do you some time get tier of stay home

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Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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LoL, yes but I also like staying at with my baby girl. it all depends on how the day is going.

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Rebecca - posted on 03/11/2010

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yes it gets boring when i'm home with my girls they are 15 months old and my hubby uses our only car to work so we have been stuck indoors alot since its been so cold here... I feel soo useless not being able to get my girls out into the world.. All my friends have cars and kids soo we cant go with them because all of our kids cant pile into one car...It's getting warmer so i'm enjoying it taking my lil ones for walks and going to the park. ..I wish i could do more tho...

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Yes. I find myself struggling with this issue more than any other in my life, unfortunately. You would think those of us who have the privilege to stay at home and raise our own children (rather than sending them to daycare, for example) would feel complete and/or realize how important our job really is (considering the national statistics especially).

But when we've asked for what seems like the hundredth time if our 2-yr-old has to potty, have gone over the mundane elementary-aged homework, are confused out of our minds by the new algebra lessons of our teens, etc., we begin to wonder WHY we gave up that career or education for THIS?!

I know how you feel. For me, I not only chose to stay at home with my boys but also to homeschool and become a distant learning student myself. My whole world revolves around my family. There are times I actually fantasize about packing my stuff and leaving. Bad mom? lol No, just bored.

Something I've learned in this lifestyle is that my social life absolutely CANNOT be put on the back burner. I don't care if I've had a long day and am tired, I need the ME time. Whether it's going to dinner with a girlfriend or locking myself in my bedroom with a bowl of chips & salsa to watch a movie, it is absolutely necessary in keeping my sanity!

That seems simple but in my experience, the most simple thing utilized for your own well-being can be a God-send.

A suggestion for you would be to mark on your calendar an evening once or twice a month to do something you need to unwind, relax, have fun, whatever. If you have to, make dinner in the crockpot, leave the hubby instructions and GO!

You really need to give yourself time out in order to cope with such a demanding lifestyle. And let's face it, taking care of a family is the most demanding job anyone will ever have.

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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Amanda said it perfectly!
Of course I get tired of it! It's redundant and sometime I feel lonely, but then my boys will doing something extremely cute and it's all worth while!
Try to get some me time in when possible just to relax. I also find it helpful to join some play groups. That way, the kids can play and your have some time for adult socializing.

Charlotte - posted on 03/10/2010

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Yes Yes Yes.. My husband is in the military and gone most of the time and I stay home with my 2,1, and 2 month old twin girls. My family lives 16 hours away from here and I dont have any way of making friends right now. So Yes.. I am tired of staying home all the time. But I do love being a stay at home mom. I just wish I could have an adult conversation ever so often.

Lynn - posted on 03/10/2010

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OMG yes it is really easy to get board when all you have to talk to is a Four month old. but other days i am out straight so it is day to day for me.

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Sometimes I do. When your most intellectual conversation consists of asking if someone needs to potty, things can get old. It really works best if you can get even a little time to yourself everyday ( I know it doesn't seem possible does it) and if you can get out once in awhile without the kids. At the end of the day though I know I wouldn't have it any other way. But if it really starts to bother you, there's nothing wrong with getting a part-time job for a couple hours a week. But just know that you are not alone. I think most of us get tired of it at least once in awhile.

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