To understand me I guess you need to know a little bit about my mom. My mom was a stay at home mother of 3, and loved it! I have 2 older brothers, so I was the baby and the princess of the house. My mom was the typical housewife of the 70’s and 80’s, while my dad worked two jobs. Our house was clean, meals were planned and prepared, she stuck to a budget, and we always had nice clothes to wear. She vacuumed, did laundry, watched soap operas, and had a snack waiting for us when we got home from school. A home cooked meal was ready and on the table by 5:00. Some might say I had a perfect childhood, and well I would have to agree.
My mom loved being a stay at home mom, we were her love, work, and world. So imagine my surprise when I became a mother and I hated it! I am blessed with a husband that makes enough money financially so I CAN be a stay at home mom, but I want to do anything but! I cannot get out of my house fast enough! Now that doesn’t mean that I don’t like being a mom, because I do, but in about 3 hour blocks. I do not plan meals and I can barely cook, my laundry baskets are always overflowing, and well, dirty dishes sit in the sink for days. I did try to accept my job as a stay at home mom of two, but it never seemed to last more than 2 days. Staying at home sounds sooo easy, but it is very difficult for me, so I felt like a failure and worse a bad mom. I was comparing myself to what my mom did 30 years ago and well, being a mom today is very different from 1977. I am not a bad mom, I am a GREAT mom just doing it my own way. I have however failed, and it’s okay! You must fail in order to succeed!
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