All my life I have dreamed of being a stay at home mom. My own mom was a stay at home when I was younger until about 6th grade. I always thought “wow, what a cool job she has”. As a kid I thought she gets to pick what is for dinner, what activities to do and hang out at home probably watching television and talking on the phone while my sister and I are in school. The magical world of play-dates, shopping, baking a fresh batch of cookies for after school snack. Well, I WAS WRONG!
Now do not get me wrong. I am truly blessed with a wonderful husband and 3 amazing kids, but there are those days that I say to myself what was I thinking? There is no television watching outside of Sprout, no phone calls with adults until after the kids are in bed if I want to hear them and dinner? What is dinner? My family gets a home cooked meal 6 out of 7 nights but I never get to sit down and enjoy it.
Being a stay at home mom is the toughest and thankless job anyone can ever do and boy do I fully understand that now. My mom had passed away shortly after my first was born so I never got to ask the question “What was it like?” I think I can speak for all mom’s that some day’s it just sucks. Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed with being a stay at home mom. One home full day, one home half day and one full time in school has taken a toll on me. I am living my life 3 hours at a time. Hopefully this is just a tough year and I am sure I am not the only mom that feels like they have their days or weeks where they just coast. That is where I am.
I have learned it gets harder to be a stay at home mom the older the kids get. More things to do, over see and don’t forget keeping up with a house, meals and everything in between. Although I would not trade my job for anything in the world there are those days where I have to take a step back and wonder if I made the right choice.
I have to remember that next year it will get better right?
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