Before I had kids, I always thought that stay-at-home Mom’s were kinda spoiled. I mean, seriously, how much work can a few little kids really be? Now that I am a stay-at-home mommy, I know the answer to that question…. A freakin’ lot.
It’s not hard work per say, it’s more the constant, mind-numbingly repetitive, boring crap kind. Dishes, mopping, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, laundry, making meals, picking up toys…just to have to do it all again the next day, and the next, and the next…..Add to that whining, crying and fighting all day long and your left with shot nerves and a strange facial twitch. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and I love being able to be home with them, it’s just that all work and no play makes Mommy go crazy!
You know that old saying, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? I think that works in reverse as well, when you are around someone all day, everyday, no matter how little and cute they are, you can’t help but want to duct tape them to the wall and run naked down the street screaming.
K. I feel better. I guess what I’m saying is, even though I have the greatest job in the world, I want two 15 minute breaks and a lunch break and I want to be done at 5:00p.m. Not going to happen, I know. At least I can take a mental breaks and completely check out from time to time! Enter….crafts, blogging, youtube surfing and just starring at the wall for a few minutes each day. I do not feel guilty about my occasional vacations from reality…. It makes my return home so much sweeter.
My daily tip? You too need mental breaks from whatever your daily grind is. Try a new hobby, buy a new book, take an evening class, or you could always start a blog!