Is it wrong to say I'm jealous? I work and have two very full on small kids. I'd love to have the space and time to get bored or lonely - probably not always - but I'd love to try it for a week or so............... I think I am going to crack if my head gets filled up with any more stuff.
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02-05-2014 14:58 #51
02-05-2014 15:03 #52
Yes I do, not so much now because school drop off and pick up helps break the day up, especially when I have kinder pick up as well. I also suffered anxiety and that made things really bad but I have had that under control for a few months now and it has made the world of difference. I have also made a few friends through the school and kinder and have family close by that will accept me hanging around for a couple of hours when I am feeling down so this has all really helped also. On the downside I live in a small town with no activities like story time, etc. When my first was a baby and I was in a town where I knew no one it was very lonely.
02-05-2014 15:48 #53Senior Member
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Not so much lonely but I get very bored.
02-05-2014 16:08 #54
Ds2 was very easy, I knew a lot more by then therefore was a lot more content and relaxed. I also have a 3 year gap in between which is fantastic. And my dh started working away after we had ds2. You just get in a routine and manage. That's just me.
02-05-2014 16:11 #55
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02-05-2014 16:13 #56Junior Member
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Not so much lonely, more trapped and frustrated. Lets be honest, socializing sure isn't the same as pre-children! It usually involves socializing with a whining bub in tow and stunted conversations that don't ever feel like you've really caught up (especially if the person you're catching up with has kids as well). Sometimes it feels like too much effort and staying at home is easier so you start to lose touch with the people you used to see. I'm not sure if i'll ever get used to that. Being a full time SAHM is so exhausting sometimes i just feel like i don't have any energy left to socialize.
02-05-2014 16:14 #57
No i don't. I have a great mothers group/playgroup and have lots of playdates so if i need time away from the house it's easy to organise. I've just started back at part time work but my kid has so much energy and only has very short catnaps so i don't get time to be bored or feel lonely.
I think getting out to do child related stuff can help, being stuck at home all the time probably does get lonely.
02-05-2014 16:54 #58
No, and I don't get bored either. 3 kids keeps me plenty busy
I have a good balance between my kids, my house, socialising and me time and I'm loving it. I couldn't imagine not being a stay at home mum. I'm just sad that it will be over soon when they are all at school
02-05-2014 16:58 #59
02-05-2014 17:03 #60
Its a different kind of bored and lonely. I crave mental stimulation, adult conversation. I want to have a conversation that isnt about kids. I want to feel like more than just a mum. Its just unfortunate that our situation means work isnt an option just yet. I am lucky to be able to be a full time SAHM but I dont always enjoy feeling alone and isolated during the day.
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