Being a mother is hard work. I will commend the stay at home parents right now because it is one of the hardest jobs I have ever had, and I have had a few challenging ones.
Now for the ever loving cliche..
Dun dun dun..
Yes, I agree. It is also the most rewarding. I know I know you hear it all the time.
I have been blessed with a longer maternity leave then my last which I am and will be forever grateful.
These moments, although at times very stressful are so few in the grand scheme of things that you miss them when they are gone.
I will take sleepless nights with extra snuggles in stride knowing I am spending the most time possible.
As my time is coming to an end and I will be returning to work I feel an inevitable sense of dread. Being able to wake up to snuggles with both of my kids have been such a great treat.
Sleeping in, well that’s another perk. But to balance that I have been staying up late to try and take some time for me.
What you don’t know if you haven’t stayed home with kids is it gets to be exhausting.
Yes I love my kids and no I don’t really want to return to work. BUT I do miss the interaction with my coworkers.
I do miss the time to clear my head once in a while. But I will miss them once I have to return in 3 weeks.
Stay at home parents, you are awesome!
I dont know how you do what you do but you are amazing! To be able to give and give like that while losing yourself and keeping your sanity is one I will never understand.