and a manicure is favourite at the minute.

When the day is over I’ll be rushing back to my boy and hubby will be safe from PMT for another few weeks!


  1. February 12, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    I love that you have given this a name! I am so going to be dropping this in with hubby when its time for me to get some PMT!

  2. February 15, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Love how you have named this beast. I get it lots! You are wise in realising it does not take much me time to get you/us back on track

  3. February 15, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! I walked around the homes section in TK Maxx, whilst hubs and munch were in the toy section. It felt fab!

  4. My Travel Monkey
    February 18, 2014 / 10:07 am

    Ditto! I am exactly the same. And unfortunately for hubby, I suffer from both forms! He can’t win poor man.

  5. Beth
    February 19, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I am so glad someone else feels the same!! I haven’t had just a ‘me time’ day in months. I think it’s quite important for us parents to have atleast a couple of hours or a day and night away from the kids – to keep us sane! I get your symptoms when it come an hour before bedtime, so I try keep myself busy until it is time for bed HOORAY!


  6. February 19, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    I love that you’ve named it! I need regular me-time or I become a complete grump, and in all seriousness I do think it’s important – and as you say, it doesn’t have to be for long! Just a bit of silence will do sometimes πŸ™‚ #MMWBH

  7. February 19, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Awesome name for it and I can so relate to this! Me time is SO important! Hope you do get a nice relaxing break!! πŸ™‚ xx #mmwbh

  8. February 19, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    I hope you had a lovely ‘me’ day. Everyone deserves one every so often πŸ™‚

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