Elizabeth - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
I am new to the "stay at home" thing. I have wished for this time for so long. I had planned on becoming a SAHM in 2008 when my son was born...but then my husband got laid off 2 weeks before the birth and I was the only marketable one in this economy...so I had to work. We lost our house and continue to struggle but now that I'm pregnant again (oops) we decided to take the jump and swap places again.
So here I am...exactly where I want to be....and I'm so overwhelmed. I don't know what to do with my son all day...and its already 90+ outside so that limits me. And my 5 year old daughter (technically step...but I hate that term) just wants to ask me a million questions in a row. The laundry never ends, I don't know why I bother to clean anymore and I feel like I'm going to go crazy.
And I used to be a preschool teacher and have spent years working with special needs children. Go figure.
Somedays I just sit whever I am and laugh...then cry...then laugh some more....because I'm convinced this is a hidden camera show and I'm the target. I realize this burst of emotion could be hormones....
Is this normal "newbie' feelings?