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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    OMG to suggest that putting on a nice pair of clothes and doing your hair would make you enjoy being a SHAM is ludicrous.
    Lol... I do my hair and "dress up" (I even have my nails done weekly) and I still find being a SAHM mundane and exhausting....

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    Love this post!
    I'm only on maternity leave with my first but I was desperate to go back to work in the first month after bub was born! It's better now but I can't imagine being a full time sahm. I'm only going back two days so don't really feel like I will be a working mum- more a mum who gets some adult time!!

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    Doesnt suck for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    Lol... I do my hair and "dress up" (I even have my nails done weekly) and I still find being a SAHM mundane and exhausting....
    I am more dressed up when I'm not at work than I am at work (no make-up, hair gets pulled back in to a quick pony and my uniform is a polo shirt and pants).
    But doing my housework in my skinny jeans and tank top, with my hair straightened didn't make me enjoy it any more! haha

    And Jontu, you are so right. I had 3 under 4. It was h3ll. It was non stop nappy changes, tantrums, feeding (either breast or making food for the toddlers), washing and mess for me to clean up. It was exhausting. Now I have two school age and one pre-school aged and it's much more enjoyable, but I get bored in my summer holidays when I have 3 days to myself every week until uni starts back. I couldn't imagine doing that 5 days a week...I'd have to fill my days in with being a proactive volunteer at the school, and whilst it's awesome that parents get so involved and I do pitch in when I can, I don't want to do it every week. I'd go crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    Doesnt suck for everyone.
    Of course not, but does that mean that those who don't enjoy it can't vent? I come from generation after generation of SAHM's and I have nothing but respect and gratitude for everything they did for their kids. I missed my mum soooooo much when she went back to work and I begged her to quit her job and stay home again...I was 13, and the youngest! The intention here isn't to make SAHM's feel bad that they enjoy it, but it's just the same as a working mum venting about how much they hate it and wish they could stay at home...it's not a dig at the working mum's. It takes all sorts to make the world go round. If you love it, that's awesome. I think that's the ultimate goal in life, to be happy in whatever it is you are doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    OMG to suggest that putting on a nice pair of clothes and doing your hair would make you enjoy being a SHAM is ludicrous.

    It it wouldn't hurt though to make those conscious choices for yourself.
    I had a nice pm from op, so I'm not against her feelings in any way, but @TeBe could have a point, not just for op but other sahm who feel similar and seems there's a lot sadly.
    Motherhood sure can throw you for a loop and it can take many years to settle into it, if that makes any sense.
    What the mundane things take from your sense of self can actually be good for you and being a little less preoccupied with our own needs and our own wants is not always a bad thing.
    Essentially the sacrifices can make is grow and what could be a better thing to pour your heart and soul into than the lives you chose to create?

    Hats off to working mums I always say because I could not imagine dealing with a bunch of often ignorant and frustrating strangers all day to come home and still have to do the dinner, bath, bed thing. Working outside the home mothers are made of tougher stuff than me as far as I can see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Of course not, but does that mean that those who don't enjoy it can't vent? I come from generation after generation of SAHM's and I have nothing but respect and gratitude for everything they did for their kids. I missed my mum soooooo much when she went back to work and I begged her to quit her job and stay home again...I was 13, and the youngest! The intention here isn't to make SAHM's feel bad that they enjoy it, but it's just the same as a working mum venting about how much they hate it and wish they could stay at home...it's not a dig at the working mum's. It takes all sorts to make the world go round. If you love it, that's awesome. I think that's the ultimate goal in life, to be happy in whatever it is you are doing
    Im sorry, where did i say people couldnt vent??

    The title says that being a sahm sucks. I said it doesnt suck for everyone. I didnt say that people had to love it or keep quiet about the fact they clearly DONT ALWAYS ENJOT it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    Im sorry, where did i say people couldnt vent??

    The title says that being a sahm sucks. I said it doesnt suck for everyone. I didnt say that people had to love it or keep quiet about the fact they clearly hate it.
    No worries. I must have just read your post in the wrong way

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