I’m Grateful But I’m Also Struggling

I’m Grateful But I’m Also Struggling

“Being a stay at home mom is truly a blessing. I get to be at home with my kids and watch them grow and I don’t miss anything. Yes I’m grateful for that. I know that I’m lucky. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not struggling.⁣

I spend all my time with them and I don’t have to worry about somebody else watching them. Yes I’m grateful for that. I know that I’m lucky. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not struggling.⁣

I don’t have to worry about getting ready for work. Or prepping lunches. I don’t have to worry about being anywhere on time. Yes I’m grateful for that. I know that I’m lucky. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not struggling.⁣

Being a stay at home mom has a lot of perks. But that doesn’t mean that it’s all perks.⁣

The days start to blend together. You run out of things to do. You run out of reasons to get dressed in the morning. You get sick of washing the dishes because you know as soon as you’re done washing them, there’s gonna be more dirty ones. You’re tired of folding laundry. You get tired of cleaning in general. You listen to children’s TV shows all day long to the point where you just learn to drown them out. You don’t have much adult conversation because everybody else is working during the day. If you live somewhere where you have winter like I do, you dread the winter coming because that means you’ll be stuck inside all the time. Your idea of fun is going to target just to walk around but with everything going on in our world, that’s not exactly something we can do right now. You get no personal time. Going to the bathroom with the door open becomes normal to you. You eat standing up in the kitchen just to get a minute to yourself. You work out while jumping over children when working out used to be your time for yourself.⁣

Next time you tell a stay at home mom that she’s so lucky, guess what? She already knows that. You don’t have to remind her. Why don’t you ask her how she is. Why don’t you ask her if she’s doing OK. Because I’m pretty sure that will be a lot more appreciated than any other comment that you could make.⁣

This can help to make her feel less alone🖤”

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