Sunday, October 31, 2010
Don't get me wrong, I love being a stay at home mom. But ever since my hubbs and I decided that staying home full time would be more cost effective than me desperately trying to resuscitate my real estate career, I've felt increasingly....stir crazy?
This week has been particularly trying. Hubbs went to a work conference for 3 days. He was basically paid to stay at a nice hotel, eat, drink and schmooze. Meanwhile, I've been with the kids every waking second for a week. No, correction - I got to go to kickboxing so there is 2.5 hours of ME time.
With the hubbs' work schedule (and constant overtime to make up for my lack of income), the child care falls on me. Don't get me wrong, he spends time with the kids, but its always play time.
I found myself complaining to the BFF about this last night. I think what spawned all of this was that HER husband told her to go visit a friend in Boston for a night or two and he would take care of their toddler son and twin infants. WHA???? REALLY!???? (She definitely needed that though, aside from 3 kids she also works full time). But I was mad at my hubbs for the nice thing HER hubbs did!
FYI - I'm not always like this. I really do love staying home with my kids. I do have patience with them and they're great kids (easy compared to some I know), My husband is wonderful and I feel bad for the amount of overtime he has to do sometimes. I just need a night out or a couple hours of spa pampering maybe to recharge.
Ok, I'm done. i think I just needed to get it out. Now I'm gonna go enjoy Halloween with my kiddos. Hope y'all enjoy yours too! Try not to eat too much candy!
Quick edit: I'm not blaming my hubbs - his work schedule just basically sucks and we have a shortage of babysitters.....