Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SAHM meant to be boring?

Sometimes being a SAHM (stay at home mom) is kinda boring. I am not going to sugar coat it and tell everyone that it is the best thing in the world. There is a difference between it being the best thing for your child and the best thing in the world.

I am so ever grateful that at this time in my life, no matter how I got here I am home with my kids. I love being home when my 13 year old walks in the door. I am one of the most consistent things in his ever so changing life.

I love playing with Olivia and kissing Carter all day. I find myself struggling with how boring it is all day, everyday.

Really, I am to start a project? Okay, lets see..If I paint...

* Purchase supplies- This would mean taking my kids in public...they just might start hucking stuff, pulling each others hair, ripping paint samples off the wall, begging for a quarter....

* prep the walls- um yeah, my 1 year old would have the blue tape over his mouth and eyes courtesy of his 4 year old sister. He would find all the screws to the outlet covers and eat them.

* Ready to paint- this can only be done at naptime and considering they never nap at the same time It doesn't get done. The paint would be part of their wardrobe and my decor, mainly due to the fact It doesn't come off carpet.

See....I can only do so much cleaning....Like now...the house is clean, laundry going, hum of the dishwasher..dinner planned and here I am Bored.

If I start a game with Liv Carter will eat the pieces, throw the cards and kick the game board.

My kids are really not out of control..they are just children...looking for a few or a hundred time outs a day.

We are busy people. I am in class one night a week, table leader for our Local MOPS chapter, one son in football, 1 in preschool....

Are most of your home likes this??

Say yes, so I don't feel so bad!!

2 ...Stalker Comments:


This is why I painted out living room at night after the kids went to bed. I did it bit by bit, and it took me seven months to finish.

And no, my house is NOT like you described. Most of it, yes, but the laundry is not done and the house is not clean... ;)


I know exactly what you mean! I think it is the best thing for the kids, but not always for me. This fall will be the first with 4 kids in sports, not sure how we are going to manage this one! :)