Stay-at-Home Mom Bored Rut

Whenever my brother or I would whine to my mom, “I’m boooored,” she would always tells us if we’re bored it must mean we’re boring.

If you can’t find anything to do with your time than you must be a boring person.
I’m bored.

I’m in a stay-at-home-mom bored rut. We’re bored.
We’re boring.

Wake up.
Play on the floor.
Read books.
Play on the floor.
Go for a walk.
Please nap longer.
Wake up.
Go on errands.
Make up an errand to go on.
Window shop.
Play date with friends.
Come home.
Play on floor.
Pick up house.
What do you want to do next?
Go for a walk.
Eat dinner.
Go to bed.
I know that’s not boring to Lucas. It’s ordinary to him. But your mama is about to pull her hair out.
I really want to start going to the gym during the day. Like really oh so pretty really. But I’m not too thrilled about leaving Lucas in the day care. Hello swine flu!
No, I’m just kidding. I’m not paranoid about Lucas getting sick, I’ve just only left him with family. I think it’s good for him to be around other kids though and I’m sure he would love it. I think the socialization would be fun for him. I know he loves his mama, and I love him, but we both need to learn how to be apart sometimes. I know I would be so much happier and a better mom and wife if I could have a little alone time during the day every now and then.
Just 30 minutes of working out upstairs.. pumping iron…ahhh…..the sweet life…
So, I think we’re going to try gym day care this week. I’ll go during the slowest time and I’ll probably only last 10 minutes! πŸ™‚ Hopefully I’ll feel comfortable and safe with the day care providers.
We’re starting a baby class at our local community center that should be fun. It’s once a week for a couple hours. I’m not sure what the class is about, but I imagine we’ll all sit in a huge circle and sing songs. We’re also starting water babies next week! That will be two days a week. Lucas loves the water so I’m really excited to start this with him. Not so thrilled about putting on a swim suit, but what gives. That makes three days so far that we have planned activities! I’m so excited about it. The interaction for Lucas is going to be so great; I know he’ll love it.
And the sanity for me will be a God send.
I’m not the type of person that likes to sit around all day. Sure, I love those days every once in a while. I love wearing sweat pants and watching movies. I love not brushing my hair and wearing a headband. I love sleeping in until noon. (Oh back in the day!) But I’m a happier person when I’m busy and when I’m doing things. I’ve learned that about myself. I would rather be too busy that not busy at all.
I’m so strange. I know I’m going to look back at this in two years and think what on earth was I thinking and please give me some of this time back! Slow down earth!
But I don’t care. I live in the moment.
This is a new season of life and I’m really looking forward to it. The rain is here, my son and I are able to start fun activites together, Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s game day!
Good day Saturday.
Seriously, just thinking about all of these activities is making me giddy. I can’t sit still. I think I’ll do some jumping jacks while I’m waiting for my bean dip to heat up. Oh bean dip. How I love you so.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

12 thoughts on “Stay-at-Home Mom Bored Rut

  1. We've just started our second round of Aquatots with Peeper (10.5 months) and we love it.

    Don't worry about the swimsuit thing. Remember, all the other moms in the pool just had a baby, too, and they are too busy watching their baby to look at you anyway!

  2. You might want to check the gym (or rec center) to see if they do a mommy and baby exercise class. Unlike Mommy & Me type classes, it's geared for moms and designed to include babies, instead of the other way around. That's more if you decide you don't like the gym day care. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh how I miss staying in bed to stupid O'clock! 😦
    Going to try the whole Gym and Gym Childcare thing myself soon! Look forward to hearing how you got on! πŸ™‚

  4. I'm kinda going thru that boredom thing lately too. Where I live it's still too hot to play outside and go for walks during the day and Baby is getting bored with inside toys. I think when it cools down a bit we are going to get a swing and a sand box.

    Also we just discovered storytime at our local library! They have one for babies too so maybe check yours to see… πŸ˜‰

  5. You should do storytime if Lucas is awake. We always manage to miss it because every Wednesday baby dude decides that storytime is the same time as nap time 😦 but its been super fun the few times we have gone.

  6. I know what you mean. Even though I work three days a week,I get bored the other 4! I started going to the gym again last week and it was awesome. Morgan cries when I leave but I like that I can peep in on her and she is doing just fine 5 minutes later. It's amazing what a little alone time and some exercise can do for you. Good luck, I know it's hard to leave them at first.

  7. Wow, I would give just about anything to have the opportunity that you have. My daughter is almost 11-months old and I had to go back to work when she was 6-weeks old. It kills me to be away from her. I loved, loved, loved the 6-weeks when I was with her. Not only did I get to nurse her instead of pump, hear her in person instead of over the phone, and watch her smile and sleep, but I also was able to keep my house from being a disaster, we ate real meals instead of frozen pizza, and I was able to finish a scrapbook, teach piano lessons, read 3 books, and take walks. Please, mamas, keep things in perspective. You will never get these moments with your babies back. Being bored surely isn't easy, but it is worth it to be the one who watches your babies grow up!

  8. I was just musing about this the other day on my blog. I'm really busy with 5 kids but it's mundane stuff I'm busy with. I know these are precious years and I know you do too. I read Hebrews 12 and was encouraged not to grow weary or lose heart but perservere. And I've found the boredom is short lived because I'm back to loving being a mom and thankful for these days with my kids. My sweet little boy (my first) that was all chubby and cute like your little guy is now tall, skinny and in 5th grade. I fit into his shoes! And it went so so fast. I try to remember that and treasure the days with my little ones (and big ones too).

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