Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This whole stay-at-home wife thing...

...is not for me. I'm bored. I've done homework assignments, walked dogs, I've got some cupcakes baking for the Mr. I've grocery shopping, surfed the web, and painted my toenails. Still bored. I realize I could go out and do things, but while I have all the time in the world this week, my friends are all busy with, you know, jobs and stuff. Not to mention, going out to eat and stuff costs money that I'd personally rather save. I know better than to decide I'm going to waste time at Target. That would be a bad choice.

I always thought I'd want to be a stay-at-home mom. Always. And though I realize it'd be way different if I was here with an actual baby doing constant feedings, diaperings, laundry, and trying to squeeze in rest for myself; I still feel like I'd miss doing something really productive (career-wise, I know being a mom is productive) and seeing people.

What do you think? Would you want to be a stay at home mom?

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6 comments:

Salt said...

I have so much respect for women that can do it, but there is no way that I'd ever be able to be a stay at home mom. I would go stir crazy. I'm also one of those people that would still work if I won the lottery just because I think I'd be bored out of my mind.

The fact that there is nothing entertaining on TK today probably doesn't help the situation. :)

Kristi said...

I recently went from being a nanny to a stay at home wife. Let me tell you, I am bored out of my mind!
I loved being a nanny and found it really rewarding. There were occasional times when I found myself bored, but they weren't actually that often. Kids keep you busy.

Meghan said...

I say that I want to be a stay-at-home mom, but I think I would honestly go crazy!

JMJE said...

I feel like being a stay at home mom would be a whole different thing than being a stay at home wife. If I were a stay at home wife I feel like I could do a lot of things I feel like I don't have time to do now. Work out more, craft, volunteer, blog more, etc. But it would really boil down to me actually taking the initiative to do these things. I feel like I might just as easily sleep until 11 every day and watch soap operas. With kids there this would obviously be a whole different situation.

Amanda said...

I know I couldn't be a stay at home wife, but I don't think stay at home Mom is in my cards either. Firstly, because I make the moolah in my family, but also because I just need that social interaction. I worked hard for my career and I want to do both..is that too much to ask? haha

MrsCaptKerk said...

I think I could be a stay at home mom with small kids. There's always something going on. My SIL stays at home with her 3 kids, and she's probably the busiest person I know.

Once the kids went to school though, I'd high tail it to work.

Stay at home wife? Not a chance! I would do nothing productive. Unless you count watching Days of our Lives. I could do that!