Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Calling all SAHM's....

Ok, so I've been a "stay at home" mom for 4.5 months now. I have to say, it has been the biggest adjustment of my life. This move has been the biggest adjustment of my life, and for my family, and I can't say we've made it seamless either.
So, for all of you who have been doing this for a while, I'm calling on your expertise. What do you do all day? I mean, I know there's a lot to DO, but what do you do? Lia is alone, no siblings right now, and I know in theory I'm not her playmate, but at times I really feel sorry for her. We have no other kids to play with, her only other playmate is a boy who is a year older then her, and that story is best saved for another day, so it's just me and her. We go to the mall A LOT, but it's not like it's fun mall. Well, it's fun for her and it's fine for me, it's just not shopping mall. She plays well with other kids, so it's good for her to socialize.
Then there are the moments I get frustrated with her because she wants me to sit with her or watch Baby Einstein one more time, and I feel the need to do the dishes. Sigh. I might add, I hate housework. I love a clean house, I just hate doing it, so I'm find it very unfulfilling for my days to be about housework, dishes etc.
So, what do your days look like? How do you find value and meaning? (I'm asking this humbly, I find raising my child very valuable and meaningful, I just don't know how to figure out how that's ALL of what I do.)
Any and all input is more then welcome.


Amie Vaughan said...

I don't know, Jill. When I was home with my sister, we never really had a schedule. We would get up and eat, we'd usually go out to Target or something (seems like there were always errands to run), or to the park (this was summer, lol)... when they were sleeping at naptime we played on our computers. We sometimes did chores (I did kitchen stuff a lot). We played a lot with the kids, or tried to keep them entertained, anyway. I think Jen tries to let the bubbs help with baking/cooking/cleaning as often as she can. They also go to story time and swim class and stuff like that. Some days it was great, and some days it was just hard work... and sadly, that's all I've got. I'll ask around, though. =)

Jody Shealy said...

Good Job babe.