Am I wrong?

Christy - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Sometimes I feel like I wasn't meant to be a mom. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY KIDS. I just think I do them an injustice staying at home. I get so bored and I know they sense it. Am I wrong for wanting to work or go back to school, even if it's part time? I'm in a mom's group locally but I feel like they are more "gung-ho" (sp) than I am about being a SAHM and it makes me feel guilty. I don't see anything wrong with their attitude, BTW. HELP!!!

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Why do get bored? Are you bored because you find you finish all your work and don't have nothing to do for the rest of the day, or are you bored because of the routine being a stay at home mom requires?

If your problem is the first then all you need is a creativity boost! You may not be very creative, which is fine, I'm not either unless I apply myself and really try. Make age appropriate crafts with your kids, bake with them, plant their very own vegetable garden with them, go to the park, make a "bed" (layer every blanket you have on the floor) and have a movie afternoon on a rainy day, have play dates. There's lots you can do!!!

If your problem is the second then I don't think you're wrong for possibly wanting to go back to work part time, considering how old your kids are, and that you truly think it's what's best for you and your kids, and that your husband supports you going back to work. Part-time work has never been a desire for myself, but I know lots of women who feel refreshed once they've been able to get out of the house for a day at work!

Hope that was helpful - sorry if it wasn't :D

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