No Work Life Balance for stay at home moms
Just when you think my job is done, you’d be incorrect. There’s dishes to be done, lunches to be made, and maybe time to squeeze in a shower before the baby needs another feeding or, at the very least, extra cuddles or to be rocked back to sleep as reassurance that he’s not alone.
And, when I finally get settled into bed, I know that I’m on call. I might get to look forward to a few hours of uninterrupted sleep, if I’m fortunate. It’s too early in this game to tell if little man is going to be a good sleeper like his big sister was/is once we gave her an earlier bedtime. So, I’m trying not to count my chickens before they hatch … though I am keeping my fingers crossed that there’s some truth to the magic rule about weight and babies needing fewer feedings at night.
Then there’s the weekends. If we plan family time out of the house, I might be able to consider it “life” if we’re doing something out of the ordinary and enjoyable. Though, I’m typically home doing the same routines or going grocery shopping. I’m looking forward to getting my once a month, one day racing fix, but that also means I have to spend some extra “free time” stuck to the couch pumping when I’m not feeding the little guy.
My hope (and I’m sure it’s realistic), is that sooner, rather than later, I can at least get back my evenings to play games with my family.