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Why do mothers whinge? [Sep. 16th, 2009|05:57 pm]
dalekboy
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You know how some mothers whinge about how hard it is, and how much they do, and how some folks look down on women who are 'only' mothers, and not in the workforce? What the fuck are they complaining about? It is so delightfully easy being a stay at home parent.

I was awake at 7, had some breakfast, and listened to an episode of Doctor who. So a nice gentle start.

Lex woke at 8:30, and since then I have been with him every minute, enjoying the beauty of the parent/child bond, including literally five hours of trying to get him to sleep, something I totally failed at, and he mostly screamed through.

I haven't gotten a single thing done, and I only managed time to eat and drink because Lex can feed himself.

See? It's easy bitches!

*faints*
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[User Picture]From: rachelholkner
2009-09-16 08:33 am (UTC)
Do you do the "mothers" group thing? Or a playgroup? I found they helped my sanity a lot. (Still do!)
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2009-09-16 10:57 am (UTC)
Ditto, although I get a bit annoyed when the start complaining about their husbands :)

I've lost count of the number of times I've said "work is sooo easy compared to looking after Clara all day (and night)!"

The only way I could consider having more children is if I go back to work earlier and for longer hours so I have less hours of exhausting time with them... (or find a partner who can help!)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-09-16 10:51 pm (UTC)
They'd be complaining about their husbands, and I'd be saying, "Bloody Sharon comes home from work and throws our routine out the window!"

Last night I dreamed that we somehow ended up looking after second infant. It was highly realistic in that it was totally nuts. Only bit I didn't like was two lots of dirty nappies.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-09-16 10:56 pm (UTC)
I sort of had that with swimming. Wanted to organise going to mother groups as well, but am so constantly snowed under at the moment that losing a few hours would only create more stress than it solved.

We went to the breastfeeding mums group a couple of times, but once Sharon went back to work I didn't feel entirely comfortable being the only adult male going to breastfeeding mums. I don't think they would have had a problem, but I would have felt somewhat awkward, even though Lex's bottle would have been filled with breast milk.

My sanity is coping fairly well. Yesterday was hellish, but I'd actually had a solid sleep the night before, so did fine. Be interesting to see how I go today.
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2009-09-18 12:45 am (UTC)
Mothers' group was organised by the council here - we just turned up. That made it a lot easier.
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2009-09-16 03:38 pm (UTC)
I love you :)

BTW, don't you just love it when you spend 3 hours trying o get them to sleep to have them only stay asleep for 30 minutes? Seems to be something wrong in that work/reward quotient somewhere. :P

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-09-16 10:59 pm (UTC)
I find that what I need is a two hour break. Two hours is the minimum time it takes me to recharge and come back to things ready to go. Shame Lex's day sleeps are usually only hour to an hour and a half :)
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