Summer has started and it is not even June yet. I have been home for the weekend plus 2 days and I am already about to go insane. That is only 4 days but it seems like 4 weeks. I am simply not cut out for this. I know some moms that are wonderful at it, it truly is their calling. Not me. I am soooo ready to go back to work tomorrow.
Now don’t get me wrong I love my kids, but this 24/7 business with 5 pre-teens is way too much to handle. I cant wait to pull out of the driveway and toss the care and supervision over to the nanny at 8 am tomorrow. Is that harsh? Maybe. But, if you were the one here breaking up all the fussing and arguments between my girls you might just change your mind.
I need structure in my day. I like a schedule, a plan. When I am a home, that is my place to relax and rest from work and the world. I find it hard to “do”. There maybe too much pool time around here…. is there such a thing?
Getting out of the house by noon is too “hard” to do, but I get to work by 7:30 am every other day of the week? How is this possible? See what I am talking about? This stay at home mom business really is a JOB, and not my JOB. I am a great mom, I love my kids, but I love my job too. There is nothing wrong with that. For a long time I think many moms have had a lot of guilt over working or not working and the time for that is OVER! We, no, I can be a great mom and a great member of the workforce at the same time…it does not mean I love my kids any less or I am not a good mom. I just have a different calling than someone else and THAT IS OK!
Now, I am off to work!