Stay at home Moms

United States
May 25, 2007 10:19am CST
Staying at home has been the best decision I could make for my child, but sometimes do you miss the "outside world". Dont get me wrong, I love being with my son, but there are days that I feel like I just need out of the house! What do you do to get out of the house? What about on days with bad weather?
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@mama4kids (690)
• United States
25 May 07
i feel the same way and i am sure that 9 out of 10 sahm's feel the same. i have 4 kids, ages 10,4,2 and 17 mos. i am home all day with them. i work from home for my local newspaper. i am thinking of getting a waitressing job one or two nights a week not only for the extra money but also for the socialization. i feel that even if we go to play groups or to a friends house, i am never away from them. i love the four of them more than anything in this world and would be nothing without them but i do need to get away,even if only for a few hours a month. it is hard since they are all little with the exception of my daughter. i dont feel that my husband is really attentive to them if they are outside or playing. he is like a big child and if he gets into doing something, the rest of the world disappears. i know that a lot of men are like this, especially if they arent used to being around the kids alot, like my hubby. so i dont go anywhere out of fear that he will lose one of them or one of them will get hurt because he wasnt watching. he usually works 6 days a week but now for summer, he has more sats off than not so i am thinking of getting a waitressing job for sat and sun for a few hours each day just to get out and make some extra money. but like i said, fear makes me second guess that decision. all of us sahm's need a break and many of us dont get one ever, like myself. so you arent wrong for feeling that way, you are human!!
• United States
25 May 07
its so nice to hear that I am not the only one who feels this way!
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@rapidfire (100)
• United States
25 May 07
grt thats how i am feeling now i desperately want to get out b4 i feel my baby has ruined my career n hate her for that.....i love her adore her but being all alone n at home n no career hurts me
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• United States
19 Sep 07
Hi I just read your post and man I understand what you are saying. I am a stay at home work from home mom and I have a hard time getting out too. Believe it or not even if you get into the car and just go to the store it will help with the sanity. I also take my son to the park or just for a ride it helps trust me good luck
@magnet (2089)
• United States
6 Jun 07
On the weekends sometimes my husband and I trade places. He gets to be the stay at home Dad when I go out and have some fun. He always end up calling me 2 hours later telling me that he miss me or asking me if we can do something together later on that day. It helps him appreciate me even more and know what it's like to be at home all day with two small children.