Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great week so far, I have been debating whether or not to talk about this topic because I feel like everyone has an opinion about this, but I want to talk about the FEELINGS that some Stay at Home Moms experience, I recently read about the “HOUSEWIFE SYNDROME”, to be honest, I’ve never heard that term before but sometimes I do have all the “symptoms”
Apparently this Housewife syndrome is the feeling of some emptiness and some kind of that we are not enough because we are at home all day, every day, it is the feeling of tiredness and not having any motivation to do something, and when you do have that motivation it is the feeling of thinking you don’t have enough time to do anything, not time for doing the dishes, and cleaning, and making breakfast, lunch and dinner, doing laundry etc.
I am sure this happens to millions of moms out there but right now it is happening to me, maybe I have been a SAHM for too long (it will be 2 years this November) or maybe it is the fact that I’m running out to things to do at home. Either way, sometimes I feel like I wish I was back at work, I wish I was the same individual I was before I became “just a mom” and then the other “symptoms” start happening, but please, don’t get me wrong or don’t get confused, I am not depressed, at least I am 99% sure that I am not, but I do wish people in general understood that IT IS OK to feel this way.
IT IS OK to feel tired and to not have everything together, IT IS OK to just want to lay down in the sofa and watch reality tv, IT IS OK to not make dinner every day, IT IS OK to wake up late and let your child have breakfast in bed so you could stay in bed for 10 more minutes, IT IS OK to go out for a drink once a week, IT IS OK to ask your husband or partner for help, IT IS OK to go out and leave your kids at home with their dad, IT IS OK to want to do things alone, and also, something that is very important to me, IT IS OK TO RUN YOURSELF A NICE BUBBLE BATH FOR JUST YOU!!! and don’t forget the candles and wine.
Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVE , I ADORE MY FAMILY TO DEATH, but I do need to be the same old person I was before I became a mom, being a mom has certainly changed my life, I am now forever responsible for another person and I wouldn’t have it any other way!