Being a stay at home mummy is a hard job, a full time job in fact. I am on the go from the moment I get up, some days I struggle and am frustrated with the children , and others the time just flashes before my eyes with the amount of fun we have had going out and about, and before I know it the husband is walking through the door.
It’s not very often I go out with friends, if I do the children are in tow. The husband works long shifts through the winter and short shifts through the summer so it only makes sense we spend quality time as a family together in the summer months.
I choose to be a stay at home mum, not because its a luxury, because we can’t afford for me to go out and work and then pay for child care. I like to be at home with the children, I enjoy it, but there are moments that I long for the “me time” the “adult conversation” rather than child talk all he time.
This week, the children were taken of to the park by nanny and granddad, which is quite rare, me? I chose to use the time to catch up on Corrie of course!
The weekends as well as spending it as a family, is when I get to have that “me time” all though its only for an hour so so in the bath, I still love the fact I can close the door and not have a child running in pointing at every part of my body, asking questions, or demanding to wash my back. I love listening to what’s going on though outside, the laughter and giggles with daddy, sometimes it’s the odd cry and whine, and the door handle starts to ramble and its my cue to exit the bath. Sometimes the children even join me, but its getting a overcrowded now they are getting bigger!
There are days I pine for bed time. Being a stay at home mummy is hard work and can be tiring, so I have to admit I long for the time spent with the husband on the sofa, where we talk about our days, catching up on TV we missed the night before and maybe ducking into a tub of ice-cream (depending how well my day went!)
I live an ordinary simple life, I like it that way. I enjoy the way we live our lives, the little things we do, the way we do them. People may look on and think, thats too simple and plain for me, but its how like it.