I love being a mum. I love my daughter and want more babies.
I am just finding it hard to get it through my head that this is MY job now.
Before DD I had a career and responsbilities at work. I worked my way up to a senior role and I was well respected. I worked hard to get where I was.
I dont think I will ever be housewife of the year. I do the basic clean but much rather spend my time playing and entertaining DD.
Is it normal to find the adjustment so hard? I just cant equate my new responsibilities as being as important as my career.
i still feel that way some days and my DD is 2.5 yrs old lol
it took me a long time to adjust to parenting. i never had the problem of equating one set of responsibilities as being more important than another though because to me, the parenting job is far more important and i take it much more seriously than i have any other job - even when im trying to take a stool sample like i was tonight LOL i considered myself quite the nurse tongue
I love being a mum. I am proud of the job i have done raising my DD so far and i think ive done a pretty good job if i say so myself. But i do still go through patches where i feel like "i cant wait to get my life back" Not so much my old life, but just the selfishness of not having to constantly put your needs after someone elses.
I spend so much time doing things for other people. caring for my DD, looking after our animals, cleaning the house, cooking, shopping, going to appointments for DD, the dog, helping DH with our business where i can. i feel like by the end of the day, the couple of hours where i finally get me time is spent wasting away the evening on the computer or in front of the tv. So in that sense i look forward to "getting my life back" because once ive finished having kids and they are at school i will get a lot more time to do things for myself. i suppose if i had DD in child care i'd have more of an opportunity now but i choose not to put her in care for our own reasons and so i only get a break when MIL offers me a couple of hours here or there.
Sorry for rambling but i guess what im saying is sometimes it is the best, most fun, rewarding job in the world. but sometimes we can easily get lost in it and forget that we have needs and wants and desires as well. i struggled for a long time with that and its only been recently i have really started making time for myself, looking into studying, making an effort with my appearance and going out with friends kid free etc when i get an opportunity. but yes, in my experience, it definately is hard.