When I was pregnant with Moo, I was made redundant. It was always mine and my husbands plan for me to return to work, but being heavily pregnant and loosing my job made our minds up that maybe I should take some time off and spend time at home bringing up baby.
Once Moo was born and I was ready I took on a part time (2 days a week) job in the village post office. This was really handy and with only a 2 minute walk away I was close enough to come home for lunch and still see Moo and the husband.
Unfortunately that job didn’t work out and just as I left I found out I was pregnant with the little boy. It also meant I was unable to return to any kind of work till both children were in full time education.
When you tell people you are a stay at home mum they assume you sit on your behind all day and don’t really have much to do. You live the life of luxury and get to watch TV all day and drink copious amounts of tea.
That is not the case, my day starts at 6am and does not finish till at least 8.30 on a bad day. I have to make all the lunches for work and school, bath and bed routine, washing, cleaning and whilst trying to do all this be there for both children at there beck and call.
Now I am not complaining at all, I love being a mummy and what I do, but I do sometimes crave that adult attention that workers have. I miss the conversation with an adult.
Its hard work being a stay at home mum, and sometimes really lonely..