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!!
Doesnt suck for everyone.
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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.
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!
I love being a stay at home mum. Hell I have been doing it for 21 years. I still think it suxs big time sometimes.
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Last edited by Zombie_eyes; 11-07-2014 at 20:52.
Cool, all sorted xox
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