A while ago I wrote this post about being bored.
Bored because I have to stay at home with my baby.
I have to stay at home and clean house and take care of my baby and try to cook dinner.
I have to nap when he naps, I have to go on walks with him by my side. I have to go to swimming lessons with him and play groups and friends house.
Poor, poor me.
I have to sleep in with him, feed him lunch, play on the floor with him, read books to him, and look at him all day long.
I vow to never complain about this again. What am I thinking?
I am so lucky.
I think I took it for granted for a minute there. There are so many moms that have no choice but to work full time. They don’t get to stay at home, they have to work. Because they are a single parent, because their family needs the income, because they just have to.
For whatever reason they have to work.
You guys know what I mean. I know there are many stay-at-home moms who also get bored like I do. Moms who stay at home with their kids- you know how blessed you are. Let’s remind ourselves. Let’s not take any of those moments for granted.
I get irritated at myself when I think like this. We all do sometimes. We complain about the bad, we complain about the good. We want this and that and more and less and different.
I don’t want to live like that or think like that. I want to be content sitting on the floor playing blocks with my son. I am content, but I’m not saying there are days when I wish I could escape for an hour or two. There are days like that. That’s a normal mom thought I think.
For all the mothers out there who work outside the home at another job, I want you to know that I really respect you and look up to you. Basically I look at you as if you are wearing a red cape and a really fancy hat. You are super women!
Next time I complain about being bored at home, slap me will you?