Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why I should not be a SAHM, and why I have such admiration for them.

Truth be told, I'm bored.

Mostly, that's my own fault. I need to do a better job coming up with fun things to do with the kids to get out of the house. It's hard with a rambunctious almost-3-year-old and an infant, but it's my goal for the summer.

I have a great job for raising a family; holidays, summers, and snow days off- it's amazing. I get lots of time to spend with my babies... but I don't think I could handle any more. Here is why my admiration for stay at home moms comes in- I just don't know how they do it. How do they keep it fresh? How do they stick to a budget? How do they keep themselves from eating everything in the pantry? How do they manage it all?

Being home with Fynn last summer was awesome. Being home with both kids this spring on maternity leave has been great... but enough is enough. I need to have adult conversation during the day. Hell, I need to have conversations that don't revolve around bodily functions, crayons, and Team Umizoomi. I need a structure in place that doesn't allow me to snack all day long. I need a routine that give me a bit of a break and doesn't always revolve around the whims of tiny humans. I need a job that is not the same 24/7/365.

I mean really, more power to all SAHMs, because it is an incredible feat to know your job is never ending and still go about it on a day to day basis with a smile on your face. Yes, the pay is priceless; time with your children, seeing them grow and learn and knowing that's all on you. It's such a gift, but it's a gift that I can't seem to handle.

I lack the patience, creativity, and energy for this job!

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