Stay At Home Moms, You Have My Respect.
By 965koit on August 21, 2019
To all the stay at home moms out there I would like to say how much I appreciate all that you do. I’ve recently started being a stay at home dad 2 days a week and it’s been an adjustment. For 2 days each week I take paternity time so that we can save some money on a nanny and of course to bond with baby Lilly.
After about a month of this I’m starting too slowly go crazy. I’ve never been one to stay home and not work. Even when I’m sick I go against everyones better advice and go in anyway. Mostly because I love my job and because I’ve always worked. It keep me busy and sane to have something to do and accomplish every day. So when I kiss Kristen goodbye in the mornings that she goes in alone I feel…weird and incomplete.
Let me just say that I LOVE Lilly and I enjoy spending time with her, I really do. But then when she goes down for a nap I’m all alone for a couple hours trying to figure out what to do with myself. I feel like I accomplish absolutely nothing the whole time she’s asleep. Then she wakes up and I feel like I don’t have any time to do anything for myself.
When Kristen finally gets home I hunger to hear about her day. “How was work? Did my microphone ask about me? What’s everyone doing for lunch today?” You know, normal stuff. Then I need to get out of the house! If we have any errands to run I will throw elbows to get the car keys from Kristen. Which I never have to do because she just got home, she doesn’t want to go anywhere. I couldn’t imagine doing this every day of the week!
Hopefully if you are a stay at home mom it’s because you WANT to be and that you enjoy your days. I have a ton of respect for you because I know how much work it is and how easily you can lose your mind. Stay strong out there!