Mama Confessions: Being A Stay At Home Parent
Let's face it, being able to stay at home everyday with my kiddos is amazing. It's a gift from my husband who makes sacrifices for his family and allows me to be home each day and I'm so grateful! Sometimes I feel like there are stigmas attached to being a stay at home parent, though. You should always have a spotless home, you should be showered everyday, you should make your kids/ food at home from scratch, you should never entertain your kids with the television, the list goes on and on.
Well, I have a couple confessions for you, here we go...
- Almost every single day I find myself in tears. Sometimes they're happy tears or tears because my babies are becoming such amazing human beings, but other times it's tears because I literally need to get away from them for more than two seconds but can't because they need me 100%.
I would kill to sleep in past 6:30 am
- Ever since becoming a stay at home parent and taking my kids our of daycare I haven't slept in past 6:30am...at.all, ever. It seems like no matter how late I let the babies stay up the night before, here comes Emily right on schedule the next morning.
I wish my mind would shut off before 1:00 am
- I know I should sleep and that I need sleep but my mind doesn't want to let go just yet. The kiddos occupy 100% of my day so after 9:00 pm, it's MY time and I don't want to give that up just yet!
I second guess myself
- No one is a perfect parent. I second guess myself 100x a day, probably more. It's just something that is never ending. At least once a day I'll find myself googling something one of the babies did. My most recent Google search was, "Do boogers have calories?" I mean, c'mon...I totally wish I didn't have to research that!
Sometimes we don't get out of our jammies all day
- Yup, and I don't feel bad about it one bit.
I let my kids watch television
- There, I said it. I'm not ashamed that I allow mu kiddos to watch a couple movies a day or some PJ Masks before bedtime. Sometimes I actually do need to get something done during the day and thankfully we have the tv for a little relief!
I look forward to bedtime
- Don't we all? I don't look forward to the "not knowing if Emily will actually stay in her bed" routine though, but that's a different story.
I can't cook
- Nope, I sure can't. I can cook to save my life but I SO wish I could whip up some amazing dishes that my babies will love and that I can have ready for Scott once he's home! Send help!
I pretend to use the restroom
- Yeah, I've been known to fake a potty break from time to time. But you know what ends up happening?... Those teensy adorable fingers start to slip through the bottom of the door and I hear, "Moooooommy, I see youuuuuu..." I know you've all been there, too!
Until my next confession, XOXO!