I have recovered from the nervous breakdown that I had last week. And yes, I seriously thought I might have a nervous breakdown or a panic attack. (I'm blaming my dramatics last week on hormones because my face never breaks out and it's awful right now.)
I thought this whole stay-at-home-mom-to-two-kids-and-wife-thing would be so much easier.
I feel blessed that my mommy-friend April is in a situation that is so much like mine. Our children are very different, but close in age and her husband works long hours and she's trying to do it all too. Of course, no situation is the same because every single child and parent is different. We can share funny stories about what the oldest child does to the youngest and about the things that happen when we're mowing the yard. Today, I almost wet my pants when she told me that her almost 5 year old called 911 while his dad was taking a shower and told the operator that no one was taking care of him. That hasn't happened to me...yet. April decided that maybe she wasn't meant to be a part-time beautician and decided to stick to being "just" a stay at home mom.
I'm not going to mow the yard this week while watching the children. I'll watch the kids while Big Daddy mows it. He's not out of town any this week, so I'm letting him take that chore from me. Taking care of the yard is one of the things that I try to do so that it's one less thing for him to do after working 10+ hours a day, but something's gotta give. It's always easy to skip laundry or cleaning, but then I just have that much more to do later, so I choose to stay on top of that...as much as I can.
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