Updated: Jul 19
Boredom everyone experiences it but, what do we do when we are supposed to be "lucky" so boredom turns into guilt? As a mom and especially a stay at home mom I'm supposed to be lucky. I'm lucky to be able to have kids at all and especially ones who are healthy. I'm lucky my husband's career allows me to stay at home with my kids. I do admit that I appreciate both of those things but, I'm still human and have needs and desires.
As a stay at home mom we are caretakers, personal chefs, chauffeur, laundress, seamstress, travel agent, tutor, nurse, personal assistant and the list goes on and on. You are stretched thin being everything for everyone often with no breaks or thanks and NO pay at all. It's hard to mostly have no adult interaction and your only source of communication wants to talk only about their latest Minecraft world and you literally just can't as it's the 3,999 time that week already. I mean yes your work is busy and yes it is important but at times its mind numbing and dull.
So even though boredom is normal and everyone experiences it you feel guilty because of it. Guilt can lead to depression when left unchecked. That is why it is time to proudly exclaim yes I'm bored and that is o.k. It is time to let go of the guilt. It is time to ask for help when you need it. It is time to admit that you are human and no matter your blessings life can be hard. It is important for moms and really everyone to find that outlet that helps us reset and recharge. Whether it is reading, taking a bubble bath, drinks with friends, arts & crafts, date night or a long walk do it. Take time for you and feed your soul. You can't fill cups with an empty pitcher and as the saying goes "happy wife happy life" or as I like to say it “happy mom happy kids”.