I work part time and my coworkers thing my days off are my days to relax. Ha, my days at work are my days to relax. It's tiring being a mom. You always have two or more people to think about. It's such a novelty when I get to do things by myself.
It's harder being at home all day sometimes. People assume we sit and watch movies and stroll the park, nap. Care taking is hard. If they don't have kids I'm afraid you're wasting your time trying to explain. Lol
It's so much harder than people realize. Sure, I get to hang out with Charlie all day. yep.. alllll day. So when I do work, I'M the one that calms down his storms. I still feed, I still diaper, I still burp, change, entertain. All day. No breaks. No lunch breaks. Takes an hour to leave the house. It's hard, and I agree with Jessica. Not even going to attempt to explain it to people who don't have kids.
I know what you mean...sometimes just a shopping trip with one child is relaxing ... let alone one by myself!
About Stacy Koenen
Current: Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Birth: January 09
On Moms.com since: Dec 18, 2013
I had my first child in April 2013, just before our one year anniversary. Riley has been an absolute joy and I love every minute of being mom. But I am the first among my friends to have a child, so there isn't always an easy place to go for advice.