Do u get tired of being a housewife or do u enjoy it?

United States
March 24, 2007 4:47pm CST
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to go back to work and leave the children in someone elses care. Am I the only one who thinks about that? I know I couldn't ever do it, but I do wonder sometimes what life would be like outside of this house! How about you?
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I think all housewives, SAHM think about going back to work, from time to time. I do enjoy it though and like you would never go back to work. I like a clean house and not being tired when the kids get home. I like having free time to do what I wish. I know some mom/dads out there would love to stay home but can't for various reasons. I'm just happy that I can.
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 07
I agree with that. I tried going back to work when my oldest child was 2 but I hated it. I couldn't do it. I think I lasted about a month in a full time job. The money just wasn't worth leaving my baby. Now, my youngest is nearly 2 and he's much harder work than my first! I do think about going back to work part time. I wonder what it would be like to leave the kids with someone else, but I wouldn't leave them with anyone for more than a couple of hours anyway.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I'm a full time SAHM & I love it. But, yes.. sometimes I wonder what it would be like to go back out into the work force (then I get a good zap of reality and happy that I don't have to) :) I was supposed to go back to work after my maternity leave... went back for 3 weeks and had to quit-- absoultely horrible. So, I just think of that when ever I get to thinking about what it would be like.. and remember exactly how it was :) I just feel bad for people that do go back to work and don't want to.. i couldn't imagine having to do that again.
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26 Mar 07
I love being a full time mum and housewife, i'm not good at very much but i'm great at this and i feel really proud to be a housewife and mother. Sometimes i thing about what it would be like to win the lottery and have a nanny once a week just so my partner and me could go out, but i could never have somebody doing ot full time, i love my children and i love spending time with them and if you had a full time nanny i would miss out on all them special moments.
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@sahm35 (891)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I want to continue to be a SAHM but I have got to find a job that I can do from home. I got so burnt out from my job along with having a miscarriage that I did not even want to think about another job. But now I think that I may at least ready for a stay at home position. Why is that so hard to land?
@joluha (342)
24 Mar 07
I would love to be at home all the time with my two year old son. I am still quite lucky as I only work two and half days each week but still hate leaving him, even though he is fine playing with Grandma while I'm not here. Make the most of every moment you have with your children..after all you didn't have them to leave them with someone else? If you got a job you would probably only get bored with it after a while - most people do I think..enjoy the time you have - your children will soon grow up and then there is time enough to think about going out to work. Besides being a mum is full time job!
• United States
24 Mar 07
I agree! I truly love being home with my children. I love being there for all their accomplishments! First smile, laugh, crawl, step... everything! I wouldn't wanna miss it for the world!
@Mshell (62)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I have done it both ways. Now, I just stay home. Sometimes I feel like a prisoner of laundry and dirty diapers. I never go anywhere except to the grocery store and it wears on me. I have lived a very social life before my children and now sometimes I feel like I have lost myself. I get more irritated and much more tired. I will not go back to work for a few more years, but I need to develop a life of my own...outside these walls.
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• United States
7 Apr 07
I can see why it would be tempting on the frazzled days to think about another place, but do you really think the grass is greener on the other side. I love staying home and taking care of the house. I wish that we could afford to do this forever. You should try to get into some play groups and community things to get you all out of the house more. That might help.
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@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
5 Apr 07
I used to be a working mom but I had to give it up. Now I am a SAHM. I am taking care of my 3 young kids but I'm still coping. I cherish the moments when I get to see and share the new experiences and discoveries that each of my kids encounter. But it is tiring, very tiring. Only laughters, hugs and kisses from my 3 angels could take all the exhaustion away. =)
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
15 Aug 07
I love being at home. I love my house and my pets and staying home and careing for everything. Sometimes I get loenly when my husband is at work, and sometimes I get bored because I do not know how to drive and we live outint he country so I cannot get to town on my own, but I am going to get my license eventually and then I can go run errands when I get bored. I don't have any children, my husband does not want any :( , but I have a dog and a cat to baby and my husband to take care of, so my days are full.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
being a housewife and mom is fulfilling and wonderful, but it's tiring also. i am a working mother,a wife too. i have work in the morning and after that i am a wife and a mother also, doing all the household chores, taking care of the baby at the same time, and most of all taking care of my husband, i'm a three person in one.mom, a wife,and a provider. well that's tough huh?
@butterfly39 (3906)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
We always get tired...especially being a working mother. But when we see our children grown up and in good health, that would be a great blessing from God and it gives me inspiration to work more so hard for them.
@nilanym (184)
• Philippines
7 May 07
i enjoy being a housewife. i like to take care of my children by myself. and i also like to work at home. if my children are asleep i do my home base job. i do freelance data entry. it's very nice to care for your children and at the same time earn extra income for your family. :)
@faith6 (47)
• United States
14 Apr 07
i soooooooo get bored from being a housewife.i miss the interactions with people and adult time.but then i feel bad for wanting to leave my child with someone else for the day.do feel like that??