Thursday, 29 June 2017

Created Chaos!

This is mine... married to a man-child (hehe!), mother of a 4 year old, a 3 year old plus another on the way. But wait! There's more! 2 dogs and 1 cat and my life can be somewhat chaotic. Yet boring. There! I said it. The life of a stay at home mother can be BORING! And I created it! Isn't it funny the words I use to describe myself? Wife, mother... that's not me completely now is it? I had an identity before I became both of those things.

Don't get me wrong, I love my life, my kids, my little family. And I am grateful my husband sacrifices as much as he does by working long hours so I can stay home with our bub's. But the mundane day-to-day running of a household gets a little dull. And let's face it, some days are better than others. Day in, day out copious amounts of laundry (washing, drying, folding, putting away - seriously who does all that in one day?! Not to mention clothes, towels, sheets, blankets - ugh!) cleaning, cooking... and that's just on the slower days! Then you have days of school drop offs, pick ups, shopping, outings, toilet training, tantrum dodging, children fighting... the list goes on my friends and I'm just getting started!

That's why I wanted to start a blog. To connect, to feel a part of a community, to help others feel like they're not alone. Believe me, I know what that's like! Not that my husband isn't supportive, quite the opposite. But he needs to work and earn a living. Anyone else get to 4pm and message or call hubby to ask what time he'll be home? Gosh, I hope I'm not the only one! I mean, I'd love for us both to be home 24/7 and raise our kids and do more together but the reality is no one can do that unless they win lotto - hashtag onepowerball !

It's hard enough trying to find our way in the world and figure out who we are let alone throw parenthood into the mix! Oi, oi, oi! I get the feeling sometimes that society places stay at home mums in a "lazy" sort of category. Like, we are hard working too, ya know!? And I take my hat off to the working mums with jobs outside of motherhood. I've been there. I went back to work full time when my oldest was 8 months old. Granted, it only lasted 4 months as I fell pregnant with our second but it was hard work. Hats off to my mum though who helped tremendously in looking after our bub and household during the day, but I know not everyone has that kind of support. And this is who I want to reach out to. The every day mum, whether you are working, stay at home, organised, bat sh*t crazy, holding it all together, drinking coffee to keep you afloat, drinking wine to help you "chillax", still finding your way, about to leap into the journey of parenthood or are a seasoned player. I hope you find something relate-able.

So here's to all of our created chaos's - the good, the bad and the ugly! *chink*