Lately, I've been feeling like a failure as a stay at home mom. I have always been very focused and driven and thought those traits would carry over into being a full-time homemaker. But, for some reason they haven't.
My house is never as neat as I want it to be.
The books don't get read as often as I'd like.
The crumbs on the floor aren't vacuumed up as often as they should be.
Outdoor playtime gets pushed back until it is too late and too dark.
Lunches aren't as interesting, if they even get packed.
The toys never quite make it back into their appointed place.
Charlotte's clothes aren't as neat as they could be and should probably be ironed.
My blog languishes from a lack of attention.
I feel less informed about world events than ever before.
My stack of books to read is growing taller than Charlotte.
I struggle to fit all the things I want to do on our schedule.
Family time seems to diminish on weekdays with promise of the weekend.
The weekends disappear in to do lists.
Even my husband, who can tolerate a lot of mess on his own, has commented on my lack of homemaking skills. he did it in a nice way though, and he did point out that I still manage to get a hot dinner on the table each night.
But apart than his nice words, I think I seem to suck as a stay at home mom.
I need to get a schedule and some deadlines fast! My business oriented brain doesn't reach optimal performance until I have a deadline headed my way.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Shared by Jennifer at 11/12/2008 07:40:00 PM
Labels: My Mothering
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