Sorry to post two threads in a row but it's one of those days.
I have a friend who is a SAHM and I am back at work. I just came back to work 2 weeks ago so I'm still adjusting to the change. We have a GREAT bedtime routine and bedtime is 7:30. So when I get off work, and subtracting travel time, I have about 1-2 hours to spend with my peanut before bedtime. On the weekends (well only 2 so far) I'm spending as much time as possible with her as well as doing those weekly chores like cleaning up/grocery store/etc.
So my friend asked to come over this weekend with her 3 yr old and 6month old. I politely declined because I was doing a craft project while LO was napping and I was just enjoying our family time. I suggested that I stop by next weekend instead and she replied asking if we wanted to come over during the week. (These were all via text message). I feel really bad but I don't want to. I want to see her and her kids, but it is really inconvenient for me during the week. If I stop by after work, we'll only be there for 30-40 min before I need to get back home for bedtime and it's not enough time for a visit.
So how would you handle this? How do you tell a friend that you DO want to see her, but just not right now? Re-reading this I realize that I sound like a huge B...But I don't know what to do. I wish I could just come by and be willing to break the routine but the routine is so important to us right now! Advice?