Wow this thread has been an amazing read, enjoyed every post
Its nice to feel that others can relate. My DD is 9 months old so have only been a SAHM for a short time, but i am starting to feel its getting very groundhog dayish
I was so over working, the stress, the rat race everyday was picturing myself being some kind of stepford wife, baking and cleaning all day, having dinner ready at exactly 6pm with a big smile on my face but im starting to feel now like id love something to break the week up, but i dont really have a choice, ive got to be a SAHM and wouldnt put my DD into childcare anyway.
I swear the biggest headache for me atm is housework, i just feel like no matter how hard i try i cant keep up and cause we live iun a 2 bdr small unit i have to try and keep it tidy otherwise ill go insane. Some days i feel like just giving up i hate it. I try and remember that feeling of how much i hated going to work and spending my weekends doing housework etc but right now i feel like i just need a break!!
ETA i am sick atm and my DD is just getting over croup so that doesnt help, i havent been out of the house in days
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23-08-2011 21:37 #102
I am sick to the teeth of listening to them moan over utter crap. About nothing at all! NOTHING!
So? The boys, who are 10 and 8, were asked to write out what they like about this family, what they don't like, and what we could do better. So we now have a poster of 'house values' up on the wall, with a bit of give and take from all of us.
The girls of course, got to have their input too.
I have told them because I am sick to death of them telling me they have nothing and how unfair it is that I dont buy them stuff just 'because', that their $10 a week allowance they get from doing chores is theirs to spend on their extra stuff. if you want a football, buy it, don't hassle ME out for it because thats what YOUR money is for.
Anyway, our house values are all up, they are all positive....so instead of "dont hit" we have "it feels bad to hurt others', I have tried to put a reasonably positive spin on it.
Hope it works because I am at a loss. And they are sapping me of my soul these little turds
23-08-2011 21:53 #103
I just have to say that I love this post!
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