Wow, another week is about to start and I wonder again at my decision to go back to full time work. What was I thinking? How do all you other mums manage the 40+ hour weeks, making it to dance lessons and soccer practice. I am barely scrapping by and I have the most amazing mum (grandma) to help out, shuffling kids from kinder to playgroup so I can be in the office on time and still make the commitments and after school activities. I would be sunk without her!! Is it just me or do you guys struggle as well. It seems if you want the house and yard to have the life style for a family you have to be in two places at once, it crazy. Why do we tie ourselves up in knots, busting a gut to be super mum to our kids and what do we miss because of it. I have no social life, it consists of a cup of coffee here and a snatched lunch there, forget about after five activities if they don’t include the kids. I don’t want to be a 1950s housewife, I love the freedom to choose what I do, I just feel what I want to do is so often eclipsed by the mountain of responsibility that I have created for myself.
Posted by makimoo, 26th May 2013