One thing that I thought about this morning, and surprised myself with, is that I'm kind of back to being lonely as a SAHM. Sure, I may have complained about Charlotte's constant chatter, but now that she had gotten old enough to have actual conversations, I did enjoy her company more.
Mary plays wonderfully by herself. Which is great in so many ways. I can be more productive if I choose to be since she can occupy herself making up great stories with her Littlest Pet Shops or coloring several pages. In fact, I think she prefers playing alone to playing with me.
I looked back over my schedule for the last month and see that I was avoiding that loneliness by keeping Mary and I super busy. Some of the busy-ness was a great fill for my loneliness - it involved spending long mornings with friends or going to MOPS. But the rest of it... Facebook and Pinterest and whatever else caught my fancy online... not so much.
As always, the solution to this issue is to learn contentment with where I am. And to stop wasting gas money driving around town filling my day with errands!
How do you deal with loneliness? What do you use to fill the void left by major changes in your daily schedule?
(Image source: The Purse-onality Challenge - 31 Bible Verses to Print)