A former working mom trying to figure out what being a SAHM is all about.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This Mommy Needs a Break!

I've reached that point.

Every mom has it. It's the day your husband walks in the door and you head out without much of an explanation, just "I need a break!" You drive around, head to a local retail store to walk around aimlessly, maybe a book store to grab a cup of coffee. Not really caring how your husband is doing without you, just that you don't have to deal with bath time, story time, pajama struggles and sibling fighting for that night.

This is my "I've had it!" face

I have started thinking of how long it's been since I've been away from my kids for longer than nap time. I think it was a few weeks ago for a church dinner. Then I started to think about the last time I went out alone. Running to the post office or market doesn't count. Just a mommy only shopping venture, Hmmmm, it's been months. Yes, months!

For some reason this weekend has been tough with the kids. Not listening, fighting, walking out in the middle of church to discipline my son who was talking loudly and not being a "good listener." Then laying down to catch a short nap only to have my son wake up from a very short nap and tap my every five minutes for something, even after I turned on his favorite movie and told him mommy needed a nap too. That didn't happen.

This week I go back to work. It will be for two days a week. I've been worried about how I will handle leaving my daughter who is with me ALL the time (my son attends preschool three days a week). I think this trying weekend has been God's way of preparing me and showing me this job will be a good change. Maybe I will get some of my sanity back.

Not everyone is made to be a SAHM. I've enjoyed the time home with my kids but have known it wasn't a permanent gig for me. I think becoming a part-time working mom will be good for me. Hopefully it will help me find patience again.


Anonymous said...

If you don't find patience again its not your fault. I'll miss your posts!! I need those as a SAHM!!

Love you!

mommatojoa said...

I have these days very often now that I am pregnant with our third. I just get so tired and stressed by the time hubby gets home the kids are all his for the evening.

I too think I should have a part time job, but we wouldn't be able to afford day care.

Lilac City Momma said...
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Lilac City Momma said...

I completely agree with you!! Not everyone is meant to be a SAHM. I do it yes, but if I did not have my couple nights out a month by myself I would FREAK OUT!!

Good luck going back to work & also thanks for stopping by Lilac City Momma!

Tiffany Christie said...

Here from the bloghop.
I follow you on GFC. I'd love for you to follow me back
Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

I dont remember my last alone day lol.
Good luck! New follower here from the bloghop. Would love a follow back.



Jill said...

I agree not everyone is made to stay home with their kids all day every day! Hope you enjoy the break (?) going back to work!

Just letting you know your feature post has been published today on Creating my way to Success! Thanks again so much for doing this!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

I guess we all go through these times and they are hard. My husband doesn't do a lot in the child care department, and even when I "ask" him to look after Amy, he pulls his face. It drives me mad at times.

CJ xx

Nightly Cafe said...

We all need a break from Mommihood sometimes :). Happy Wednesday. New follower.



Made By Gen said...

A new follower from Skip & jump Wednesday..See you.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you for following my blog! I am returning the favor. Have a Sweet Week!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I have days like this too. I have an at home business, but maybe I need a job that takes me out of the house LOL!

I'm following from the hop.


TexaGermaNadian said...

It does sound like you need a good break...and hope you get one soon! Stopped by from Say Hi Sunday. Have a great end of the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Good luck going back to work. I'm sure everyone will get something out of your being at work a coupld of days. I'm a new GFC follower from Say Hi Sunday.

Mama Hen said...

You have a new follower from the blog hop! I look forward to following your blog. I think every mom needs a moment to take a deep breath in. We do not always get it though. I would love for you to come and enter my giveaway. This is perfect for you right now needing to pamper yourself. It is a $75 wonderful Erno Laszlo product. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Megan said...

New follower from Mingle monday. I would love it if you followed me.


greenTXmom said...

Hey!You might enjoy my blog, Staying Home and Staying Sane. I've been a SAHM for 12 years but sheesh...I don't think it gets any easier. ;)
Following you from the Blog it Fwd hop.

Missy said...

I'm stopping by from the Hump Day Hop!

I'm pregnant with our first child and I REALLY want to stay at home. Though I know in the back of my mind that I think I'd go crazy being at home all day... hope you have more time to take care of yourself! :)

WheelchairDecor said...

Being a mom is a constant source of growth in the patience department...
Good luck.
Thanks, Becky Jane