Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Luxury

You know you are a parent of young children when your idea of luxury includes:

a hot bath or shower every day
a trip to the grocery store by yourself
being awakened by an alarm clock, rather than a child
eating dinner late at night, so as to have a quiet meal with just your spouse
doing laundry and putting it away with no interruptions

I could go on, but the more I think of, the more pathetic it all sounds.

Let's just say that today, I'm suffering from the memory from my life as it used to be:

I used to run errands when I wanted to!
I used to go to work everyday.
When I wanted to go out with my husband, I didn't have to find a babysitter first.
Etc.

To clarify, I'm very satisfied (happy, even!) with my life. But there are days when being a "homemaker" or "stay-at-home mom" seems like a thankless, endless job.

1 comment:

Paige Feldhauser said...

Preach on, Sister. I just changed a diaper with my shirt collar pulled up over my nose. *sigh* I keep trying to tell myself "one day you'll miss this, one day you'll miss this", but so far, I haven't convinced myself yet.